The Risk of Facial Fillings Aesthetic Procedures: A Case Report
Tiago Novaes Pinheiro,
Rua Conde de Anadia, 23, Parque 10, Miami Park, Yellow-Tower ap-404 CEP-69055-69, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil.
Facial cosmetic procedures are on increasing demand, for plastic surgeons and dental professionals now-a-days. New techniques applied for the renewal offacial contours have become the first treatment option before surgical corrections. This case report highlights some of the risks related to such procedures, reporting a case of a painful fluctuating nodule in the midline of the vestibular sulcus, extending towards the upper lip. The patient mentioned a 2-year history of progression of the lesion. The nodule was 0.8 cm wide, well defined, with normal colour. The excisional biopsy was proposed with initial suspect of pleomorphic adenoma, or other soft tissue tumour. Microscopic evaluation of the excised lesion revealed a foreign body granuloma caused by multiple spherules of transparent synthetic material of uniform diameter, identified as Polymethylmetacrylate (PMMA). The patient then recalled that he underwent an aesthetic procedure of rhinoplasty with facial filling that he did not correlate with the symptoms.