Should Radiesse Be Removed Before Mid Face Lift and Fat Grafting?
- Asked by Petra in MO in Springfield
- 4 years ago
Can a plastic surgeon remove the Radiesse from my face or do I have to wait till it has worn off?
I got Radiesse in my mid face four months ago to relief the nasolabial folds. Can a plastic surgeon remove the Radiesse from my face or do I have to wait till it has worn off?
Radiesse with fat injections
Radiesse is not really something that can be removed
Radiesse is made from a component of tooth enamel, calcium hydroxylapatite. When it is injected, it is mixed with a carrier gel. The carrier gel disappears over three months and gets replaced with collagen stimulated by the calcium hydroxylapatite. Unless the product calcifies, it would be difficult to know what to remove. I think leaving it would be fine. Adding fat to the area would only optimize the filling in your cheek/midface area during the midfacelift and should not interfere with the Radiesse that is in place.
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