If One Area Around Mouth Has Too Much Radiesse, Can Some Be Removed?

If One Area Around Mouth Has Too Much Radiesse, Can Some Be Removed?

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Can Radiesse be Removed?

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Hi A_rod.  Radiesse is difficult to remove once injected.  It can be expressed (squeezed out) shortly after injection (within a day or two) by creating a small pinole at the injection point.  It can also be massaged or surgically removed if weeks have passed since the time of injection.

In most cases, for patients we see that want the Radiesse out, we suggest to them to wait until it dissolves on its own.  

Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Excess Radiesse: Can it be removed?

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Excess Radiesse is a very difficult problem to correct.  Radiesse around the mouth is espcially likely to form a lump, often because of the way the muscles around the mouth can push the material before it is set.  Regardless of why the Radiesse is excessive, it can be removed early by expressing it out through a small incision, or actually cutting it away if it is very excessive or lumpy.  If the lump only formed after a few weeks, it might be from excess collagen formation around the Radiesse.  Injecting it with dilute triamcinolone may help to some degree in this case.  Good luck!

Minas Constantinides, MD
Austin Facial Plastic Surgeon

Radiesse as a filler

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Radiesse must be injected by an experienced injector near the mouth as it is not easy to remove, and it can create lumps in the lips so it shouldn't be injected in the lips.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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