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A patient is currently in a critical condition following a cosmetic injection of the breast in a cosmetic clinic in Sydney. Dr Daniel Lanzer is a Cosmetic Dermatologist who was one of the initial Dermatologist who helped introduce cosmetic injections and other procedures into Australia said that this is a real tragedy.
We cannot understand what fillers would be injected into the breasts and certainly should only be done by an accredited doctor in an appropriate accredited setting.
Fillers are used to plump up the skin such as cheeks and lips. Large volume fillers are not approved in Australia except for using ones own fat in areas such as the cheeks or defects.
Dr Lanzer explained that it’s very important patients are warned of all risks no matter how unlikely or rare. The recommended that has now been accepted is that a patient has a one week cooling off period and in some cases they see an independent psychologists.
Breasts are usually enhanced with implants such as saline. They are often placed under the chest muscle and usually performed under general anesthetic. Clinics in Sydney have previously had issues by injecting too much local anaesthetic in the breast region. Dr Lanzer explains the breasts have deep blood vessels and using inappropriate anesthetic in this area can cause problems.
Further information can be found on the Sydney Morning Herald.