When Can I Eat After Lip Injections?

What are the aftercare instructions for eating after Juvederm injection into the lips? When can I eat, and does it matter what I eat? I just want to avoid messing up my Juvederm results. Thanks!


Doctor Answers 8

It is OK to eat after Juvederm lip enhancement

Juvederm is an excellent choice for lip enhancement as it goes in very smoothly with a natural long lasting result. We use a block with local to numb the upper lip and lower lip if needed as it makes the procedure comforable and allows us to do our best work. I perform all the injection procedures in our practice to make sure we get good results consistently.

The Juvederm is slightly moldable as it is placed but in a very short time it stays just where it is. Our patients use ice for swelling for a few minuets right after the procedure, and as soon as the numbing has worn off can eat as they usually do.

Best of luck.

Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Dining Following Lip Filler

You can eat immediatly after your lip injection if you would like but you may still have some numbing which may make it a little difficult. Since Juvederm contains lidocaine it is best to wait a couple hours until the anesthetic effect has worn off so you don't accidently bite your lip or burn it with hot food or coffee.

Jeffrey Weinzweig, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Soft diet

First check with your surgeon as they may have specific recommendations that are tailored to the way they injected.

For my patients, I allow a soft diet for the first 24 hrs and then am open to them eating anything. Lip movements actually help distribute the product some so it is good to eat, speak and move the lips.

Hope this helps.

Best of luck,


Benjamin Caughlin, MD
Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Lip enhancement

You will be able to eat within 2-4 hours of getting your lips enhanced, or as soon as you feel comfortable enough to do so. I have significant experience working with lip enhancers and they are a safe and effective treatment when applied by a trained professional. While it takes about 2 days for the swelling to go down, the results are long-lasting. Most clients need 1-2 syringes for a dramatic effect, but some require more. This depends on the amount of product you need to achieve your desired lip volume. Be wary of pricing that is overly discounted. Lip augmentation requires a great deal of precision and skill and can really alter the balance of your face when done poorly. If you have questions or concerns, it is recommended that you contact your provider as soon as possible! Best of luck!

Justin Harper, MD
Columbus Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Eating After Lip Injections

Dear jules-ciena:

I would recommend you eat 2-4 hours after receiving Juvederm injections that contain the local anesthesia lidocaine.  Best wishes.

Praven Chetty, MD
Kelowna Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Eating after Juvederm

You can technically eat immediately after having Juvederm injected. Due to the numbing medication, it may just be difficult to eat without biting your lip or sensing whether food is hot or cold. To avoid biting your lip or burning your lip, it is best to wait a couple of hours since Juvederm contains lidocaine. Best, Dr. Green  

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
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As soon as anesthesia wears off

You can technically eat immediately after, you may just have trouble with the numbing medicine making it hard to eat without biting your lip or sensing hot or cold foods.  

Matheson A. Harris, MD
Salt Lake City Oculoplastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Juvederm and post-op

After lip augmentation, you can really do anything. I usually have patients ice the area if they are susceptible to bruising. If I had to perform a nerve block in which the lip is numbed for the procedure, then they probably should wait a few hours until the local wears off so that they don't accidentally bite their lip or burn the lip with hot liquid.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

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