Lips injected with Juverderm. Any suggestions?

Hi I had my lips injected months ago and every evening my lips start to fill firmer and then every morning my lips swell...even now!! The swelling isn't major but I wanted to make sure this was normal as I knew swelling can last a couple of weeks so can swelling occur daily months after injections?

Doctor Answers 8

Juvederm in the lips

Thank you for your question and photo. There will be times that you may notice some slight variation in your filler because Juvederm is hydrophilic (attracts water). However, your results should not be affected and will return to your desired effect quickly. Best of Luck!

Summit Emergency Medicine Physician
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The best person to help you is your treating physician. I suggest you see them in person or see another board certified surgeon or physician in your area. An in-person evaluation is needed to adequately evaluate your situation and options.

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Asif Pirani, MD, FRCS(C)
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Juvederm in the lips

If you continue to have swelling months after your injections, then you may want to consider having some of the product dissolved. Particularly if it is causing you discomfort and persistent problems. I would also go to an experienced injector who has used hyaluronidase to dissolve filler products.

Young R. Cho, MD, PhD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Lip Swelling Post Juvederm Injection

This is common and can be reversed if you do not like it.  Some people are more likely to hold water and have this type of swelling that comes and goes until the filler goes away.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Juvederm in the lips

Good afternoon,
concerning the swelling after having Juvederm placed in your lips , this is really not
that uncommon. Juvederm as well as the other HA fillers are somewhat hydrophilic. That means they attract water. So long as the lip shape looks good just give it a few days and it should look fine.

M. David Cogburn, MD, FAAD
Asheville Dermatologic Surgeon
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Lip Swelling

Hello Ayres1987,

While it is normal for the lips to swell for the first week or two after injection, the lips should not be fluctuating in size after that.  I've also not heard of the lips changing in how they fell during the day (feeling firmer towards the evening).  I would recommend you follow up with your injector who can evaluate you in person to determine what is going on. 

I hope this helps and good luck. 

William Marshall Guy, MD
The Woodlands Facial Plastic Surgeon
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This seems a bit unusual for so far from the time of treatment.  I would see your treating physician - he or she can inject a small amount of Juvederm into your upper arm to see if you develop any reaction to that.  Sometimes people develop other allergies that can manifest as lip swelling as well.

Karen S. Harkaway, MD
Moorestown Dermatologic Surgeon
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Juvederm and Lips and Swelling

If you are having continued swelling I would definitely return to your treating physician for examination to see whether or not you are having an allergic reaction.

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
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