Do I need to remove Radieese before having silicone chin implant surgery?
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Removing Radiesse before a chin augmentation
Radiesse ™ generally lasts between 1 to 1 1/2 years. If you are contemplating an alloplastic chin augmentation with a silicone chin implant after that time, it would be safe to say that most of the filler would have dissipated by then. I have implanted chin implants (as well as remove them) in the presence of filler in the chin. It is important to let the patient know that the ultimate size of the chin maybe less then what he or she expects if a temporary filler is present during the surgery. Also, if the hyaluronic acid filler such as Restylane ™, Juvéderm™ or Perlane is present, Wydase can be injected to dissolve it prior to surgery.