Is This the Moderate Enhancement Usually Expected with 1 Cc of Restylane for Lips That Were Already Somewhat Full? (photo)

Hello, I had my lips injected for the first time last Friday and on Monday, when the swelling went down, this was the result. I don't notice much of a difference. I had most of the syringe injected into my top lip and asked for only a small amount to be injected into my bottom lip. I know that 1 cc looks different depending on the original size of a person's lips so I was wondering if this looks correct for the size of my lips? The top photo is the before and the bottom is the after. Thank you!

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Is This the Moderate Enhancement Usually Expected with 1 Cc of Restylane for Lips That Were Already Somewhat Full?

You can see your medical provider and add more filler to the lips if you want to create a fuller look

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Lip injection

You have nice lips to start with so injection should  give you an enhanced nice look. I would have expected a little more from a full syringe (1cc). There is nothing wrong with going back and getting some more filler.

Andrew Pichler, MD
Sacramento Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Lip enhancement

Your lip augmentation looks very natural. If you want more then you can add morr filler to give it a fuller look.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Lip enhancement using HA filler is effective

You appear to have a nice enhancement of the upper and lower lip with filler. I certainly would not recommend using any additional filler - a little goes a 'long way' in the lips.

Lip treatments w/ Restylane, how much improvement to expect?

There is not as much enhancement as I would expect based on your description of almost  one syringe being used in the top lip.

In any case, I usually recommend evaluating a filler 2 weeks after injection to make sure all the swelling is gone before passing judgement.  I would recommend you make an appointment with your injector (if you don't have one already) to discuss your results.  

The lip enhancement photo on my profile is 2 weeks after one syringe of Juvederm XC, spread out over both lips.

Michael Bowman, MD
Montgomery Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Properly placed, Iml of Restylane should have transformed your lips.

I would love to see a full face picture to try to understand were the product was placed.  You have a nice improvement in the vermillion edge of the central upper lip.  The lips still need help in the corners.  You don't have a parrot beak but see how the lower lip disappears on the left as it heads into the corner.  With 1 ml, there was plenty of material to work with.  You also look like you have a limp under the corner of the lip on the left side.  Bottom line, you are entitled to expect more from a full ml of Restylane.  

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Los Angeles Oculoplastic Surgeon
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