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Beware of bacteria in dermal fillers, researchers warn

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief | Jul 25, 2014

Subcutaneous bumps that appear after dermal filler injections might be caused by bacteria, and treatment with steroids can cause the bacteria to proliferate, according to a study published in the journal Pathogens and Disease. The researchers cultured Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus epidermidis and Propionibacterium acnes in a polyacrylamide hydrogel permanent filler, a semi-permanent calcium hydroxylapatite filler and a temporary hyaluronic acid filler. Prophylactic antibiotics prevented bacteria from forming on the biofilms in the gels, but in the cases where the bacteria did form, successive treatments with high doses of antibiotics were ineffective. Modern Medicine (07/16)


Patient lawsuit says surgeon left sponges in leg wound

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief | Jul 25, 2014

Ontario plastic surgeons use microsurgery for post-mastectomy reconstruction

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2014

Sunshine Act disclosure website marred by glitches, reports say

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2014

Recertification rules will add to health care provider shortage, physicians warn

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2014

LED mask claims to light up skin

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2014

More brides say "I do" to pre-ceremony cosmetic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief | Jul 25, 2014

Honey shown to aid wound healing

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief | Jul 25, 2014

Otoplasty diminishes physical, emotional pain for girl

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief | Jul 25, 2014

3D-printed body parts could replace cadaver parts for students

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2014


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