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What you see pictured is a positive aspiration, ie: aspiration of blood during filler injection.
This isn’t the first time that I have aspirated blood, and it won’t be the last. I had this positive aspirate on periosteum (bone) in an anatomical region where there “shouldn’t” have been a vessel.
If I had assumed there was no vessel here, I could’ve seriously injured a patient, causing things like tissue necrosis (death), as filler can act like a clot in a vessel. Aspiration is NOT fool proof, and it is still possible to inject filler into a vessel, even with aspiration, which is why it is so important to go to a properly trained and certified injector who knows the anatomy of the face like the back of their hand. However, this goes to show that even if you are an expert in facial anatomy, you. should. aspirate! It would be naive to assume that every patient has “textbook” facial anatomy.
I’ve had patients tell me that I am a “slow” injector. And I am. I am slow and cautious, and I am proud to say that I have never had an adverse event in my career as an injector. Does this mean I never will? No, it doesn’t. But taking my time, and taking extra cautious steps to ensure the safety of my patients is extremely important to me.
I don’t share this to scare you. I share this to educate you. Does your injector aspirate? Do they have an emergency plan in place, should they need it? These are important questions to ask your potential injector. Don’t trust your pretty face to just anyone.
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