Aquamid Late Complications - looking for help in the U.S - Paris, France
In 2001 or 2002 I decided to fill my lips a little...
Unfortunately, about 2 weeks ago I started feeling something in that area of my lip again. I wasn't sure if I was paranoid or if it was changing. But I'm under the impression that the little growth is changing a bit. I can see it sometimes more than others depending on time of day or lighting. I did a lot of research and couldn't really find answers. So I contacted Aquamid directly. They were actually quite helpful. They listen to my whole story and directed me to a doctor in my area in the Midwest who has done a two-year U.S study with them, and knows a lot about the product. My big fear was not finding a knowledgeable doctor in the US since Plastic Surgeons here don't know much about aquamid. The lady even went as far as contacting the doctor for me to avert him. His name is Steven Dayan and he practices in Chicago. I'm going to call him tomorrow. She said he would either treat me with antibiotics or try to remove some of the product from that area via needle aspiration ( I know from reading this isn't easy to do). I do have to admit that I am absolutely frightened about the future. I don't know what will happen with this product in 10-20 years and the effects it will have on my body and appearance. I don't know what my lips will look like after aspiration (the lady from aquamid said the area might be uneven), and how safe that procedure would be. I wish I had know this was permanent because I wouldn't have done it. She said they are working on new procedures to remove the product, or rather to breakdown the biotin with ultrasound, but have not perfected it yet. After I have my consultation I will post more info. And if you know of Doctors in the U.S who have experience with aquamid, please post here as I am sure this will be helpful to a lot of people
Ok. Skilled at his trade, but not very informative. Told me product would last 5 years, when in fact it is a permanent filler. If I knew it was permanent I would have never agreed to the injection. Also, didn't describe complications, aside from swelling and bruising post injection.