Dear jaxxhands: From what you describe, #Bellafill could be a very good solution to your problem. The PMMA beads are eventually metabolized, and the connective tissue proteins that your fibroblasts produce as a result of the stimulation by PMMA are what provides the long-lasting to permanent correction, still present at 5 years in the most recent study. In the studies, any nodules that occurred resolved with treatment. All the best, Dr. Clark
Bellafill is a tremendous filler that will continue to work for you for a long time. The PMMA you are concerned about consists of tiny little beads each the size of a cell. The PMMA does make form the lumps I think you are hearing reading about which are actually very uncommon. The lumps are scar tissue formed by a reaction to the PMMA which, when they occur, usually respond very nicely to injections into the scar with a small amount of steroid. If your scar is amenable to filler, then Bellafill would likely be a tremendous choice for you.I hope that helps.Best regards.