I Have a Hard Lump in Upper Lip from Juviderm. Will It Go Away? How Long Will It Take? (photo)

i just had juviderm in my upper lip. Now there's a hard bump on one side of my lip - almost at the inside of the mouth. That side is alos more swollen. Will this go away? How long will it take?

Doctor Answers 8

Lumps from Juvederm

Your question says you "just" had Juvederm....most of the time I tell patients to wait a minimum of 7-10 days to adjust any fillers or have any concerns. This allows the fillers to settle and any subsequent bruising or swelling to subside. It seems like you might have a little pocket of the Juvederm there, which is easily adjustable, and happens sometimes when people use different techniques. I'd wait for 7-10 days and return to your injector if you still have this lump. A tiny bit of lidocaine will most likely be injected and your injector will massage the lump out, and/or a bit of hyaluronidase can be injected too if the lump needs to actually be dissolved a bit rather than just spread out. But please don't massage the lump yourself. I wouldn't suggest you move or adjust the lump yourself - your injector should know where and how this needs to be adjusted.

Las Vegas Dermatologist
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Lumps after Juvederm

Lumps and bumps usually resolve on their own, once the filler starts to get incorporated with your own skin tissue. It would be best if you book a follow up appointment with your injector in 1-2 weeks, and he/she can massage any residual lumps or bumps at that time.

Jerome Edelstein, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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I Have a Hard Lump in Upper Lip from Juviderm. Will It Go Away? How Long Will It Take? (photo)

you should return to the person who injected it and have them use a number 11 blade to "pop" the juvederm "pimple" that occured as a result of injected the product too superficially.




Dr. Malouf

Peter Malouf, DO
Dallas Dermatologist
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Lump after Juvederm

It looks as though you have excess Juvederm on that side. It is not uncommon.

It is also possible that your doctor massaged the lip hard in that area, causing swelling from the massage. I don't see the discoloration typical of bruising or a hematoma (blood clot). 
What to do? Call your doctor. If it is swelling from massage, it should subside in 3-5 days.

If it is excess Juvederm, massage or an enzyme injection should correct it. 

BUT - also look for blisters or sores on your lip near the swelling. A cold sore outbreak can cause severe swelling after lip fillers. It is treated with anti-viral pills and you would need to take more before any future lip filler.

Best of luck!

Elizabeth Morgan, MD, PhD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Re:I Have a Hard Lump in Upper Lip from Juvederm. Will It Go Away? How Long Will It Take?

It is difficult to say for certain what is causing the lumpy appearance to your upper lip. Given that you just received an injection with Juvederm to the lip, the lump may be a hematoma, a fairly common injection related side effect that typically resolves on its own in several days up to a week or so. If the lump is caused by the Juvederm product itself, this can be improved by gently massaging the area once the initial swelling has subsided. Also, it should always be an option to have the injector reassess the lip at any time if you are concerned.

Joseph Serota, MD
Aurora Plastic Surgeon
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Lum after filler

A lump after initial filler treatment could represent the product itself or a small hematoma.  It is best to be seen by your doctor. If it is filler often light massage can smooth it out. If it is a hematoma, it will take a few days to about a week to go down.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Lump after juvederm

It is possible that you could have a lump but this also could be exacerbated by swelling. I would give it at least a week and if you still have a problem go back to your doctor. If there is a lump, it can be treated. 

Jo Herzog, MD
Birmingham Dermatologist
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Lump In Lip After Juvederm

Lumps and bumps can be normal immediately post injection and tend to soften up over time after swelling has subsided. If it is still present after 2 weeks, contact your injector. Sometimes gently massaging the area a few times a day can help. The filler is not permanent, so if you just wait, it will gradually get metabolized by your body. A last resort would be to use a product called hyaluronidase to dissolve the filler. Contact your injector to determine the best plan for you.

Steven H. Williams, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
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