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Consensus Recommendations for Optimal Augmentation of the Asian Face with Hyaluronic Acid and Calcium Hydroxylapatite Fillers

 Rho, Nark-Kyoung  ;  Chang, Yao-Yuan  ;  Chao, Yates Yen-Yu  ;  Furuyama, Nobutaka  ;  Huang, Peter Y. C.  ;  Kerscher, Martina  ;  Kim, Hee-Jin  ;  Park, Je-Young  ;  Peng, Hsien Li Peter  ;  Rummaneethorn, Paisal  ;  Rzany, Berthold  ;  Sundaram, Hema  ;  Wong, Chin Ho  ;  Yang, Yuli  ;  Prasetyo, Adri Dwi 
 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol.136(5) : 940-956, 2015 
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 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 
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BACKGROUND: Although the use of filling agents for soft-tissue augmentation has increased worldwide, most consensus statements do not distinguish between ethnic populations. There are, however, significant differences between Caucasian and Asian faces, reflecting not only cultural disparities, but also distinctive treatment goals. Unlike aesthetic patients in the West, who usually seek to improve the signs of aging, Asian patients are younger and request a broader range of indications. METHODS: Members of the Asia-Pacific Consensus group-comprising specialists from the fields of dermatology, plastic surgery, anatomy, and clinical epidemiology-convened to develop consensus recommendations for Asians based on their own experience using cohesive polydensified matrix, hyaluronic acid, and calcium hydroxylapatite fillers. RESULTS: The Asian face demonstrates differences in facial structure and cosmetic ideals. Improving the forward projection of the "T zone" (i.e., forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin) forms the basis of a safe and effective panfacial approach to the Asian face. Successful augmentation may be achieved with both (1) high- and low-viscosity cohesive polydensified matrix/hyaluronic acid and (2) calcium hydroxylapatite for most indications, although some constraints apply. CONCLUSION: The Asia-Pacific Consensus recommendations are the first developed specifically for the use of fillers in Asian populations.
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김희진(Kim, Hee Jin) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1139-6261
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