Treatment of Swelling Following Polyacrylamide Fillers
- Asked by Khalid in Saudi ARABIA
- 3 years ago
On Dec. 2008 i had polyacrylamide injected again to both sides of my face. Following dental transplntation i started on Nov. 2009 to experience non-ainful big swellings at the sight of fillers. Is it possible to aspire or remove such swellings? I am hypertensive and 45 years old male.
Removing Polyacrylamide Filler
Thank you for the question.
Polyacrylamide fillers such as Aquamid are permanent, reversible injectable fillers. Aquamid can be removed in most instances through needle aspiration. There are other variants of polyacrylamide which take on a less viscous form. These fillers are less adept to aspiration and may require surgical resection to remove.
Glenn Vallecillos, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Recent Aquamid Reviews
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