Not Worth It - Phoenix, AZ

Had malar large cheek implants Dec 2010; at first...

Had malar large cheek implants Dec 2010; at first my face was extremely swollen, bruised (I had a bad reaction to anestheia which caused bruising and hospitalization), and no ability to laugh or smile whatsoever...Didnt look normal until almost 3 weeks later, when able to return to work, I told everyone I had dental surgery.

Finally about 4 weeks later, when the swelling was finally going down I developed an agressive staph infection in the right side. Once again, one side of my face swelled up to the size of a watermellon within 2 hours. I went immediately in to my surgeon, who started me on Cipro, then scheduled emergency surgery the next morning.

As soon as the implants were removed, my face improved. That night I could once again smile, and I looked normal. Unfortunately, the infection had left some scar tissue in my right cheek, which 8 months later, when I had Radiesse injected, took 3x as long to inject. I loved the effect 4 weeks after the surgery, but the pain, complications and infection have scared me away from further plastic surgery..

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So you had Radiesse in your upper cheeks(near cheekbones) and are happy with the results? How much did you need? I am considering this but haven't talked to many people that have done this. I know too little about cheek implants but don't mind fillers...
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Thanks for sharing your experience.
Sorry to learn that it didn't go the way it had to.
What did the doctor tell you ?
Of course an infection can always occur, but do you think that it was just bad luck or that your surgeon didn't do it exactly as it had to be done ?
You had your malar implants put through a cut inside the mouth, hadn't you ?
Take care.
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