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Cellulitis from Juvederm

  • TMS
  • atlanta, ga
  • 4 years ago

Seems like a lot of people feel fillers are so safe. Even I felt confident going to my doctor for Juvederm Ultra Plus (injected into nasolabial folds). Let me warn you, be very careful who does the procedure. I was left with cellulitis and staph infection in my face. Hospitalised for 3 days then on a pic line with IV for 2 months. Doctor said if I hadnt sought treatment, I would have died. Its been a nightmare. When you sign a release form, remember, it CAN happen to you!

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I'm so sorry! How long after the injections did you relize something is not right?

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I CAN NOT STRESS THE NEED FOR YOU ALL TO VISIT AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE SPECIALIST. HE SAVED MY LIFE... AND STILL DOES TO THIS DAY!!! I started this thread in 2010. Im still suffering. Its been hell. I did get better. I thought it was all behind me..... boy, was I wrong. One evening, over TWO YEARS LATER, the end of May 2012 I felt a very tender area in my gum line exactly where the original bruise and infection cellulite and staph infection originally started from the juviderm. When I woke up the next morning, I had a large bulging from my gum! I went to the dentist who wanted me to go to a oral surgeon. Sadly it was Memorial Day weekend so I couldnt find a open Oral Surgeon. Two hours later, my husband was rushing me to the ER. I was in horrible pain!!!! I finally got to a oral surgeon who immediately took me in for surgery. The bulge was a 2.3 centimeter cyst that BROKE through my Maxilla bone (its the bone above the gums and roots of your teeth. It is technically the upper jaw bone.) A few days after surgery, the infection came back so they had to drain it again. After two weeks, they did a bone graft. Of course it also got infected so the bone graft failed and they had to remove it. I had a drain placed in my jaw bone (Maxilla) to help drain the infection....twice. In all, I had 4 oral surgery's, due to damage from the jaw, I lost 3 teeth and have a permanent hole in my jaw. Whats worse it I had to back on a PICC line twice in the last two months due to my face swelling where the original cellulite was. PS: Once you have cellulite, you will forever have some cells in the area that can re-stimulate. I have very bad nerve damage. My ID doctor says is facial palsy. Because when I smile, the left side will not move. My lip and tongue burn (nerve). As long as Im on a PICC line, everything eases up. Also, From this May - now, I have spent over 18,000 on surgery.... Now my ID thinks I might have a bone fragment or another cyst behind the bone. I have another very painful knot coming up. I went today for a new PICC line. I go for a MRI the end of next week. A few days later I will see another Oral & Facial Surgeon/Specialist to see if he needs to remove the new growth. My ID and I feel like this is related to the Juvederm infection. We are guessing that after the originality infection in 2010, my bodies defenses tried to encapsulate the filler. In doing so, the mass continued to get bigger and bigger until it broke through my jaw. At this point all I can do is hope that at some point this will stop. My dentist is worried that I might have Osteomyelitis of the maxilla. Im sorry if this email seems all over the place. I just cant think straight anymore. I cant tell you how horrible this has been. Good luck to us all!
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ohhh my god, this is not possible, i was so happy fro you and it gave me so much happiness the fact you were out from the infection.... while it seems this story is never ending as our stories... i hope you don't have osteomyelitis however i hope that in addition to antibiotics you can do hyperbaric as it is really effective to reinforce the antibiotic effect. I am so sorry for all of us as we have go through all this, it was such a stupid procedure, while it has caused so serious problems and chronic... i have a question tms, the cyst/bulge appeared just in one day? i am sorry for your pain, i know how bad is it.. stay strong! and i hope they analyzed your cyst to try to understand if bacteria had caused it and which one. i am starting a cure for chronic calcified infections such as prostatitis 6 months of antibiotics, 2 weeks on two off..
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yes and please keep us posted!!! With you in this orrible situation gloria
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I am sorry for your nightmare. I wonder what went wrong? I have had six or seven juvederm injections and never had anything other then redness and once a bruise when I did not eat pineapple before the procedure.
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Hi there all I'm sorry you are all still struggling in your own personal hell,me too I'm still stuck in this dementia hell of brain dysfunction,my eyes are still bad,I am sleeping a bit better but the memory loss is very bad as is the nausea,I am still seeing the herbalist she is still hopeful that the brain malfunction symptoms will ease off,I trust her as I have no be else wanting to help,my muscles ache so bad I have no energy,I have really bad flu now and this makes my head even more fuzzy,I am still getting the sundowning in the evening,this is horrible,I know this stuff migrated to my eyes and brain it's horrendous I don't know if it's the filler or the way it was injected but I got a reaction in my cheeks and nose lines too so I think I was allergic anyway to it all,it's 13 months now and no sign yet of reprieve,I'm praying that this stuff has a shelf life and eventually the brain and body is strong enough to heal even if the brain is damaged in some way,I hate myself for this hell I feel it's all my fault,I look 20 years older from bring sick,my eyes are all crepey where the sin was stretched I have lines where I didn't before,my cheeks are saggy,I should have just waited and saved for a facekift in 10 years,this stuff zaps your own collagen decreasing your own elastin,my skin was so smooth before,I look older than my mum and she is 74,I pray mu soul will heal as I feel even that is damaged.Please jeep posting its good to hear from you all,I pray for all your recoveries,I just want my clear head back and to just not feel sick anymore,all my best wishes,kx.
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Hi, was this all Because of the juvederm?!
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Hi there thanks for your question,yes it was all from the juvederm ultra 2 that was injected in the glabella and the juvederm ultra 4 in the nlf and cheeks.I had never had Botox or fillers previous to this,the reaction in the cheeks was that night with severe burning,I am now after 15 months partially deaf in my left ear,losing my sight in my right eye,and have toxic induced dementia with sundowning at 41 years old,I also have incontinence,my menstrual cycle has ceased,hair loss,muscle wasting and fatigue,the burning still remains,24 hours a day,I cannot work,drive,sleep,watch tv,read or travel I am so sick,thank you for your interest,I pray one day to be out of this misery,all the best,kx.
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dear katie i am so sad you are still in this orrible condition.. i see you so much and i really suggest to go and find a very good immunologist. I have been to a very good infectivologist and immunologist of my country, he is 70 years and he was the one to coordinate researches with u.s. when the aids appeared in the 80s. He told me that possibly i have a calcified slow grade infection, the filler was impure or something happened as a cross contamination during the procedure.. but this is why i am still bad and i am better after antibiotic, it is something of low grade not acute with fever or abcess but it is very tricky. so now i have blood exams to understand better which kind of reaction this is and a scan. In addition as this doctor is very famous among all other doctors as he is considered the pioneer of immunology. the dermatologist i saw agreed to do a skin biopsy after knowing i went to this doctor and that he strongly suggested a biopsy to identify the real cause of this reaction. well as always, it is all a questionof power.. unfortunately i saw 2 surgeons and both told me they won't touch my face to surgical remove the calcifications.. one said i don't feel anything inside you derma... the funny thing was that when i went to the infectivologist despite he is pretty old and not a surgeon he told me the calcifications are easily palpable and he could fell them close to the periosteum.. (exactly when they are).. this is simply ridicoulous, a surgeon should be the one with much sensibility on palping face..well said that, i am starting thinking they say they don't want to touch you as they don't want to have any responsibility... pleae keep me posted on your situtation.. i will do the analysis as next step but i have to wait couple of weeks as i had the antibiotics since the pain adn inflammation gew up again the last week,,, i give all of you a biug hugg for katie please go to an infectivologist or immunologist please please.. there are autoimmune disease with exactly your symptoms please,,, it could have been triggered b y the filler
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ahh and by the way, as the infection has calcified, bacteria are inside the calcifications and the infection flairs up despite the antibiotics,... so this is call chronic infection... i will have to do a 6 months cure after analysis and just pray it will be sufficient to destroy the infection otherwise i would have to live with it and with antibiotics.,..as none wants to remove at least the bigger calcifications... so actually it seems they have done a very big damn. i.e. just remember that hyaluronic acid can cause immunitary reaction, infections, blood vessels block and consequently necrosis and some people got blind for this.. a woman got blind as the product injected got in to a vessel and after artery that provided blood to the eye.. all got blocked and she loose her eye.
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I started this thread in 2010. Im still suffering. Its been hell. I did get better. I thought it was all behind me..... boy, was I wrong. One evening, over TWO YEARS LATER, the end of May 2012 I felt a very tender area in my gum line exactly where the original bruise and infection cellulite and staph infection originally started from the juviderm. When I woke up the next morning, I had a large bulging from my gum! I went to the dentist who wanted me to go to a oral surgeon. Sadly it was Memorial Day weekend so I couldnt find a open Oral Surgeon. Two hours later, my husband was rushing me to the ER. I was in horrible pain!!!! I finally got to a oral surgeon who immediately took me in for surgery. The bulge was a 2.3 centimeter cyst that BROKE through my Maxilla bone (its the bone above the gums and roots of your teeth. It is technically the upper jaw bone.) A few days after surgery, the infection came back so they had to drain it again. After two weeks, they did a bone graft. Of course it also got infected so the bone graft failed and they had to remove it. I had a drain placed in my jaw bone (Maxilla) to help drain the infection....twice. In all, I had 4 oral surgery's, due to damage from the jaw, I lost 3 teeth and have a permanent hole in my jaw. Whats worse it I had to back on a PICC line twice in the last two months due to my face swelling where the original cellulite was. PS: Once you have cellulite, you will forever have some cells in the area that can re-stimulate. I have very bad nerve damage. My ID doctor says is facial palsy. Because when I smile, the left side will not move. My lip and tongue burn (nerve). As long as Im on a PICC line, everything eases up. Also, From this May - now, I have spent over 18,000 on surgery.... Now my ID thinks I might have a bone fragment or another cyst behind the bone. I have another very painful knot coming up. I went today for a new PICC line. I go for a MRI the end of next week. A few days later I will see another Oral & Facial Surgeon/Specialist to see if he needs to remove the new growth. My ID and I feel like this is related to the Juvederm infection. We are guessing that after the originality infection in 2010, my bodies defenses tried to encapsulate the filler. In doing so, the mass continued to get bigger and bigger until it broke through my jaw. At this point all I can do is hope that at some point this will stop. My dentist is worried that I might have Osteomyelitis of the maxilla. Im sorry if this email seems all over the place. I just cant think straight anymore. I cant tell you how horrible this has been. Good luck to us all!
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ohhh my god, this is not possible, i was so happy fro you and it gave me so much happiness the fact you were out from the infection.... while it seems this story is never ending as our stories... i hope you don't have osteomyelitis however i hope that in addition to antibiotics you can do hyperbaric as it is really effective to reinforce the antibiotic effect. I am so sorry for all of us as we have go through all this, it was such a stupid procedure, while it has caused so serious problems and chronic... i have a question tms, the cyst/bulge appeared just in one day? i am sorry for your pain, i know how bad is it.. stay strong! and i hope they analyzed your cyst to try to understand if bacteria had caused it and which one. i am starting a cure for chronic calcified infections such as prostatitis 6 months of antibiotics, 2 weeks on two off..
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What antibiotic helped? I'm going through the same thing
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It's such a struggle for all of us
Like l said hopefully over time our bodies will heal, that's all we can go on and keep pushing for answers.
Simba, how do you know you have an autoimmune problems? Have you had any blood work done?
Also, how can you tell if your soy has absorbed the filler, short of doing MRI imaging?
I touch my face and l don't feel anything, bu then again maybe l am used to it now.
The filler was put right under each eye, so close to the eye ball, l am amazed l didn't go blind. He also put the left over filler in my cheeks and in the sides of my temple and nose. Fthen l remember feeling like my sinuses were always blocked ever since and my face feeling so heavy and l got this terrible flu. Just thinking about it all makes me feel even sicker.
She
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Hallo Shezian, it is a autoimmun respose resulting in eczema. I had problems with that before but never in face and not in 10years and it is only in the injected site ;(. I can still feel tiny jelly bit of filler witch I hate and think of every our. Hope all will be gone some day, thank God I dont have joint pain or something serious ( I hope) In the beginning I had head ache all the time but not had that for 2 years , and flu like symptoms that is gone too ;))) We all had different response to filler that we had, it seems very individual. Because the last part is jelly and not hard I wish that someone could squees (sp) it out, but had not find that person yet.
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did you have all you blood tests? did you discovered something new??'
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Hallo everybody with nasty fillers. Well its been 3 years and 2 m for me. My status now is I still have probems with the absorbation (sp) of my filler. ( Sorry for my english ) It is good to hear that yours body has absorbed it to some degree, mine has to but the last part of it is extremely stubborn. I am in school now studing to dentist nurse so it goes well but I still have to deal with this filler , sorry Glo to hear that the female italien doctor did not get further with you. It is a shame, but I think every doctor in this world act the same, nobody want to take this problems with filler further. I did a skin cancer test and I had none. It was good to hear. I have immune system problems after this and I had tons of cortison creams from doctors here in Sweden and tons of allergi pills, but it dont help much . Not at all actually ;( Good to hear delaranch that your inflammation is better after 4 years it gives me hope ;) Take care everybody
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Dear Laurie you are so right and thank you for your words of help!!! I am actually full of calcification in my face and i am sure this depends from something happening as the pain is always there and the symptoms of having something eating me inside my derma as well.
I am not a doctor but i am pretty sure the think i have is more bacteria than autoimmune.. calcification from immune disease gets when you are to a very advanced level of the disease and i think it should be systemic, however i am not a doctor and that is why i really would love to have a biopsy to check both possibilities ... today i am going to the reuma so i will tell you the response, i will speak with him also about infection and see his opinion regarding the biopsy.. the worst thing for me is waiting in this condition..in addition the calcifications are not reversible and they also inflame the part but i am sure 100% my pain is not due to that...so next wekk the radiologist who is the one who made me all the eco scans is going to make an attempt to do a radiography of my face to see if we can see the calcifications (you now radiographic scan is the best way to see calcofocations but face is not easy cose we have all the bones behind the tissues so the image gets white but he thinks we can try a new way).

I know that in san francisco there is a dermatological hospital very famous ... so i wonder if they cure also these cases...

however my product is gone from my face but i have all calcifications, people with sclerodermia have calcofocations but also people with bacteria such as tubercolosis have calcifications... so i think it will be fundamental to exclude both, in particular having pain and burning and pressure in my face after 1 year and a half all day.. in addition also the insie of my lips hurts the little salivary glands are inflamed but after antibiotics i was better...

So I am fully motivated to go on and pretend for a biopsy, in Italy or everywhere else in the world :-)

The Italian sister in the filler killer club
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I CAN NOT STRESS THE NEED FOR YOU ALL TO VISIT AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE SPECIALIST. HE SAVED MY LIFE... AND STILL DOES TO THIS DAY!!! I started this thread in 2010. Im still suffering. Its been hell. I did get better. I thought it was all behind me..... boy, was I wrong. One evening, over TWO YEARS LATER, the end of May 2012 I felt a very tender area in my gum line exactly where the original bruise and infection cellulite and staph infection originally started from the juviderm. When I woke up the next morning, I had a large bulging from my gum! I went to the dentist who wanted me to go to a oral surgeon. Sadly it was Memorial Day weekend so I couldnt find a open Oral Surgeon. Two hours later, my husband was rushing me to the ER. I was in horrible pain!!!! I finally got to a oral surgeon who immediately took me in for surgery. The bulge was a 2.3 centimeter cyst that BROKE through my Maxilla bone (its the bone above the gums and roots of your teeth. It is technically the upper jaw bone.) A few days after surgery, the infection came back so they had to drain it again. After two weeks, they did a bone graft. Of course it also got infected so the bone graft failed and they had to remove it. I had a drain placed in my jaw bone (Maxilla) to help drain the infection....twice. In all, I had 4 oral surgery's, due to damage from the jaw, I lost 3 teeth and have a permanent hole in my jaw. Whats worse it I had to back on a PICC line twice in the last two months due to my face swelling where the original cellulite was. PS: Once you have cellulite, you will forever have some cells in the area that can re-stimulate. I have very bad nerve damage. My ID doctor says is facial palsy. Because when I smile, the left side will not move. My lip and tongue burn (nerve). As long as Im on a PICC line, everything eases up. Also, From this May - now, I have spent over 18,000 on surgery.... Now my ID thinks I might have a bone fragment or another cyst behind the bone. I have another very painful knot coming up. I went today for a new PICC line. I go for a MRI the end of next week. A few days later I will see another Oral & Facial Surgeon/Specialist to see if he needs to remove the new growth. My ID and I feel like this is related to the Juvederm infection. We are guessing that after the originality infection in 2010, my bodies defenses tried to encapsulate the filler. In doing so, the mass continued to get bigger and bigger until it broke through my jaw. At this point all I can do is hope that at some point this will stop. My dentist is worried that I might have Osteomyelitis of the maxilla. Im sorry if this email seems all over the place. I just cant think straight anymore. I cant tell you how horrible this has been. Good luck to us all!
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Dear Glo, I am so sorry to read this! I was so hoping you could get some kind of results and answers more than I could! I didnt get as far as you have for answers but in a nutshell that is the same reaction i got from all the different doctors I saw, they kind of listened but basically no one wanted to touch me with a ten foot pole or have any association with this even by giving their opinion. i think they are all so afraid of lawsuits and the horrible liability if they get even a little involved and your are so right now one wants to touch a pretty face. but your drs. over there actually seem alot better about it than the ones here is US. maybe lawsuit stuff is a little different. Please dont give up, i think you should go to see the other surgeon, It might still be good to get the biopsy to really get a picture of what is going on. I also think the rheumatologist is very important even to give you more piece of mind, you know? Really, maybe inflammation is still just in your face I do know that my face itself , the look , the feel of the skin is is almost better now - seriously people are starting to tell me I have beautiful skin - when 4 yrs. ago i couldnt even stand to look in the mirror - so the inflammation in my face is really gone. - probably minute trace left in my face so it has absorbed - just took 4 times as long as they said. Just because mine went to autoimmune does not mean yours will so try not to get too scared - i think genetics are involved to some degree for our response to this crap. And also for some people if you have an autoimmune response it can go on for a couple of years and then just stop - like just totally go into remission (20%) I am still hopeful that when all this stuff is 100% gone in my face and inflammation in my body will start to recede and I will not need as much medication - I was so strong before this and actually i still am - actually havent been sick now in over 2 yrs. - just this rotten inflammation. Please try not to be afraid and be good to yourself! Our bodies are very strong and really even these Drs. dont ever really know what the human body can do to heal itself when something goes wrong - i am so glad we can talk on this forum. Please take care!
A Sister in The Killer Filler Club - A Hug from Laurie in Arizona
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my gosh i am not red, i am a bit swollen but never red you were so devastated in your face and none would like to help you? did you also have pain inside your derma or the burning was just superficial?

kisses glo
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I see you so much, now I feel hopeless and the fact of waiting and waiting is driving me crazy... my face hurts always, I cannot think to go on in this condition for a long time, it is affecting any part of my life and myself .. I don't want to push someone who is not convinced in what she does as she would do the biopsy and relative analysis very badly and i don't want so the only think i can do is to go on, wait for the reumatologist analysis and after that ask the derma for a biopsy ... I am sure something strange is still happening, it can be a small grade infection or an autoiimune inflammation i have no clue but i want to discover it that is why i have to do the steps as doctors say.. i have no choice... if i could i would remove all this fragments in my face... but none will take the responsability to open a pretty face ...so i have to wait and hope.. but i feel inside myself there is no much i can do... and probably i will have to live with it.. i have always been a positive person but in thic case it is very difficult for me to have this attitude.. i don't give up.. i just wanted an answer now and thought that the biopsy could give us some info.. but apparently i have to wait..

sue go on and let us know what docotrs say!!!

a big hugg
glo
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Glo, l am so sad to hear that. Please keep pushing for answers and don't give up. It is very frustrating when nobody takes you seriously, l know how that feels. You have come such a long way and you must keep pushing for answers.
I just found out yesterday that my c3 blood level is low, which could mean some kind of immune problem. So this is yet another abnormal blood result. Now l am getting very worried and haven't been able to relax or sleep and lthe doctors don't know what is going on with me. Having more blood tests again next week and seeing more specialist. I want to live a normal life and see my kids grow up, but now l feel so unsure. I don't want to be on meds all my life either, l just want to live normal again.

Sue
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Hi Laurie,

I am so sad to tell you that the doctor female told me she is not sure anymore to do a biopsy, that i have a crhonic inflamation and this is what would come out from the analysis so she seemed very careless and i was really shocked about that as she knew all the story but apparently she does not seem to care... I was so happy to finally have an analysis to discover what my tissue had, to be sure no infections are occurring, instead i felt so betrayed... in addition the chemical expert who is now my firend (he is really a great person despite he has already done his job finding the calcium he is always calling me trying to suggest me new doctors) and was with me during the visit told me not to go on with this doctor as she does not seem very interested in discovering what has caused this situation.. in addition she started blathering a bunch of hipotesis without any focus: - well we could remove the calcification but none tells us they are not gonna pop up again after surgery, well if you have an immunitary reaction then you don't solve anything, well the biopsy i don't know and in addition in hospital you are gonna wait untill february to have it - i felt shocked ... and i wonder how i could put so much trust in this person, at the beginnning i thought she took time everytime as it was hyaluronic and it was supposed to wear off, but now.. after so much time and all the complications i have, tested and proved by thousands of dollars of analysis you cannot act like that, you are a doctor and should think to a solution or a way to find a solution, we were speaking about this biopsy for 6 months and now with an incredible superficial attitude you tell me you are not sure anymore, you don't want to have any responsability???? so of course i don't want to go to her anymore and i feel abandoned, maybe because my case is so strange and they don't want to loose time or get involved, they do implants, fillers but then when they have to act like a real doctor they don't want as it is just a waist of money and time...
However the dermatologist (the expert in laser) of milan gave me the number of a reuma he knows and tomorrow i am going to him to see if something systemic has been triggered ... The dermatologist itself is not against a biopsy (but at this point who knows if this is true?) and he could do it but first he want to check an immunitary reaction despite he says and so the surgeons that i will have a small sign after the biopsy and they are all so worried abiut that (they don't understand i just want to get better i don't care about a small sign if this helps me in discovering the problem, it seems to me they think more like hairdressers than like doctors).
So I will go on with the Derma and I am not sure if it would be useful or not going to have another opinion to a new surgeon, what do you think???.. but honestly i am so tired.. it seems to me that when i see an end or the possibility to have an end with a proper analysis then, i have to start again... and again and none listens... i know how bad i am .. and i am starting thinking that all the efforts i am doing, all the doctors i am seeing, nothing would help me, I would go to US if needed but from what i am reading the situation does not seem different to Italy. So i struggle so much to have an anwer and to have a doctor who seriously wants to know what is happening, while they all stop and say ok is calcified you have pain.. maybe it will be ok some day... i have understood that plastic surgeons are no real doctors, they don't do analysis they don't go in deep.. they just watch your face and if your fine apparently than ok.. that's all...

Sorry for this long mail but i am very frustrated as i don't see an end to this suffering...

kisses and thanks for the interest you are an angel how are you???
glo
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I CAN NOT STRESS THE NEED FOR YOU ALL TO VISIT AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE SPECIALIST. HE SAVED MY LIFE... AND STILL DOES TO THIS DAY!!! I started this thread in 2010. Im still suffering. Its been hell. I did get better. I thought it was all behind me..... boy, was I wrong. One evening, over TWO YEARS LATER, the end of May 2012 I felt a very tender area in my gum line exactly where the original bruise and infection cellulite and staph infection originally started from the juviderm. When I woke up the next morning, I had a large bulging from my gum! I went to the dentist who wanted me to go to a oral surgeon. Sadly it was Memorial Day weekend so I couldnt find a open Oral Surgeon. Two hours later, my husband was rushing me to the ER. I was in horrible pain!!!! I finally got to a oral surgeon who immediately took me in for surgery. The bulge was a 2.3 centimeter cyst that BROKE through my Maxilla bone (its the bone above the gums and roots of your teeth. It is technically the upper jaw bone.) A few days after surgery, the infection came back so they had to drain it again. After two weeks, they did a bone graft. Of course it also got infected so the bone graft failed and they had to remove it. I had a drain placed in my jaw bone (Maxilla) to help drain the infection....twice. In all, I had 4 oral surgery's, due to damage from the jaw, I lost 3 teeth and have a permanent hole in my jaw. Whats worse it I had to back on a PICC line twice in the last two months due to my face swelling where the original cellulite was. PS: Once you have cellulite, you will forever have some cells in the area that can re-stimulate. I have very bad nerve damage. My ID doctor says is facial palsy. Because when I smile, the left side will not move. My lip and tongue burn (nerve). As long as Im on a PICC line, everything eases up. Also, From this May - now, I have spent over 18,000 on surgery.... Now my ID thinks I might have a bone fragment or another cyst behind the bone. I have another very painful knot coming up. I went today for a new PICC line. I go for a MRI the end of next week. A few days later I will see another Oral & Facial Surgeon/Specialist to see if he needs to remove the new growth. My ID and I feel like this is related to the Juvederm infection. We are guessing that after the originality infection in 2010, my bodies defenses tried to encapsulate the filler. In doing so, the mass continued to get bigger and bigger until it broke through my jaw. At this point all I can do is hope that at some point this will stop. My dentist is worried that I might have Osteomyelitis of the maxilla. Im sorry if this email seems all over the place. I just cant think straight anymore. I cant tell you how horrible this has been. Good luck to us all!
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