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Swollen jaw after the dermal filler injection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Beauty & Cosmetics
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User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello doctor
User :   so here is my question
User :   are you familiar with a dermal filler called radiesse?
Doctor :   Radiesse?
User :   yes
Doctor :   I am not famililiar with it
Doctor :   Can you give me a minute to enquire
User :   are you familiar with a substance called calcium hydroxyapelite
User :   sure
User :   hello?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   I am here
Doctor :   Please go ahead
User :   ok have you enquired about radiesse?
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok
User :   so i had this filler injected yesterday evening
User :   into my cheeks and into the angles of my jaw
User :   however, now my right cheek and my left jaw are substantially bigger than my left cheek and right jaw
Doctor :   Ok
User :   my doctor said that this is because i have become swollen asymmetrically
User :   is this possible?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   After a filler you tend to have such changes immediately
User :   what do you mean?
Doctor :   After the procedure that you have underwent
Doctor :   These assymmetrical swelling
Doctor :   and possible
User :   ah i see
User :   so its normal that one cheek and one jaw angle are significantly more swollen?
Doctor :   It takes some time (atleast a week) for it to come down
Doctor :   Your doctor would have give you some medicine
Doctor :   to reduce the swelling
User :   i have been taking arnica
User :   but i am just worried that he injected asymmetrically
User :   because one side of my jaw is huge compared to the other
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Actually the question that you put now is about procedure
Doctor :   But what I can say is after such fillers, there is some sort of swelling
Doctor :   that one can easily notice
Doctor :   which subsides by time
User : the side of my jaw which is very swollen, he injected the filler on the bone
User :   in fact the needle scraped by bone a few times
User :   could this be a reason for the big swelling?
Doctor :   Actually any cosmetic procedure which involves a deeper tissues shall have certain adverse effects
Doctor :   Hence if the procedure is done correctly, it should subside on its own
Doctor :   I am trying to understand, do you have pain, redness or discharge?
User :   i have pain yes
User :   no real redness and no discharg
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   It is inflammation
User : it possible that one side of my jaw is more swollen than the other because on the more swollen side the needle scraped my bone?
Doctor :   Yes if the bone is scraped, then it can cause more swelling
User :   ok
User :   well thank you so much doctor
User :   i really appreciate you helping me
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you?
Doctor :   Pleasure speaking to you too
Doctor :   Thank you
User :   one more thing...fillers take about a week for the swelling to subside?
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Generally 7 to 10 days
User :   ok great
User :   thanks so much
User :   take care
Doctor :   You can put ice over it
Doctor :   to reduce the swelling
Doctor :   Bye for now
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