I got 0.3 Restylane in upper lip &0.2 in lower lip yesterday.Got sick last night, this morning they are so pale,necrosis?(photo)
Bluff Dale, TX
1 year ago
I got restylane lips yesterday,I swelled A LOT straight after,later I started throwing up,have had a headache since.The injector said I got stomach flu & it was not related.But my lips are so pale & have white spots.Theres no pain & swelling has gone down,but I'm nervous something is wrong.My lip line on upper lip has vanished & is uneven & turns white when I touch it.Can you please explain what would happen if I got necrosis & if I should be worried,how long before I am safe from complications?
Doctor Answers 4
Your photos don’t seem to indicate
signs of necrosis. Understand that significant swelling and even discomfort are
common after the injection of fillers into the lips. As far as your other
symptoms you described, it’s not likely these are related. It’s probably coincidental
that these symptoms appeared the same day as your injections. I would recommend
you visit your injector to make sure there are no complications with your
filler and then visit your primary care physician for diagnosis and treatment
for your other symptoms.
I don't see any signs of necrosis but with any concern like this you should immediately consult your treating physician. Best, Dr. Green
Thank you for asking about your Restylane.
- Fortunately I see no sign of tissue necrosis.
- A lot of swelling is normal after lip injections.
- Your headache and vomiting are hard to explain - headaches and vomiting can result from intense stress.
- Is there any chance you have a cold sore outbreak - in the photo the bumps looks like tiny blisters.
- If so, you need to be on anti-viral medication.
- You should return to have the injector examine you if you are concerned.
Always see a Board
Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes.
There is no evidence you have necrosis of the lips, which is extremely painful and usually bluish. it is not unusual to have a great deal of swelling in the lips after injection and you actually had a very small amount injected. wait a week and see what the results really are
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