Alloplastic facial augmentation in Asian-American patients had low rates of postoperative complications and patients reported high levels of satisfaction, according to study results published in Aesthetic Surgery Journal.
The researchers retrospectively reviewed all patients of Asian ethnicity who underwent alloplastic facial augmentations by the senior author, Edmund Kwan, MD, between January 2009 and December 2013.
The review included 215 patients that met the researchers’ criteria with a total of 243 implants placed in the forehead, nose, midface and/or chin. There were 169 female and 46 male patients. Average age of the patients was 37 years (range, 16-65 years).