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Influence of Botulinum Toxin A Injection in the Practice Management of Facial Plastic Surgery

Steve Dayan, MD; Keith Lertsburapa, MD; Ami Patel, MD
Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2007;9(3):211-212. doi:10.1001/archfaci.9.3.211.
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According to the 2005 analysis report from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery,1 injection with botulinum toxin A (Botox; Allergan Inc, Irvine, Calif) is the most frequently performed cosmetic procedure in the United States, taking into account both surgical and nonsurgical treatments. This injectable agent has gained such popularity because of its positive predictable effects and because the procedure can be performed quickly, safely, and with minimal to no downtime for the patient.2 However, an important question is often posed by aesthetic surgeons: “What role does Botox have in a surgical practice?”

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