[T]he British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) published statistics revealing that almost a quarter of their members had seen patients for surgery to correct problems caused by permanent fillers – injectable gels used to add volume to the face and, more recently, the body.
Permanent fillers are dangerous. Silicone gel was the prototypical “permanent filler.” No responsible plastic surgeons of whom I know offer it to their clients.
The good and the bad about the safe soft tissue fillers is that they don’t last too long. The newer Hyaluronic acid fillers (Hylaform, Restylane, Captique, Prevelle and the like) are probably the safest we have seen to date. They have the fewest reactions and problems, but last only a few months.