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Doctor insights on: Swelling After Filler Injections

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Will I be extremely swollen after genioplasty and fat graft to cheeks? Filler in lips? How long till swelling goes down after op? Flying home in 3 wks

Will I be extremely swollen after genioplasty and fat graft to cheeks? Filler in lips? How long till swelling goes down after op? Flying home in 3 wks

3 weeks ok: Yes, significant swelling after these 2 procedures. Most gone in 3 weeks. Any swelling that still exists will not likely be noticed by others. ...Read more

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How many people end up with a lot of swelling or unevenness after radiesse (dermal fillers)? I'm really interested in getting this, but I'm worried about possible severe side effects. How likely is a bad reaction? .

How many people end up with a lot of swelling or unevenness after radiesse (dermal fillers)? I'm really interested in getting this, but I'm worried about possible severe side effects. How likely is a bad reaction? .

Swelling: Swelling or lumps or asymmetry can occur with any dermal filler. Radiesse is a thick white substance and it is less forgiving to back technique. It is harder to mess up juvederm or Restylane (dermal fillers) but all of these are technique dependent. A good injector can get you good results with minimal risk and a bad injector can make you look odd. There are some other issues as well. For example Radiesse should never be injected in the lips no matter how good the injector is. See a few good plastic or facial plastic surgeons and do not base your decision on cost-savings alone. You often get what you pay for. ...Read more

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How many people end up with a lot of swelling or unevenness after radiesse (dermal fillers)? I'm really interested in getting this, but I'm worried about possible severe side effects. How likely is a bad reaction? .

How many people end up with a lot of swelling or unevenness after radiesse (dermal fillers)? I'm really interested in getting this, but I'm worried about possible severe side effects. How likely is a bad reaction? .

Radiesse (dermal fillers): Radiesse (dermal fillers) is a common injectable filler that few complications when injected by an experienced and skilled practitioner. Don't go to the mall, beauty salon or dentist to get fillers. Find an expert (www. Asoprs. Org) - oculoplastic surgeon, facial plastic surgeon, dermatologist or general plastic surgeon who has been injecting for a few years and you will do well. ...Read more

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I had restylane (dermal fillers) in lips. Bottom lip is too big (post swelling).Is it easy and safe to reverse? My doc has never done it. Should I find someone who has?

Pretty safe: Restylane (dermal fillers) is Hyaluronic acid and there is something called hyaluronidase that can be injected to help break it down. Really the doc who did the procedure should learn to use it if s/he is going to be injecting and if you trust him/her to work through this with you. The hyaluronidase is a bit expensive. You might be able to negotiate the cost if agreed that you got more Restylane (dermal fillers) than needed. ...Read more

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How soon should swelling and pain at injection site go away?

How soon should swelling and pain at injection site go away?

Within 10 days: Otherwise see physician that gave you the injection. Msek prior answer for more comments about im injections. ...Read more

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Continued swelling (20days) after injection, what to do?

Continued swelling (20days) after injection, what to do?

R/O ABCESS/HEMATOMA: Seek evaluatIon to rule out ABCESS vs Hematoma ...Read more

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How long does it take for the swelling to go down after injection from dentist?

How long does it take for the swelling to go down after injection from dentist?

Depends: It depends on the amount and type of anesthetic, whether it has vasoconstrictor, your physical health and the speed of your metabolism as well as unknown factors.
By the way, you do not swell from the injection, you only feel that way because you are "numb". ...Read more

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Is pain and swelling 3 days after a glute injection, but no redness, something to be worried about?

Is pain and swelling 3 days after a glute injection, but no redness, something to be worried about?

Can last 7 or more d: You can have localized pain at the injection site that can last 7 days or longer in some individuals. I suggest you observe the area with a mirror, and watch for any redness or swelling also feel the area and feel for any increased earth to the touch. If any of these occur than go back to your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I received a steriod injection 2 weeks ago. Since then, I have been in intermittent pain and have severe swelling at injection site. What is wrong?

Have it checked: Could be an infection locally, or a fluid collection (the medicine carrier was not properly absorbed), or possibly a local reaction. All should be evaluated by a dr. ...Read more

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Hcg injections swelling in forearms. Help what do I do?

Stop: Hcg injections can cause water retention however if there is significant painful swelling a followup with prescribing provider is necessary to be further evaluated and the hcg injections should be discontinued ...Read more

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Does hyaluronidase cause any swelling or redness at the injection site?

Does hyaluronidase cause any swelling or redness at the injection site?

Possibly: Any injection can cause swelling and redness, as there is a puncture to the skin and can cause inflammation or infection. ...Read more

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I just had my first Orthvisc knee injection. I am wondering why I am having so much pain a swelling? Is this going to happen with each injection? Help

Swelling, pain: Some discomfort after these injections is not unusual. However, it's recommended that you notify the treating orthopedic surgeon or rheumatologist of these significant symptoms as he/she may want to examine your knee to check for possible complications of bleeding or infection. ...Read more

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Wife's getting proluton depot for a while & at injection site swelling and pain is normal. But this time its bad & not going away, we already used ice.

Local reaction: Check to see if it's the same manufacturer. Could be a local reaction to preservative. Other possibilities are infection due to the injection. If the redness spreads and the pain worsens, she should see her physician to have it appropriately diagnosed. ...Read more

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Would a cortisone injection in ur wrist, create fluid n swelling?

Would a cortisone injection in ur wrist, create fluid n swelling?

Probably not: Cortisone injections are used to reduce swelling and pain. Sometimes the area is more painful for the first day or two, though. ...Read more