Tear trough swollen immediately after treatment (Photo)

Help just had tear troth injected and swollen immediately after treatment really worried

Doctor Answers 3

Swelling after filler injection at Tera Trough

Dear Martha,

Swelling after filler injection at the tear trough is
very common. It is usually at the highest level when patient wakes up the day
after the injection and that is usually when I get the anxious calls! Your
swelling seems to be more than the average but it is not off the chart. You can
ice it and usually in the next couple of days it will slowly and gradually go down.
With the swelling subsiding, it usually takes about 2 weeks after the treatment
until the filler under the eyes settles and that the final look/result can be
assessed. At that time I will do any revisions if it is needed.

Saying that, if you have signs of infection such as
redness, tenderness or heat at the area of injection, you should contact your
physician right away and schedule an immediate follow up. Good luck!

Elham Jafari, MD


Irvine Physician
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Swelling after filler placement in tear troughs.

Hello, and thanks for your question. Swelling is common after filler placement in the tear trough, but this appears to be more than I usually see. It is probably worth following up with your physician. Best of luck, Dr. Frucht.  

Corey Frucht, MD, PhD
Santa Barbara Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Call your Physcian

Swelling to this extent after filler would not be expected. Call your physician who injected the filler and get in for an evaluation. You can try ice in the meantime to help reduce swelling, but an evaluation is needed.

Cameron Nabavi, MD
Columbus Oculoplastic Surgeon

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