Ryan Greene, MD, PhD, FACS
Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
Non-Surgical Specialist
and National Injectable Expert

South Florida GreeneMD Blog

Dr Ryan Greene Facial Plastic Surgeon Weston FloridaPatients often ask me - Do you use a blunt cannula for the tear trough?

Blog Post October 8th, 2018 - by Dr. Ryan Greene

I answer that I have always used a needle instead, for multiple reasons. In my opinion, the needle technique is more precise, as I am always in the correct plane, and I know exactly where I’m placing the filler. With a cannula, the filler is often placed in an incorrect plane (too superficial and not deep enough). In my practice, I often see patients treated elsewhere who had filler placed incorrectly using a cannula; this can create puffy, lumpy filler below the tear trough.




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