Can I be having an allergic reaction to tear trough implant? If implants are removed, will I be left with hollowness? (Photos)
Doctor Answers 3
Reaction to implant
I'm sorry that you're having such a tough time after your surgery. I am glad to hear that your surgeon is following you closely. If there is an infection or allergic reaction, the implant should be removed. Pain and fevers would be the sign of an infection. I agree that allergic reactions to implants are very rare. Fillers or fat grafting are the usual standard of care for improving periorbital hollows like the tear trough. I wish you a speedy recovery!
if you have redness and swelling and there are signs of infection, then the implants may have to come out. It is hard to predict how the tissues will respond but likely you will appear flatter.
Tear trough implant problems
If the implants are silicone, it would be highly unlikely that you are having an allergic reaction to them. I would want to have you on an antibiotic as well as the steroid, and if things don't improve, the implants would need to be removed. After removal, you will not get the fullness like you would with the implants. More than likely, you would just go back to the way you would have been without the implants.
Andrew Campbell, M.D.
Quintessa Aesthetic Centers
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