Puffy cheeks/eyes after filler. (photos)

i got restylane and the result was perfect for about 6 weeks. now, i am having these ugly bags under my eyes/on my cheek on both side:(... did the filler caused this? there is no medical reason, blood tests were fine. lymphatic massage etc does not help...thanks a lot for your help!

Doctor Answers 3

Filler causing festoons

Hyaluronic acid fillers can attract water- some more than others.  If you have a tendency toward fluid cheek bags (fluid festoons) then the fillers can exacerbate them, particularly if the filler is placed superficially (close to the skin surface).  You may wish to have some of the filler reduced with an enzyme injection.  I suggest you see your injector to discuss. 


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Malar edema

It looks like malar edema and that can be contributed to by the fillers which retain fluid.  Best of luck.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Swelling following injection of Restylane

 Thank you for sharing your question. It appears you have fluid retention in the area where Restylane was injected. Vitrase can be injected to dissolve the product and your problem should resolve. Make sure to go to experienced injectors for all treatments. Best of luck, 

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