Yowch! Hurts but They Are Lookin Good So Far, Really Swollen
Started off with being asked what kind of look I...
- 26 Mar 2008
Started off with being asked what kind of look I wanted, what shape, how much I knew about restylane. She also asked if I wanted my philtrum injected at the same time. I have never read about the necessity of it and she pointed out where she'd had hers done and explained how it helps lessen the chance of the lips looking fake. I was iffy on that so she said to think about it and we can always add it later.
Has anyone here had their philtrum injected during a lip augmentation and was it necessary? How did that turn out?
So then came the numbing cream, the dental block, the needles. I went with 1cc and a .04cc to fill my lips. The nerve block wasn't painful but it was very uncomfortable and lasted a LONG time. I couldn't feel the restylane going in at all. Once the block wore off at home is when the pain started to get to me. It was a dull ache with stabby pains where the injections went in. I know pain meds are a no-no but I was willing to risk a couple bruises for relief from my throbbing face.
My lips swelled up very quickly and stayed like that all night despite icing them. I took ibuprofen today and they have gone down a bit but that might be a coincidence. I heard that Benedryl works well so I might try that.
Right now they are puffy ducky in the center, stiff and awkward, especially the top lip. That lip has NO creases so it looks like a slug about to burst. The bottom was like that last night and its already less freakish looking, had some lip wrinkles when i woke up so I have high hopes for what they will look like in a few days. Only a few minimal bruises on my lips that I can easily slick some lipstick over. Except that I can't rub my lips together to do that Lipstick Smack rub together thing because my lips are too big/swollen to touch! I just have to laugh.
It's still early but I am optimistic. I was prepared for all of these side effects but I wish I had drawn a picture for my surgeon to show her the shape I wanted. Our definition of pouty was a little different and so was her vision of what I wanted on my top lip. I wasn't clear enough. For the 2 week appt I will bring in a little sketch of the shape I hope to achieve. Overall I am VERY pleased and it was worth it even if I might have paid more than others for a syringe and a half.