Is Lack of Movement in Your Lips Normal After Juvederm?

I had juviderm 3 days ago and I am having a hard time forming certain letters and movements such a "P", or sucking a straw with my mouth; is this normal or is something terribly wrong? There is no swelling and I look normal except when I talk.

Doctor Answers 4

Swelling after Juvederm

Swelling does occur after fillers and this can temporarily decrease the flexibility of your lip muscle, especially if the filler is injected into the muscle. The stiffness decreases every day and after a week or so it may feel better to you. The same difficulties occur at times when Botox or Dysport is injected into the upper (skin-colored) lip but they cause the symptoms to last for many weeks.

Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Trouble with Lips after Juvederm

After Juvederm or any filler injections you are likely to have some swelling for a few days which may lead to some of the problems that you are describing.  Did you by any chance have Botox injected as well.  I sometimes see patients who had Botox injected in there lips and this may lead to some of the problems that you are describing as well.  In either case, it is always temporary.  Good luck.

David Shafer, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Juvederm in lips

Sometimes movement of th lips can be affected by the filler material. Obviously with more filler the lips may feel tighter.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Lack of movement in lips after Juvederm

It depends upon the amounts injected. The more placed in a small area can cause decreased motion of that area. Just like having swelling you can not move the area til the swelling subsides.


Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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