After my Injection of Radiesse in Laugh LinesI Now Have a Lump Between my Nose and Eye

After my Injection of Radiesse in Laugh LinesI Now Have a Lump Between my Nose and Eye. Is this normal?

Doctor Answers 5

Lumps after injections

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It is difficult, if not impossible to guess what may have occurred following your injections. I imagine from what you said that your injections were in your nasolabial folds (parenthesis lines from side of nose to corner of mouth).  Sometimes things that initially appear to be lumps or some type of asymmetry are merely swelling.  At the top of the nasolabial fold, close to the nose, if the product is above the fold it can create fullness or possibly a lump in a previously more sunken hollow area.  Follow up with the office that injected you so they can advise you.  If it is swelling, it will resolve. If it is a lump or fullness from product you may benefit from a bit more to help blend it in.

Good luck~

Dr. Grant Stevens

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Radiesse and laugh lines

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I love Radiesse and use it often in my Georgetown walk-in beauty-boutique. But, laugh lines and Radiesse don't belong together in the same sentence. Botox works best for laugh lines. Radiesse works best for the mid-face emptiness that comes with aging, and Juvederm works best for Marionette lines. All the above treatments must be individualized to meet patient needs. The good news is this; the lump will go away on its own in most cases.

Ayman Hakki, MD
Waldorf Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

Lump From Radiesse Injections

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It is not clear from your question whether or not the lump is in the same location that you had your Radiesse injections. When properly injected, Radiesse is placed below the skin which should minimize the risk of lumps. I massage the skin after all of my Radiesse injections so the skin is smooth, without lumps, when my patient leaves the office. I tell that my patients to not massage any areas after their injection treatments as this often is simply due to swelling and massaging the area can make things worse. If this lump persists you should return to your injecting physician for further evaluation. 

Mitchell Schwartz, MD
South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 13 reviews


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Sometimes after fillers you can feel the product, however, if injected by a specialist, this should be minimal or nonexistent!  If you recently got injected you may still be able to smoothen it out.

Kimberly Lee, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Laugh lines

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Laugh lines are on the outer side of the eye

Between the eye and the nose are the frawn lines:-)

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

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