I had a tear through filler procedure 11 days ago and I still have a "ball" of swelling under my left eye. Is this normal?

Is there anything I can do to reduce the swelling at this stage?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (1)


Answered by Normand Miller, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT

The tear trough is one of the toughest areas for fillers. The most common problem is that, if one tries to fully correct that groove at the time of treatment, the swelling in the area may create a ridge, instead of a groove. Any swelling should go down over 2 to 4 weeks. There is not much you can do at this point. However if it fails to go down to any significant degree at 1 month, this filler could be "melted away" with Hyaluronidase injection (assuming that you received a product such as Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero or Volbella).

Published on May 03, 2018

Answered by Normand Miller, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT (View Profile)

The tear trough is one of the toughest areas for fillers. The most common problem is that, if one tries to fully correct that groove at the time of treatment, the swelling in the area may create a ridge, instead of a groove. Any swelling should go down over 2 to 4 weeks. There is not much you can do at this point. However if it fails to go down to any significant degree at 1 month, this filler could be "melted away" with Hyaluronidase injection (assuming that you received a product such as Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero or Volbella).

Published on May 03, 2018


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