One of the most common calls we get from patients after an
injection of any kind, including Blellafill, is to say that there is swelling
or it does not look very good for whatever reason. The beauty of Bellafill is that whatever you
saw at the time of the injection (and I mean right then) is almost always the result
that you will see in time. Many patients
forget that the injection is an injury and that the swelling and bruising that can
result from any injury can take 3 or more weeks to resolve.
If, as you say it looked good after the injection, be
patient, the same results will be evident once everything has a chance to
I hope that helps.
Bellafill can cause swelling as with other fillers. Our office specializes in the removal of Artefill and Bellafill if granulomas develop.
Bellafill is a combination of Bovine collagen and PMMA microspheres. The collagen is removed by the body in about 4-6 weeks. The body creates collagen in response to the PMMA over the course of several weeks. The results of Bellafill take a few months. The results will actually get slight better with time, even months or years later. It is way too early to decide upon the outcome at this point. More can always be added. Remember, additional Bellfill to this area is additive for the long term, unlike HA fillers that have a temporary improvement.
I think that you would need to be seen in person to determine whether or not fillers are beneficial or not. Fillers can make significant improvements in the right patient but sometimes lifts are required as well.