Strange peak post Juvederm lip injections? (photos)

Yesterday I got my Juvederm lip fillers redone, and I woke up this morning with a strange, duck-like peak on ny upper lip. It's almost a small gap that won't go away even if I close my mouth completely. Is this a result of the fillers or of swelling? I just want it to go away. I'm so embarrassed. My top lip is also disproportionately large. I had half a syringe (.5cc I believe) in my upper lip. Not much in my bottom since it was still full from last time. My injector has 10 years experience.

Doctor Answers 8

Swelling day 1 after lip injections

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This can all be considered within normal swelling limits after injection. I wouldn't be concerned at this point. Sleep elevated and limit strenuous activities today. Wait the 10 days for things to settle out prior to getting concerned.

Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Swelling after Lip Injections

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It is common to have swelling after lip augmentation. Swelling in the lips takes 2 weeks to subside to see your final result. I would suggest icing the treated area and gently massaging any lumps you may feel. Return to your injector after two weeks if you still have any concerns. 

Hardik Soni, MD (not currently practicing)
Summit Emergency Medicine Physician

Swelling after lip filler

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It is very common to have swelling post lip injections.  It is best to wait a few weeks and then return to your injector for a follow up.

Martin Jugenburg, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 508 reviews

Peak After Juvederm Lip Fillers

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Dear ennseven:

It is not uncommon to see swelling after lip fillers.  My recommendations would be to wait 2 weeks before full results can be seen.  All the best.

Fillers to lips

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At one day out, the lips can be quite swollen. You should give it several days for it to settle. Best of luck.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Swelling after lip injections

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It appears to be swelling associated with the injections.  It can take up to two weeks for this to completely resolve.  I would suggest icing the area and gently massaging any lumps you feel.  Return to your injector after two weeks if you still have concerns.

Camille Cash, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Lip Injections

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Hi ~ Filler injections into the lips often causes significant swelling. This is normal and the majority of the swelling will resolve over the next 5-7 days. It is important to follow your post injection instructions from your injector.  If you still have this issue after two weeks then discuss with your injector.


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The lips tend to swell.  I would give this a week or so.  If it doesn't go down then I would go to my injector and have them remove some of it. Juvaderm is a thick filler.  Next time you may want to try restalyne silk in your lips.  Hope this helps and best of luck.

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