9 month post op of Juvederm, I'm having facial swelling and lumps under my eyes and cheeks. Is this normal?

I had Juvederm 9 months ago.Twelve days ago my face started on one side and then moved to the other. I have hard lumps under my eye area and cheeks. Feels like something is growing and has attached to the bone structure. Morning swelling is severe/my eyes do not fully open. I am in hospital and they do not know what the cause is and are subsequently saying it must be the fillers. I have IV anti biotics and before that steroids/co amacilav. Could it be a side effect? What treatment will fix it?

Doctor Answers 2

Contact the medical director of the clinic where you were injected.

Contact the medical director of the clinic where you were injected. This person will assess you and can discuss appropriate treatment.

If this is product you may have to have a hyaluronidase injection to dissolve the product. A biopsy may help to determine what this dense area consists of.

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Issues 9 months after fillers

I would be reluctant to say that 9 months after Juvederm with no complications, all of sudden you will have this drastic change and all of these problems. Unless you had some infection that went unnoticed or untreated all of that time, I'd have a hard time saying this is related to Juvederm. If you want to get the Juvederm out, you can have hyaluronidase injected there and it will remove it. But Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid filler, and your body naturally has hyaluronic acid in it, so that's why I find it hard to believe it would be the sole issue.

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