Cyst-like Lumps After Radiesse

I recently had Radiesse injections a month ago. I developed hematoma under my left eye, bruising and swelling under the left eye. While I have received some reassuring answers from three doctors on this site that have set my mind at ease, I now have developed a lump on the left side of my nose at the base of my cheek bone that feels like a cyst.

I am wondering if this, too, will diminish in time or will I need to have cortisone shots? I only wish that the doctors who responded to my questions were actually my doctors as their care and concern was so much kinder and informative than the doctor who did my injections. Thanks again.

Doctor Answers 2

Cyst-like lumps after Radiesse

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Dear JSR,

I really would need to evaluate you in person to get a better idea of what that lump might actually be.

If it is an accumulation of Radiesse material, sometimes the material can be flattened out with manual massage.

If it is a granuloma (inflammatory response to Radiesse material), cortisone shots would be beneficial.

If it is actually a cyst (likely if the lump is located in an area where Radiesse was not injected, either a cortisone shot or drainage of the cyst would be your options.

I suggest you consult a board certified dermatologist in your area. You can locate one in your area by logging on to, the website of the American Academy of Dermatology.

I wish you the best.

San Diego Dermatologist

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There should be caring physicians in your area, you just need to find where they are. The bump at the corner of your nose should be evaluated by a physician with a cosmetically oriented speciality training.

It is difficult to answer your best course of treatment without first diagnosing what the lump is. Good luck and be well.

Dr. P

Michael A. Persky, MD
Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
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