Juvederm lip fillers bruised, uneven shape? (photo)

i have just had juvederm lip fillers yesterday, my top lip is bruised and one side looks a lot bigger than the other could this just be swelling?? they look ok mouth closed but awful when i smile.. does this look normal?

Doctor Answers 7

Swelling and bruising after lip injection are common

Swelling and bruising like this are common side effects after lip injections, especially within the first 24 to 48 hours, and they will subside. The lips take about 2 weeks to settle with the new product in them. Be patient with your results, because the rate at which people heal and recover varies. Knowing how to reduce bruising and swelling prior to your next injection may help avoid them altogether. You can minimize bruising by not consuming certain ingredients that cause bruising such as green tea, ginger, and over-the-counter supplements like Omega‑3 pills. Icing the lips immediately after injections and repeated sessions of icing on the lips for the first 24 hours can help relieve symptoms quicker. Elevated sleeping the first night is recommended to reduce any swelling in the face and lips.


Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Uneven lips

Thank you for your question. Swelling is a common side effect of lip injections and can last approx. 2 weeks. If you are concerned follow up with your injector to discuss your concerns. 


Martin Jugenburg, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Juvederm and bruising

It is not uncommon to have bruising and swelling after Juvederm injections for the lips.  Wait 2 weeks to see your final result.  If you are not happy, please return to your injector for assessment.

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

Swelling after filler to lips

Asymetrical swelling/bruising is very common after filler, especially a few hours/couple days after being injected. Swelling/brusing can take sometimes up to 2 weeks to completely resolve. If after 2 weeks you feel it is uneven, I would suggest seeing your provider so she/he can correct it. 

George T. Boris, MD, FRCS, FACS
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
3.7 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Uneven lips after lip injections

Injections of the lips always causes some amount of swelling and this often causes an uneven appearance. It's too soon to tell whether or not your result is aesthetically acceptable, due to this swelling. Give it at least 10-14 days before having anything done and try to just let it settle.

Sheetal Sapra, MD
Ontario Dermatologic Surgeon
3.6 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Juvederm Lip Filler Swelling Resolves Over 2 Weeks

After lip augmentation with Juvederm, the lips will swell for 1-3 days after the injection.  The swelling can be asymmetric and create an uneven appearance of the lips.  For this reason, I do not think you should judge the final results for 2 weeks after the injection.  

Jonathan Kulbersh, MD
Charlotte Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 66 reviews

Lips bruised and uneven after Juvederm yesterday

You most definitely have swelling. At one day out, your unevenness could be entirely swelling. So, you need to wait at least 10 days until the swelling and bruising subside entirely before assessing your results. The lips tend to swell a lot, and also Juvederm pulls water to itself right after injecting, so it is impossible to tell your final result at this point in time. 

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F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
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