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Alexander Rivkin, MD
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reystylane, malar bags and blindness
thank you for your quick reply,to my last question you mention that the filler has to be injected deep for the eyes,,,in regard to malar cheek bag flattening, is there any risk to damage or blindness if done improperly, how deep should the plastic surgeon/dermitologist s have to inject, i have hollow eyes and the thought of these questions scares me. thanks again


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experience matters  November 27, 2009 1:27 PM

injections of filler under the eyes can be technically tricky. although blindness is extraordinarily rare (i have never seen this, nor has any doctor i know seen it, but i have heard of a case being reported in the literature), it is theoretically possible. the filler should be placed deep against the bone by an injector who is very experienced in filler injections under the eyes.



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