Aquamid Removal from Cheeks

I Had Too Much Aquamid Injected in my Cheeks.Can You Please Tell Me How to Remove Some.I Cannot Find Any Answers on the Internet

Doctor Answers 1


Hello and thank you for the question.

Aquamid is cross-linked polyacrylamide injectable filler.  Depending on the injection style that your clinician used, it may be possible to remove the product through a needle extraction technique. If the product was injected in a "depot" fashion whereby it was aliquotted in one general area, then extraction is possible, and especially if it was injected in a sub-periosteal plane. Alternatively if the injection was performed in the soft-tissue utilizing a technique such as fanning or any other technique whereby theh product is dispersed over any given area, it would be very difficult if not impossible to extract. I would need further information regarding your clinician's technique in order to give you a formal opinion as to what your options are. 

I would advise consulting with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in order to get an evaluation and management plan for you.


Glenn Vallecillos, M.D., F.A.C.S. 

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 31 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.