A 60-year-old male asked:
has sculptra that has been used as a filler in the foot (as fat pad augmentation/padding replacement) fda approved for this use yet?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Krishna Narayanan answered
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Mostly facial: sculptura is used as a facial filler. Not yet approved by the FDA for applications in the feet for augmentation.
Answered on May 13, 2014
Dr. Marcus Peterson answered
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
No Foot approval: Sculptra is FDA approved for HIV lipoatrophy and cosmetic facial enhancement. Any other use would be considered off-label usage. You might find a doctor that would do this but I know of no study or research on the subject of feet fat pad augmentation.
Answered on May 15, 2014
Dr. Arnold Zuckman answered
41 years experience Podiatry
Apparently not!: I would be very cautious about implannting any froeign substance into the plantar foot. The loads and pressures are extremely high and still not completely understood. There is a long history of failure with every product that has been used.
Answered on May 18, 2014
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