I had Radiesse injected on my right cheekbone to hide a small scar I had about three years ago. The Radiesse caused a lump to appear and seemed quite apparent which made me self-conscious. I wanted to make the lump disappear and I was going to have some steroids injected to help reduce the lump.
After hearing it was potentially dangerous, I decided to approach my GP, who forwarded me onto an NHS surgeon. The NHS surgeon cut around the initial scar, which was about 2 cm in length and about 3 mm in width running vertically on my cheekbone skin. He then scraped away the lump, which was a lump of tissue formed by the Radiesse.
Then he pulled the skin slightly closer and stitched it up to form a new, less noticeable scar. I feel a slight pulling sensation on that area from time to time. The new scar looks like a line. The lump was directly above my cheekbone, surrounded and probably entwined with the surrounding tissue. It seems as if the Radiesse formed its own collagen, which was the lump.
As the surgeon scraped the lump, it seems like he also reduced the top, curved part of my cheek bone (the right side) as well. Compared to my left cheek bone, the right cheek bone feels more flat.
I was wondering, is there any procedure that can imitate or restore tissue to build up the curve and definition of the cheekbone, as it doesn't look symmetrical and looks slightly flat?
Also, the surgery made my cheek area look swollen, and it still looks swollen a year after the lump removal. My GP said it may be scar tissue in the cheek. If it is indeed scar tissue, is there also any procedure that can identify the scar tissue inside the cheek and have it reduced?