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Bellafill injected 2 yrs ago. Cheeks look bulky. Can 5FU/steroids help?

Cosmetic Treatments QuestionsCategory: BellafillBellafill injected 2 yrs ago. Cheeks look bulky. Can 5FU/steroids help?
A patient asked 5 years ago
My results from Bellafill looked great until 3 months after the injections when I suddenly experienced stinging and swelling. After the pain and swelling subsided I was left with cheeks that look too bulky when I smile. I’ve now been like this for nearly 2 years. Is it too late for 5-FU and/or steroids to help?
1 Answers
Dr. Elham Jafari Staff answered 5 years ago

Cheeks Looking Bulky after Bellafill

Hi and thank you for your question! Steroid or 5FU can be used to reduce the size of Bellafill injection even after a few years, but before doing that, I recommend doing a complete reassessment of your face to make sure the bulkiness at cheeks is not due (or at least contributed in part by) volume loss at other places of your face. I hope it helps and good luck!


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