Lumps after Voluma?
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Thank you for your question. Lumps are a known side effect of Voluma and tend to subside within 2-4 weeks of the procedure. I suggest that you abide by the recovery instructions your board certified facial plastic surgeon provided. It is also important that you remain patient.
Bump 3 Weeks After Voluma
It is not unusual for a patient to feel lumps immediately following a Voluma treatment, but it is odd for them to pop up 3 weeks later. You need to be assessed in person by your surgeon. And if you didn't see a qualified injector, schedule a consultation with one for a second opinion. You may need to have the filler dissolved.
Lumps after Voluma?
Thank you for your question. Lumps immediately after Voluma injection are common. However, they should not persist by week 3. Without photos or an in-person consultation if it difficult to determine the cause. It is possible the Voluma was injected too superficially. I recommend you see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for a consultation. If you are unhappy with the lumps, it may be possible to dissolve the Voluma with hyaluronidase.
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Regarding your questions about lumps post Voluma. Initially if there is a lump, it could be from the insertion site if a bruise has developed there. This takes about 1-2 weeks to resolve. If the product is placed too superficially, there could also be a lump that is visualized when the swelling has dissipated. Very rarely, there could be a delayed hypersensitivity reaction to Voluma. Voluma is crosslinked by Vycross technology whereas Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus are crosslinked via Hyalcross technology. The Vycross technology, very, very rarely can show a delayed hypersensitivity. I have had one patient in all the times we have injected that had swelling occur at 3 weeks in a confined area and dissipated about 2-3 weeks later.
Why is My Voluma Lumpy?
The only other - much less likely - potential is that you could have a delayed infection - but typically this is accompanied by localized swelling, redness and pain. If you are not experiencing these symptoms, then the filler itself is probably fine.
Of course, it's probably best just to stop in to see your injector to ensure everything is fine. Best of luck!
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