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Will my chipmunk cheeks continue to get worse 7 weeks after Bellafill injection?

Cosmetic Treatments QuestionsCategory: BellafillWill my chipmunk cheeks continue to get worse 7 weeks after Bellafill injection?
A patient asked 5 years ago
Hi doctors, 7 weeks ago I had 2 viles of Bellafill injected ( 1 each cheek) high into my cheekbones and a little top of cheeks, almost midface. It looked okay at first, but 7 weeks late When I smile my cheeks are much puffier than it was before and I hate it. Fat cheeks wasn’t the goal. It isn’t hot to touch, itchy, nor can I feel lumps, it just feels “spongy” at the apple of my cheeks. Will this continue to fill up and get worse? What could have come wrong ? I look forward to your replies.
1 Answers
Dr. Elham Jafari Staff answered 5 years ago

Cheeks following Bellafill

Hi and thank you for your question! Bellafill is a stimulatory filler, meaning that it stimulate body to build more collagen around it and hence the long-lasting results. However, it also have components that will degrade over time, so it is possible that you will see a bit of more volume growth or it might stay stable or even go down a bit. I always advise my patients to compare before and after pictures (plus serial pictures take over time) to objectively document and monitor the progress. If you reach a level that makes you unhappy with the results, you can consult an experienced cosmetic doctor to see if there are other places in your face that can be treated with filler to achieve a more balanced look. I doubt it will come down to this, but it is possible to remove a bit of Bellafill with injections, etc, but I again I doubt you will need that. Please keep monitoring the progress and keep doing follow ups with your doctor. I hope it helps and good luck!


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