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sculptra overfill hell - Anyone returned to normal eventually? - please help!


I was injected in the lower face by a reputable doctor with 1 1/2 vials of sculptra. There was bad swelling which went down after 5 days to leave an overfill still there nearly 5 weeks later. I look terrible and imbalanced and am in a living hell. I really need to know if anyone has ever had or known an overfill to resolve itself back to normal over time and how long it took or had any success in reducing it by any method as my life has come to a standstill. Any help is greatly appreciated as I'm desperate. Many thanks.

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jhonnys


Plastic surgeon
Coral Gables, FL
United States
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  Sculptra overfill hell
August 6, 2013 5:53 AM

5 days for sculptra is probably too soon wait another 5 days then go see your injector to see what he recommends

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docblinski


Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
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January 7, 2013 6:08 AM

Yes there are a few residual sculptra granulomas cases. But the majority of complaints are from the resolution of the product so very quickly. I agree it is a poor product for most cases. (more)
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arnioldkleinmd


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beverly Hills, CA
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  Sculptra a disaster !
March 28, 2012 12:36 AM

The filler Sculptra was at one time considered an important agent in managing facial fat loss in HIV+ patients. Prior to FDA approval, it was used in a clandestine manner. In clinical (more)

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docblinski


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Miami, FL
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March 27, 2012 7:11 AM

First are you sure it was sculptra? Next most disappears over a few months. (more)
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francim
Tampa, FL
United States
  sculptra problems
June 4, 2013 11:58 AM

Yes, I too was injected by a reputable plastic surgeon and my face is a mess of inflammation. I have huge nodules in the center of both cheeks. Not tiny nodules but huge 1-1.5" nodules. I had 2 rounds of injections last year with great results.


letty65
 
March 26, 2013 7:03 AM

I am about a year out from Sculptra, and have lost very little volume at this point in time. I also suffer from daily burning and swelling with no relief. I have just recently discovered if I take chewable vitamin C 3 to 4 times a day it calms the inflammation and the swelling goes down. Hope this helps a bit.


sculptradamage
Feura Bush, NY
United States
  Sculptra is full of liars
January 6, 2013 9:18 AM

It is NOT GONE in 2 years. The literature says degradation is greater then 24 months. But they do not say when. My opthamologist says it may be 10 years or more. I object to the "doctors" that criticize Dr Kein for his informed honesty while they cling to what the sales rep with an associates degree told them in the sales pitch they received. I know it shows in my biopsy at 3 years so anyone who says it is gone in 2 has their head where the sun don't shine. FYI. Note Sculptra is Poly L lactic acid. http://www.fda.gov/downloads/MedicalDevices/NewsEvents/WorkshopsConferences/UCM329321.pdf page 6. says PLA >24 months. meaning it is still there after 2 years. Granted it was injected wrong into me by a board certified PS, but lets face it these guys are so arrogant they need not bother reading instructions.
This review is focused on how these polymers may be synthesized to yield different physical and
mechanical properties as well as degradation times. An example is by adjusting the molar ratio of
lactide to glycolide, poly(DL-lactide-co-glycolide) (DLPLG) polymers may be synthesized with
degradation times that vary from weeks to months. Table 1 gives a partial listing of key physical and
mechanical properties including degradation time for select polymers.
This review is focused on how these polymers may be synthesized to yield different physical and
mechanical properties as well as degradation times. An example is by adjusting the molar ratio of
lactide to glycolide, poly(DL-lactide-co-glycolide) (DLPLG) polymers may be synthesized with
degradation times that vary from weeks to months. Table 1 gives a partial listing of key physical and
mechanical properties including degradation time for select polymers.


litsasynesi
  Best wishes from Maverick TV
April 25, 2012 5:56 AM

Hi there,

I am so sorry to hear your experience and really wish you will get better soon!

I work for Maverick Television (The producer of Embarrassing Bodies and How to Look Good Naked)in London and we are looking for people just like you, who have suffered from a cosmetic surgery procedure. We are hoping to speak to people ASAP this week with the potential to appear on a new TV show which offers the chance to correct these awful procedure.

We would love to hear from you. Feel free to call on 0207 874 6622 or get in contact via email l.synesi@mavericktv.co.uk.

Hope to hear from you soon.

All the best,

Litsa Synesi









 



 

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