Venous risk areas in lip filler injections

In the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery, an understanding of the venous vasculature plays a key role in lip filler procedures. A recent study entitled “Venous Tributaries of the Lip: Implications for Lip Filler Injection” by Moorefield et al. published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (August 2023, DOI: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000010212) has shed light on this important aspect.

The study, which included a photographic analysis of the venous vasculature of 26 participants, identified tributary veins in all areas of the mouth with some variations. The results point to four significant areas of venous pooling that could be at risk during lip filler procedures.

“…the results point to four significant areas of venous accumulation that could be at risk…”

Identifying and understanding these vulnerable areas is crucial to minimize the potential for inflammation, bruising, swelling or asymmetry that can lead to unsatisfactory cosmetic results.

Research such as this reinforces the importance of anatomical accuracy in beauty and aesthetic procedures, helping practitioners provide safer and more effective treatments. A step towards excellence in patient care and satisfaction!

Source: DOI: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000010212