i have done a lip reduction on June 19th .and couple of days i didnt sleep with my head elavated . i woke up and my face was on the bed so .will this effect the look of my lip ?
Why Do You Have to Keep Your Head Elevated and Sleep with Two Pillows After Lip Reduction?
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Tips to minimize swelling after lip surgery
Although you will probably get the same long term results the swelling is minimized and healing accelerated by:
Continued head elevation - sleep in recliner chair for up to the first week
Icing - not directly on skin, 20 min on then 20 min off if comfortable for the first 3 days
Low Salt diet
No heavy lifting, bending over or intense exercise
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After any facial procedure that induces swelling, keeping the head elevated for a few days will reduce the swelling and make your recovery faster.
Elevation of the head and ice to the surgical site especially in the head will decrease swelling.