Hard limp persists under chin 6 months post chin filler! Worried. Cancer?

Had Radiesse put into chin approx 6 mo After injection I had abnormal swelling and a hard pea size lump under my chin underneath jaw bone. followed up with RN 3x. Saw Dr 1x who gave me abx. I would say it feels more fixed than mobile and slightly tender if push on it hard. went to a family NP who was like idk what this is. I'm trying to get into ENT but wait is 5 months!!! Help this is driving me NUTS. What are the signs of something sinister versus am annoying side effect of this product?

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Hard limp persists under chin 6 months post chin filler! Worried.

 Hi, I have performed many facial shaping procedures using dermal fillers, facial implants (cheek, chin), liposuction and/or facelifts for over 30 years. Following the beauty principles outlined in my book on face and body beauty, women look the most feminine, youthful and attractive with heart shaped faces. Heart shaped faces have cheeks that are full and round in the front.  Cheek augmentation with a dermal filler or using cheek implants for a permanent enhancement will create full, round cheeks that will feminize the entire face.

 Unlike the HA fillers, Radiesse can't be dissolved or otherwise adjusted.  This is one of the reasons that I prefer using Restylane Lift to shape the cheeks, chin and jaw line when using a dermal filler.  In time the Radiesse will dissolve on its own.

Hope this helps.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Chin/Cheek Augmentation -- Fillers such as Radiesse, Voluma, Perlane/Fat/Implant

If there is a lump from fillers this can be improved with saline injections, subcision, 5fu/steroid injections or a series of RF treatments like exilis ultra or venus legacy.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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