Swelling and Lumpiness Post-Perlane: Will Massaging it Make it More Swollen?

I had .6 of a syringe injected in my left cheek and 1.4 in my right yesterday , my right cheek was much more sunken than my left. Today my right cheek is much more swollen. I've read about overcorrection and hope that is not the case.

Doctor Answers 2

Injectable Filler

After your treatment, you may have some redness, bruising and swelling; these reactions are normal and usually subside within 2 days, however some of these symptoms may persist for up to 1 week. Other less common side effects include minor bumps, itching and tenderness which usually disappear within a few days. If you feel any small, hardened areas you can massage them gently and they will resolve typically within a few days, some may last up to 2 weeks,but this completely normal. Only massage the hardened area lightly post 1 week from treatment. Post treatment, do not touch area excessively for the first 24 hours.

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Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Swelling after Perlane

You should expect swelling after any fillers - and for you, it's only been one day. I recommend you keep your hands away from the area and do not massage. I've seen many people think they are helping by massaging and they move the filler around, and then it looks worse as the swelling resolves and the filler is left behind. Swelling happens. Keep your hands away from the area. And return to your injector in 10 days if everything doesn't look as you expected.

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Las Vegas Dermatologist
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