Is it too late to fix under eye edema?

  • scaredinfl
  • Windermere, FL
  • 3 years ago

I had sculptra about a week ago. I wish I had read the postings on this website before making this dangerous decision. It's understandable that my face would be bruised and swollen from this procedure, but three days ago, the area on the top of my left cheek began to swell with edema. I went into the PS office yesterday with my concerns and was told it was normal for the amount of bruising I have. I am very concerned, though that the left side of my face feels fuller and looks fuller than the right side. At the time of the procedure I got the impression more was being put into that side of my face.

After reading these forums, I now suspect I was overfilled on that side and possibly too close to my eye. How many vials should be used in the first Sculptra treatment? It seemed like she had endless syringes to poke into my face. My question is...will the edema go down, as I have been assured? Would it be a good idea to have saline injected there and in those other slightly fuller areas to ward off the possibility of future nodules? I don't plan to go in for another other sculptra sessions...but what if it fills in unevenly? How can fix it without resorting to sculptra again? I am so upset. I keep having anxiety attacks about this. Can't sleep...worry constantly that I have been ruined for life. Any suggestions?

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Hi I'm on my 13 day .. I have a swollen eye n cheek bone.. Been crying a lot!! I wish I never injected this shit in my face. I don't know what to do
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I am so sorry. I am having the same exact problem. It's so depressing. Has your doctor said anything about what they might do?

I think was over injected in my left check in the same way. My cheekbone on that side looks abnormally high, which makes my face look even more gaunt and thin than before. When I smile that cheek looks really fat and distorted. When I don't smile it looks even worse because of the big bump.

I'm so depressed and for the first time, I'm suffering from anxiety. I feel jittery, nervous and upset all the time. I have lost weight and can't sleep. I can barely stand to look in the mirror, and when I do, I have to try not to cry. I also feel pressure in that side of my face and sometimes aching pain. It's a nightmare.

I already had high cheekbones and didn't need filler there. There is still no fullness under my cheeks, so now I just look like a bony freak.

I do have bumps. All over. One on each side of my mouth, one on my chin, one on my lower left jaw, some by my ears, and at least one or two under the big bump.

I can live with the little ones if the big one would only go away.

And I massaged 5 times a day for ten minutes for THREE WEEKS!

Are you taking photos? Someone else on here advised me to do that every few days and make sure they have a time date stamp on them. That way we can sue if it comes to that. Which it sounds like it might.

Again, I'm so sorry for both of us. Please stay it touch. it helps to have someone who understands what I'm going through.
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i sent you a private messge
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I am 8 weeks and the swelling is still there, it looks like a huge edema just above my cheek bone, close to my eye runing up to the temple...the area feels hard underneath...i noticed if I touch it a lot it gets more infammed and if i leave it alone ( which is difficult for me not to touch it)it calms a little bit down, but I hate it, I look so strange...its my right cheek, fat and far up to high...if i smile it bulks benath my eyes..the derm injected far too much in an area I didnt ask for and too close to the eye...i have no bumps yet, but I guess its just a question of time until I will get them... bsomething went obviously wrong with the injection...have you find anything so sort it out?
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it sounds like an allergic reaction to the hyaleuronic acid that is mixed in the sculptra, I had that before an dI looked like I had watery swollen bags! there is an antidote they inject in the area and POOF it goes away on the spot! call your MD u may need that!
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how are you now, the same thing is happening to me but i am 4 weeks after the injecttion, my left cheek and undereye area is puffy and fat
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It is now 10 days post procedure. I still have the swollen area under my left eye that looks like my cheekbone is considerably higher on that side. In addition i have visible lumps on the very top of both cheekbones about one inch past my eyes (from my nose). I am getting small lumps in other places, but they aren't that noticeable at this point.

When I smile, it is very noticeable that the left side of my face is fuller. I try not to look at myself very much and continue with my obsessive massaging.

Are you still massaging? I'm afraid to stop.
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I experience the same like you, one cheekbone is higher and changes the natural change of my face, undereye looks puffy and tired, I look weird smiling. before the incejtion i had a firm and smooth undereye area. i stoped massaging because finally the strong massaging made the area even more inflammed and bruised. Since I stoped massaging it became less prominent, but still looks puffy. by now I have no nodules and a pray not not get them.

You are 10 days, so you have only inflamation wich will fade away. Sculptra needs at least 1 month to show any result.

Keep me updated!!!
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Still swollen and now I'm developing a lump there. How about you? did the swelling ever go away?
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