Fillers and Facial Fat Pads


  • Uwe Wollina Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Academic Teaching Hospital Dresden-Friedrichstadt, Dresden
  • Alberto Goldman Clinica Goldman, Porto Alegre, RS
  • Georgi Tchernev Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Dermatologic Surgery, Medical Institute of Ministry of Interior, and Onkoderma Policlinic for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Sofia



Fillers, aesthetic medicine, facial anatomy, fat pads


Fillers are used for facial sculpturing and anti-ageing treatments with increasing popularity. The optimal outcome of any filler treatment depends upon different factors: exact indication, known limitations, filler product, and filler placement. For volumizing effect and longevity of procedures, however, the interaction of fillers and facial fat pads seems to be crucial. Here, we will review the optimum filler injections for facial applications in relationship to new data and concepts concerning facial fat pads anatomy and physiology. Such a view will us enable to provide optimum results in aesthetic procedures.


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Wollina U, Goldman A, Tchernev G. Fillers and Facial Fat Pads. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2017 Jul. 18 [cited 2024 Apr. 18];5(4):403-8. Available from:

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