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What is the long-term side effect of fat dissolving injections to salivary gland or muscle?

What is the long-term side effect of fat dissolving injections to salivary gland or muscle? I am considering fat dissolving injections and concerned of short term and long-term side effects of fat dissolving injections to salivary gland or platysma muscle?

The most serious potential complication of fat dissolving injections is injection into the nerve that helps to elevate the corners of the mouth. If this nerve is damaged, the corners of the mouth can “droop” for 10-12 weeks while the nerve heals. However, if injected correctly by an experienced injector, the chances of the nerve being damaged are minimal. If injected with the correct technique, the fat dissolving injections will be superficial to the platysma, and away from the salivary glands. In the studies evaluating the effects and safety of fat dissolving injections, no permanent side-effects were reported.