Had bellafill today on pitted chin...very swollen and chin poking out. When will I look normal? (Photo)

Swollen chin from bellafill, look funny. Chin sticks out. When will i look normally

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Swollen chin from Bellafill

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It would have been helpful to know when you had it done. Typically patients after Bellafill do not swell much compared to other fillers such as Radiesse or Juvederm. It should settle down after 1-2 days.


Fresno Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Swelling and Bruising After Bellafill Injections

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Bellafill, as with any filler, will cause swelling and bruising for at least a few days. This is especially true if a needle was used to do the injection since needles are quite traumatic. When a micro cannula is used, there is generally far less trauma and as a result less swelling and bruising. What you are experiencing is pretty normal and in fact most injectors will tell you to expect this problem.

Because it lasts so long, you should be aware of the risks and benefits of these types of fillers. I have added a video that may help you.

I hope that helps.

Best regards.

Brian Windle, MD
Kirkland Plastic Surgeon
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May be normal

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The picture is hard to see but, it may be normal swelling after an injection.  Let it settle down before you rush in to do anything.  If you don't like the look afterwards, go back to the injector and have them evaluate you.  Hope this helps, it appears normal.

John Frodel, MD
Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon

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Had bellafill today on pitted chin...very swollen and chin poking out. When will I look normal?

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Call the injecting doc to RX Steroids and antibiotics, ice area also. Appears as reaction to the filler... 

Artefill and Bellafill complications

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Swelling may develop after a filler. Our office specializes in filler complications, including those that arise from permanent injections such as these. 

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Dr. Karamanoukian 
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