Radiesse Has Caused Depression and Anxiety - Newark, OH

All of my life I've been teased for having a cleft...

All of my life I've been teased for having a cleft chin. My family and friends would constantly poke fun of me for it. This make me very self-conscious, especially since it is considered a masculine trait. Once I saved enough money, I had a radiesse injection to reduce the cleft. I had the procedure done by a reputable board-certified plastic surgeon and thought it would be a harmless procedure.

It has been roughly 4 months since the procedure and I've developed a spasm in my chin region. It happens every time I'm startled, or I drop something out of my hand. This occurs 10-20 times a day, and I'm afraid it may be permanent, since there is no sign of it getting better as of yet. When I flex the muscles in my chin, I can see the radiesse, and I'm thinking the spasm has resulted from a superficial injection of the product, and is putting pressure on a nerve or damaged a muscle?

I went back to my injector a few weeks ago and told him my situation, and he looked at me like I was crazy and that he's never heard of such a thing. He then proceeded to tell me it's because I show signs of having a lot of anxiety, and the spasms in my chin are a result of this. Then, he proceeded to prescribe me anxiety medication for this condition. In the beginning, I thought this may be the case, but the medication did nothing to help my condition.

The spasm in my chin has caused me lots of depression and anxiety. It truly is ruining my life. I've developed severe bruxism since my injection because it is stressing me out so much. The constant spasm is so aggravating, and I would do anything to get rid of it. If it occurred once a day that would be fine, but it occurs constantly throughout the day. It is driving me crazy! I don't know what to do anymore. I guess this is the price I pay for being so vain. I never thought I would miss the cleft in my chin so badly. I'm afraid this may be permanent. I would do anything to go back to my pre-op state.

Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you in advance. I'll keep you all updated on my progress in the next 3 months.

Forgot to mention

I Forgot to mention that the appearance of my chin looks horrible. I look way overfilled & look like I have a jay Leno chin. My wedding is in 16 months & as of now I dont want any engagement pictures taken or a photographer at my wedding :(

Radiesse Update

My condition is pretty much the same since my last post back in December. I am still suffering from depression and anxiety and have lost all hope.

I went to go see a different doctor to get another recommendation and he refused to help me. He said that it will go away and to be patient. I pointed out the white blotches on my chin and he proceeded to say that he didn't see anything. I was so furious! The muscle spasms are still happening and I don't see them ever going away.

I will update again soon. Take care everyone.
Dr. Young

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