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1 day post op Botox on the chin, I noticed a bulge when I try to move my chin muscle. Is this normal? (photos)

Yesterday I had Botox on my chin and woke up today noticing a bulge when I try to move my chin muscles. What caused this and is there anything I can do to help get rid of this bulge?

Doctor Answers (6)

Bump in chin one day after Botox

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Most likely you have a hematoma, a small collection of blood from the injection. It should resolve without problems but please consult your physician.


New York Dermatologist
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Botox injection into the chin

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You should follow up with your physician to address specific concerns.

It typically takes several days to see the full effects of botox.  Therefore, the results at one day do not represent the final outcome.

Best wishes.

Timothy Connall, MD
Portland Plastic Surgeon
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Botox in Chin and Asymmetry

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I have seen this a few times with Botox and Dysport injections.  Typically not at 1 day, but 3-4 days after treatment.  The muscle around the area injected is becoming hyperactive and contracting abnormally.  This will all settle in 2 weeks.  If there is pain, redness, swelling or skin color change I would agree with the others; however, I do not see that, and do not think this is a hematoma.  This can be fixed at 2 weeks if it still persists with a little more toxin into the muscle at the appropriate areas.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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This is not a typical result 1 day after Botox in the chin. There may have been a vessel that was injured during the injection resulting in bleeding under the skin which created the bump, called a hematoma. I would advise you to return to your injector for evaluation. 

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You should see your injector about this.  This is unusual and either an infection or a hematoma are possible here.  This shouldn't be from the Botox itself.

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A bulge in the skin is not typical one day after Botox.  This is not the action of the neurotoxin  which takes a few days to set in.  Also, there is no  volume enhancement with Botox which is  suspended in saline, and this dissipates within an hour. If no additional filler was injected, it could be a hematoma, which if firm and is associated with some bruising.  Infection could be a possibility, and so I would have your be evaluated promptly by your injector.

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