Bellafill and strokes?
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Doctor Answers 4
Stroke risk and fillers
There is an extremely remote chance of stroke with fillers. I think there are only a few in the literature. If it were to happen, it would be rather immediate. It wouldn't be something you would have to worry about down the road or even during the procedure. I use cannulas to minimize complications and intravascular injections.
Bellafill and Strokes
While there are always risks of injecting a filler into artery at the time of treatment, a filler, once it has been in for a few hours,, does not move and will not migrate into places like a vessel. Therefore there are none of the risks that you mention from filler injections, Bellafill or any other filler, in the ensuing weeks, months or years.
I hope that helps.
Thank you for your question. Stroke is not a side effect of Bellafill or any facial fillers. Bellafill has rare side effects that may include redness, itching, bruising, pain/soreness, swelling and tenderness. I suggest that you move forward by next consulting in person with a board certified facial plastic surgeon.
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