How long does swelling last after silicone microdroplet injections?
How Long Does Swelling Last After Silicone Microdroplet Injections?
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Swelling after silicone injections
Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS
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Swelling Usually Resolves Within A Few Days
As with other filler injections where a needle on a syringe is being injected into the skin, small amounts of swelling are possible after liquid silicone injections. With the microdroplet injection technique used when injecting liquid silicone, very small amounts of silicone are being injected at any given treatment session. Therefore, the swelling is mostly related to the needle injections and less to the silicone material itself. Therefore, swelling usually resolves within a few days of the treatment. If swelling is still noticeably present or worsening after a week beyond your treatment, I recommend you contact your doctor for a follow up evaluation.
Swelling resolves quickly after Silicone injections
Since Silicone is usually injected in very small amounts, the swelling and bruising is usually from the needle, not the silicone. This usually subsides in several days. In my office, we apply ice to the injected area immediately to help reduce swelling and bruising.
If the swelling becomes greater after several days, you should call your Surgeon to make sure you don't have an infection or other unusual reaction.
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