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Can i massage out bumps that form after radiesse (dermal fillers) injections? i've heard lumps are a possible side effect after radiesse (dermal fillers) injections. if i get them, can i massage them to smooth it out?

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Dr. Thomas Lamperti answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

Relatively : Relatively small firm areas are possible after filler injection. You can check with your provider first, but I do tell my patients that they can massage these areas to help smooth them out.

Answered 10/3/2016

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Dr. Peter Certo answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Yes : Yes you can as long as it is within the first 24-36 hours. If your filler is not smooth immediately after the injection, gentle massage the area until it is. Your doctor should smooth it out immediately after the injection. If you notice lumps, get back to your doctor immediately for a post-op check.

Answered 10/3/2016

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Dr. Richard Fleming answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

Within : Within the first 24-48 hours after filler injections massage will help to smooth any small irregularities. Having said that, follow your physicians instructions.

Answered 5/8/2019

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Dr. Ron Pelton answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

Radiesse (dermal fillers) : Radiesse (dermal fillers) is more likely to cause lumps than other injectables and massage is encouraged.

Answered 1/9/2019

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Dr. Scott Smith answered

Specializes in Periodontics

Radiesse (dermal fillers) : Radiesse is a suspension of extremely small perfectly spherical calcium particles (calcium hydroxylapatite). It is very common for the individual administering the injection to massage the material once it is placed in the general area. Radiesse is often placed deeper than the other dermal fillers and the lumpiness or "string of pearls" is not as common. As with the other types of dermal fillers it is perfectly fine to gently massage the area for the first 24 hours. After a day the body will have started to encapsulate the material and the ability to move it around will significantly diminish.

Answered 12/16/2020

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