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Holiday Juvederm Treat to Lips Not What I Expected - Thailand, TH

7 days ago, while on vacation, I decided to plump...

7 days ago, while on vacation, I decided to plump up my thin lips a bit. Since then I have been bruised and swollen and look like a cartoon character or blow up doll ....not at all what I was looking for! Bruising has faded a lot, but they are still tender. Is it possible that there is still swelling & will reduce further or has the doctor filled them too much? I feel like a freak and can't face anyone.

Last night when I headed off to bed, my top lip &...

Last night when I headed off to bed, my top lip & above it was feeling much flatter, but today I have woken and it's large and hard again....I feel like a duck. Any suggestions or thoughts would be appreciated?!

It is 9 days since filler and my lips are still...

It is 9 days since filler and my lips are still tender and the top lip swollen and out of proportion. Tonight I have noticed white bumps appearing and suspect it is the Juvederm becoming more noticeable as swelling dissipates. I don't recall the doctor massaging the lips at any time during the process. I did bleed a lot. I have contacted the PS who is performing my rhinoplasty in January, to find out if he will look at it and administer the injection to dissolve the filler, as I can't go vack to the original doctor. People at work have been quite shocked by the change.

10 days post Juvederm to lips. I think I can see...

10 days post Juvederm to lips. I think I can see my lips finally settling down. I have been happyt with the bottom lip...little change really, but devastated by the top lip. However, in taking a couple of pics today, I think the top lip has reduced in size now and is not looking freakish as it was earlier in the week. Looking at the new photo, I think there still may be some odema as above my lip still looks a little swollen and the area above it is white like it's being pressed upon and retaining fluid. What do you think? (This review update is as much for my own piece of mind that anything else and it's been a really hard week or two).

It's 16 days since my lips were filled. It was a...

It's 16 days since my lips were filled. It was a rough and scary ride this first time, but I must say I am feeling ok now. I am surprised at how much it freaked me out......mind you my lips were huge and hideous that first week. I am adjusting to looking a little different and my lips are looking ok. The top lip is still mildly overfilled under the cupids bow which is pushing against my front teeth and pushing the lips up to look mildly ducky, but I'm guessing that will change as the product dissolves. Anyway, I have decided to not have the product dissolved and will be more assertive about my needs if I ever have it done again. Next time I will discuss in details what I would like and go for underfilling rather than overfilled look. Oh and one final thing, I did email the clinic where I had it done to ask for some aftercare advice for the two pea sized lumps, but I didn't get a response. Thank goodness for RealSelf!!

This will be my final update. I am writing again...

This will be my final update. I am writing again as an encouragement to those considering lip augmentation.

It is now 4 weeks since my fill, and I am now happy with the outcome. I love the bottom lip but still not keen on the top. Having it done caused big reactions and judgements from everyone......everyone noticed!! I was even avoided by people because they couldn't believe I would do such a thing to myself. Back to normal and all is fine now.

My main comment is to let others know that some people hold swelling more than others. Next time, and I will do it again (but more subtly), I'll take more time off work and take Arnica beforehand. I am also wondering if the humidity and long flight home caused more swelling? Hmmmmm I wonder how long the product will last on me? I was told 8 months. Bye bye!
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