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Having an implant following aquamid

This question is for Dr Rivkin. I had Aquamid injected into my chin over a year ago with no complications. However, I'd like more projection and have consulted with a plastic surgeon who advised a chin implant. Initially he said he could not do anything because of the Aquamid (I only had 1mL) then said he could, but the risk of infection would be higher. I have read in some blogs that people who react to Aquamid usually do so because of bacteria which are introduced at the time of the injection. Therefore, would the same risk apply to a chin implant. I'd be so disappointed if I couldn't have anything more done as I still have a weak chin but the intial doctor doesn't think I need any more. Thanks so much for your opinion. Kind regards. Liza

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Plastic surgeon
los angeles, CA
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  Chin implant after Aquamid - be careful
June 19, 2013 4:04 PM

Hi Liza,
I think that you raise an important question and, unfortunately, the answer is not clear, in my opinion. I think that the risks of problems after your implant are higher because (more)
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New York, NY
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June 19, 2013 12:13 PM

Risk of infection after aquamid injection is the same as without. Aquamid incorporates into tissues very well, so if its been there for a while, you should be good to go. (more)
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June 19, 2013 3:44 PM

Thank you so much Dr Grossman. I feel confident now to go ahead with a chin implant.

  Chin implant following Aquamid
June 19, 2013 1:41 AM

Sorry, just to clarify that last sentence. The doctor who gave me the Aquamid didn't think I needed more even though I disagreed. But he's enormously respected in this area; he teaches many other practitioners so it's not as though he did a bad job as such. However, the plastic surgeon agreed with me about my chin being receded, and he's considered one of the best in his field.



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