A complication of Restylane in the lips???
Dear Dawn, I’m so sad that you had to suffer through this and I am wondering if, in fact, it wasn’t Restylane injected into your lips. The only substances in the U.S. that would last that long (7 years) are permanent products…….for example, Artefill/Artecoll (tiny plastic beads) and silicone.
The plastic surgeon would have offered the hyaluronidase (I hope) long ago if the product used had been Restylane which is hyaluronic acid based. Something doesn’t make sense here. And suggesting a surgery to remove them only makes sense if the product that he/she used was permanent.
Can you request the records from the surgeon to find out what was actually used? There is a removable sticker on each Restylane or Juvederm syringe. That sticker is peeled off when a syringe is used and put on the chart note so that the doctor or you can see the exact product and even the Lot # of that particular syringe.
Definately get a second opinion also from a board certified, aesthetically focused dermatologist in your area or nearby. Good luck to you, Dr. I