Voluma made the irregularities from fat grafting worse. Can I camouflage bumps with fillers?

over a month ago i had voluma injection. terrible result: it made my barely visible lumps from fat graft worse. i did not gain weight . lumps got worse right after voluma. i went to the dr to dissolve (it was injected very deep near the bone dr says so i could not dissolve w other dr when i tried twice). my ps says he did not inject where the superficial fat is, he removed in one area but not lumps. lumpiness look 10 times worse . i am at loss as to what to do, can filer camouflage those lumps?

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Voluma made the irregularities from fat grafting worse. Can I camouflage bumps with fillers?

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Thank you for your question and I am sorry that your results have not been what you anticipated.  Some filler types can be used to help make the irregularities of fat grafting better, but if a thicker filler is used, and placed deep to the fat grafting, it can accentuate the irregularities.  I would recommend placing either Vitrase or Hylenex deeply, directly into the Voluma, in order to return you appearance to just the fat grafting effects.  Then correction of this irregularity can take place with either a thinner filler placement, liposuction, or additional small volume fat grafting. Hope this helps.

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Correcting lumps & bumps

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I am sorry that you are experiencing this. Without photos or an in person exam, hard to make an accurate diagnosis but it sounds as if you are going to need to have some of the Voluma dissolved. Make sure to see an injector with a lot of experience dissolving filler and be aware that it may take more than one session.

Kouros Azar, MD
Thousand Oaks Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

Voluma is generally more resistant to hyaluronidase, but it generally will dissolve

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Different doctors use different amounts of hyaluronidase to dissolve product.  Usually, Voluma requires increased amounts relative to other hyaluronic acid products.  I would return to my doctor and ask if increasing the amount would benefit my situation.

Ernest Robinson, MD
Aliso Viejo Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

Voluma and Irregularities

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Please post your photos to best evaluate the area but it sounds like you will need Vitrase to dissolve the product.  Please consult an expert.  Best, Dr. Green

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