Malar Edema in face and mouth post Restylane tear trough injection
10 months ago
I had edema and numbness in my nose & cheek after a tear trough Restylane injection. When she went to reverse with Vitrase, bodily fluid spilled out somehow inside of my face. I felt it run down my nose and into my upper lip where its stuck. I now am having trouble smiling on the right side of my face due to the weight of this fluid (edema). How do I get this fluid out? My derm said shes never seen this. I did not have any type of block. I'm also worried about permanent nerve damage.
Doctor Answers (1)
Your description of your facial filler injections is quite out of the norm. I would consult with a board certified dermatologist who has years of experience with facial fillers for analysis and possible treatment. If you are concerned about nerve damage I would also consult a neurologist. Please let me know what happens.
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