Bioalcamid - the Pros and Cons - Germany

Hello, 5 or 6 years ago I had bioalcamid, to...

Hello,

5 or 6 years ago I had bioalcamid, to let my face seem wider at the back of my jaw bones. I was happy with the product, especially with the low cost of the treatment (1000 Eur is about 1400 $), and the long duration of the good look it gave me.

Up until 10 days ago everything was great, but then one side of my jaw started to develop some kind of hard nodule, which rose into a swelling of about 5 cm around the little hard nodule.

So I went to the doc that had injected it years ago, he rolled his eyes and said that many people had trouble with this product 4 - 7 years after it having been injected.

He also added that nowadays he refused to put the product, except the person interested in having it was ready to accept that after some years there could be an extraction that needed a drainage over some days....

 He then told me that it would be best if I was ready to have a drainage 2 - 3 days after the wound was cut open, and the material was squeezed out, as he said that when the wound was only opened once, and closed right after, then too much of the material would stay in and cause trouble later on.

He said it was very important to keep the wound open several days, with a drainage, and have everything that wanted to come out, ooze out...

He also said that usually it is also not a good idea to just make only a small hole, and try to get bioalcamid out with a liposuction canula, or try to squeeze the product out, as that usually does not work to well.

In fact he said that people who had that kind of treatment often came back, and back, and back, and back again :-(..... with new infections of remaining product at the same spot.

As this is not something I had in mind, we started the get it out once and for all way:

I had an injection to block the pain, then he took a scalpel, made a little cut 5 mm wide, and squeezed all the product out he could. He then rinsed the wound with sterile saline.

Then I had a little drainage for 2 days, the wound was rinsed with sterile saline every day for 4 days, and covered with some wet wound cover material, that took out any liquid oozing out of the wound.

The infection and swelling got smaller every day, the drainage that was put on day 2 for 2 days is out, and the infection seems to be gone now at day 4. (Still I am expected to take antibiotics at least for another 3 days, so that means 7 days of antibiotics alltogether...)

Mybe this info helps some of the people suffering from problems with bioalcamid :-)

good healing to you,
Gina38

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Does anyone know where I can still get Bio-Alcamid? I got it 5 years ago in Mexico to fill in my calves, which were damaged when a moronic doctor lipo'd them without my consent. My calves are still convave & uneven so I need more, but I can't find anyplace that still has it. I will go anywhere in the world - please help!
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PS. The moronic doctor is listed on this site - he's in Palo Alto. Beware!
Hi Britt,

yes 5 or 6 years after having bioalcamid this happened :-(

But i am really happy that I had a doc here to help me with this situation, who has been dealing with this problem often enough to know how to deal with it.

Today the swelling has all gone away, and a small scar line is forming where the cut was made to let the stuff ooze out.

My jawbone where the bioalcamid was mostly removed, is now less nice defined in comparison to the other side of my face, where there is still bioalcamid.

So I can either leave my face that way, as is is only a slight asymetry.

If I want a symetric look,of my jawbone the doc says he can either take the bioalcamid out of the other side too, then I have 2
undefined jawbones again.


He also says that if I want 2 well defined jawbones, I can go go for implants.

If I want that, he wants to cut open both sides first, and take out every little bit of bioalcamid that still clings to my tissue. Then this needs heal for some time, before putting any implants.

Well, I guess I will first wait a few month, and then deceide if I want to go for the implants.

Have a great week,
Gina-38
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Hi, today is the 19. of august, and my problem...

Hi,

today is the 19. of august, and my problem with bioalcamid lies about 5 month back, and has not reoccured.

A few weeks week ago I asked my doc if we should maybe touch up the side at the back of one jaw bone where he took the bioalcamid out because of the infection I had there in march.

He showed me with some kind of ultrasound machine that there was still bioalcamid in my body there, not in a blob, but that it had migrated into my tissue.

He said he did not want to inject any more bioalcamid, as he said if you touch up any area where ba has been before, it has a tendency to start reactions of inflammation in that area again.

He also warned that I am not out of trouble, because the ba that migrated into my tisue, can cause reactions of inflammation and infection again...That could be in months or years.

He also said that I do not want an infection there in my jaw muscles, which could then cause a necrosis of tissue in my muscles, and cause real problems...

So I will wait for a year or so to decide then what to do...

Gina-38

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Hi, I am 33 years old and I had Bio alcamid in 2007... thank God I never had any infection so far, however I had a lot of lumps and bumps on my right cheek.. I can't remember where else I did the injection. Now I'm going through a nervous break dowm after reading this blog.... what is the safest way (no scars) to have it remove..and there a way for the doctors to know where else in my face there is BA injection, that is is there like a machine or scanner that can detact the material.... plz any kind of help is really appreciated... thx a lot for any help...also I need to know if I can inject fat after the material is removed...

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Hi, my name is Sean and I had Bio-Alcamid injected into my cheeks in 2008. It was my left cheek that I mostly needed plumping out. I visited the Derma Laser Clinic in Leeds after seeing an advertisement for Bio-Alcamid on the internet. I then visited the 'Consulting Rooms' website for Cosmetic procedures and clinics, a very informative website if you are wanting to get a procedure done. This website sold me the product, saying it was semi-permanent, which I thought sounded quite safe if there were any complications it could easily be removed. The website also told you the clinics in my area that used this product. On top of this the procedure cost only £300! The surgeon who carried out the procedure also told me the life span of the product was 3 years and put most of the BA in my left cheek, then some in my right to even them both out. It wasn't long after that my cheeks seemed very uneven and far too plumped. My cheeks are now very hard, uneven and I also have a ridge in my left cheek. This is altogether unsightly and has made me very self conscious. to the point of not wanting to go out. I quite often get comments, some very bad on my appearance. I re-visited the clinic and he said he could take it out from the front of my cheeks for £1000, but it would also permanently scar me!! He advised me to see an oral surgeon. So I have also been to see a consultant at my local hospital. At first it seemed promising, then a another consultant said they did not want to remove it and I should go back to the clinic for removal or see a solicitor. But you can understand my reluctance to go back to the clinic, after the utter mess he made in the first place. I am really concerned now that I may develope other complications like I have read. Also I feel like I'llnever have my life back. Please can someone help with advice on, places, doctors, costs and latest research regarding this horrendous product. Sean
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Hi I had bioalcamid injected into the chest wall to fill out lack of muscle. It migrated into a hard lump and had to be removed. I used Mr Graham Offer at Spires Leicester. As it was done with other surgery I can't reayy help you on price. Mr Offer is extremely competent and reasonable on procedure costs.
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The doc is in germany, so for you in the states this won't be of any help :-(

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