Hard lump 4.5 weeks after Voluma, what can I do? (photo)
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Hard Lump After Voluma
This is definitely not normal, especially after 4.5 weeks. Infection needs to be ruled out. I would get a second opinion from a physician who is able to handle filler complications. Best wishes.
Fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Volume, Belotero) Go Slow, Use Cannulas -- Reverse with Hyaluronidase If Unhappy
Swelling is normal after Voluma. However, after one month you should not still be so red. If you are unhappy, you can have the filler reversed with hyaluronidase. Best, Dr. Emer
Nodule after voluma
It is not normal to have a painful lump after injectables. Inflammatory nodules and granulomas can occur after voluma injection. Treatments can include oral antibiotics, injectable steroid preparation and / or hyaluronidase to reduce the voluma. Seek second opinion from an expert.
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Thank you for your question. Swelling, redness and lumps are potential side effects that should subside within 2-4 weeks. Each patient reacts differently to each procedure so I suggest that you remain patient. Please schedule a consultation with your board certified facial plastic surgeon for the 6 week mark to review your results.
Get a Second Opinion
The red lumps that you are experiencing are not normal at 4.5 weeks post op. I would definitely suggest that you seek a second opinion form a board certified plastic surgeon with a lot of experience with dermal fillers. So sorry that you are going through this.
That does not look normal for 1 month after Voluma
That could be an infection, or a non-infection inflammation due to improper placement. If it is warm or tender to the touch you may need oral antibiotics. If it is just a lump of filler, then see someone who will dissolve it with a hyaluronidase product.
I don't personally use or like cannulas. In my hands, I feel that I am more precise with the use of a needle and withdrawing every time before injecting for safety. In regards to adding Voluma to a face, I do agree with going slowly. Voluma needs to be placed deeply, and looks funny when placed too superficially in the skin. I wish you luck.
Red lumps from Voluma
I am concerned that you may have an infection and that the product needs to be dissolved with Vitrase. Please consult an expert in facial injections. Best, Dr. Green
Hard lump 4.5 weeks after Voluma, what can I do?
Hello, and thanks for your question and photo. Sorry to hear you've been having trouble. This is definitely not a typical reaction. I would follow up with your physician to make sure you do not have an infection. In order to determine the best treatment plan for you, I recommend an in-person consultation with an expert. Best of luck, Dr. Frucht.
Hard lumps after Voluma
This is obviously not normal and your provider is not being honest. You need to seek out another opinion soon. This might represent an infection because it also appears red. You might need antibiotics, hyaluronidase, or steroid injections, depending on the findings.
Lumps after Voluma injections
Many times some inflammation after filler injection will resolve with massage and compresses. In addition, some injection of diluted steroid can help with an inflammed nodule. It may be more conservative and cautious to observe the area with conservative treatment of massage and heat compresses for a longer period and reevaluate.
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