Removing Lip Gel Injections Possible?

Is it possible to remove the gel injections in the lips?

Doctor Answers 2

Of course it is possible...but why?

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if there's a problem, it's important to realize there are other methods to improve the appearance beside dissolving the material...assuming you were injected with a hyaluronic acid product...juvederm or restylane family...then there's no problem...on the other hand if you received radiesse, sculptra, silicone, artefill...then that's a different story with a more guarded outcome...

Las Vegas Dermatologist

Lip gel injections can be removed, depending on what was used

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What was injected into your lips exactly? Why do you want the material removed? If you feel you have big lips after cosmetic injections, try not to panick, and give it time.

Lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid injectable fillers such has Restylane or Juvederm is common today. Fewer cosmetic specialists are using collagen for lip enhancement. The lip naturally swells & bruises from the injection. Most of the swelling, which contributes to the trout pout, goes down within a day or so, but sometimes longer.

Lip exercises and ice packs help reduce the swelling. After several days, if you are still unhappy with the lip size, you have 2 options after hyaluronic acid injection. Either wait it out, as your body naturally absorbs and breaks down the injectable filler over a few months. Another option to consider is using hyaluronidase, a material which accelerates the breakdown of hyaluronic acid. The last option is to have your plastic surgeon make a very small skin incision and squeeze out hyaluronic acid.

Treatment options largely depend on the exact material used for lip augmentation. Speak to you cosmetic specialist who provided the lip enhancement procedure.

Houtan Chaboki, MD
Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon
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