Will my lip swelling go down? (Photo)

I got juvaderm 4 days ago and my top lip looks like a duck lip! It's also very bruised. Will this heal or do I have duck lips for the entire time?

Doctor Answers 13

Will swelling in my lip go down? 4 days post procedure.

Thank you for the photos.  Sometimes there may be some contour irregularities after injection.  This can be due to the product placement, bruising, or other issues.  You are very early in your post procedure course.  In our office, we usually wait 10 to 14 days before seeing a patient back as we know there will be swelling.  Swelling can be present for a while, even longer if there was any bruising.  Often contour irregularities can be smoothed out.  Please let your well trained, experienced injector know about your concerns.



Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
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Swelling is very common following Juvederm or any lip injections.

Swelling is very common following Juvederm or any lip injections, and can last for up to a week or, rarely, beyond. Be patient, and if you still don’t like the look of your lips after two weeks have passed, visit your injector for a follow-up to see about having the filler dissolved with hyaluronidase

Mitchel P. Goldman, MD
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
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At four days post Juvederm to the lips, you are likely still swollen.

At four days post Juvederm to the lips, you are likely still swollen. It can take up to a week, sometimes two, for swelling to completely resolve following lip injections. In the meantime, you can use arnica to help with the bruising and ice your lip for the swelling. If after two weeks you are still unhappy, visit your provider again to see what can be done. You may wish to have the filler dissolved.

Kory Kitagawa, MD
Honolulu Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

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It takes 2 weeks to see how your injection results will turn out. Be patient. When in doubt, speak with your treating physician.

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Asif Pirani, MD, FRCS(C)
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Lip Swelling After Fillers Such as Juvederm or Restylane -- Reverse With Hyaluronidase

If you are unhappy after 2 weeks reverse the filler.  It take a few weeks to see the ultimate result.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 196 reviews

Bruising and swelling after Juvederm lip injection

It can take about 10 days to resolve bruising and swelling. If you are not happy with the lips at that point, go back to see your doctor and see if something can be done short of dissolving the filler. See link.

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

Lip swelling after Juvederm

Hi Superstar, the lips are a very sensitive, muscular area and can be very sensitive to injections. I would give yourself about 10-14 days to allow the swelling to resolve. If it persists, I would consider dissolving the Juvederm.

Todd C. Miller, MD
Newport Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

Lips swelling and Juvederm

I would wait two weeks to see if the swelling goes down. If after two weeks you still have swelling then you will have to have the injections dissolved with Vitrase.  Please consult an expert with lip injections for the best results.  Best, Dr. Green

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 78 reviews

Swelling natural after Juvederm

The swelling is natural after Juvederm. After a week or so this will be greatly reduced but some will persist and slowly go away.  Do not worry.   My Best,  Dr Commons

George Commons, MD
Palo Alto Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

Too much Juvederm?

I would give your lips 2 - 3 weeks to allow swelling to decrease before considering Hyaluronidase. It is rare to need to resort to this option.

Elyse Rafal, MD
Stony Brook Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

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