6 Weeks After my Vampire Facelift my Eyes Have Pillow Like Bags. Is Hydraliise an Option? (photo)

would hydraillise be an option? it seems 50/50 split . some say no never, some say it is the solution. Its too late to know if my "DR" injected too much or in the wrong spot.. I had many successful Radisse to my upper cheek area with great results , it just did not last long enough. At this point i am terrified to let any more DAMAGE happen to my face. 2nd Question, massaging ? i tried i did not see any improvement, i even bought an OPAL. any safe alternatives to try? low risk alternatives?

Doctor Answers 6

Depends on what was in the "vampire lift"


Thank you for the question and photos.  If hyaluronic acid was part of the "vampire lift" hyaluronidase would help if too much was injected.  It is still possible that you have edema of this area so additional time may help.  I would discuss these issues with a plastic surgeon in order to deduce which of these issues are more likely to be the case.

All the best,

Dr Remus Repta 

Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 127 reviews

8900 E Raintree Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Vampire facelift, Restylane

Restylane, a hyaluronic acid, is often used in conjunction with platelet-rich plasma for the "Vampire Facelift".  It lookes like you may have had overzealous filling with Restylane under your eyes.  A little hyaluronidase (Vitrase) will dissolve it in minutes.  

Donald B. Yoo, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 31 reviews

120 South Spalding Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Healing after vampire lift, lite lift, q lift, lifestyle lift

healing after vampire lift,  lite lift, q lift,  lifestyle lift

  • this is still early healing
  • ice, elevation
  • of course speak with your doctor
  • the type of lift itself will affect swelling

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

3991 MacArthur Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Vampire Facelift and eye bags

Apparently the "vampire" facelift is being combined with hyaluronic acid fillers. In that case an enzyme like Wydase may dissolve the material, restoring your previous look.

Roy A. David, MD
San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

3252 Holiday Court
San Diego, CA 92037

Eyelid bags 6 weeks after Vampire Facelift

Unfortunately, from your photo and the brief history you gave, it is difficult to suggest the proper treatment of your eyelid bags.  Check with the doctor who performed the facelift and ask what treatment was performed on the eyelids, and what treatment, at this point, they would suggest.  You are always free to get a second opinion from another doctor; but, if you do make certain you have all of your medical records with you, for the doctor to review.

Best wishes.

Vincent D. Lepore, MD
San Jose Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 25 reviews

2581 Samaritan Drive
San Jose, CA 95124

I don't know what a "vampire" facelift is but I don't think I'd have one.

It looks as though too much filler has been injected in the soft tissue around the orbit.  We don't know what it is  but if this an HA product, it will eventually dissipate.  This can be accelerated by the use of hyaluronidase. 


Is the gentlemen in the second picture your surgeon?

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

365 East Paces Ferry Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

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