Is this normal for juvederm lip injections? (Photo)
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Thank you for your question and for sharing your photos. I am sorry that you are having a difficult time right now.
Your lips will likely become a little softer and smaller over the course of the next week. I usually ask my patients to wait at least 2 weeks after a filler injection before taking any corrective action. That allows any swelling or bruising that may be related to injection trauma to completely subside.
If you remain dissatisfied with your lips you should try and pin point the problem. Are they the right size for your face and features? Is their shape natural? Are the upper and lower lips properly proportioned? Do you have the right amount of vermilion showing? Are they symmetric? Any lumps and bumps? How do they sit on the dental structures?
Afterwards, call your provider for an appointment to discuss your concerns. Sometimes the right course of action is to touch up an injection with additional filler. In your case it may be better to dissolve the swelling in your upper lip with hyaluronidase. It is a simple procedure that can be performed in a manner of several minutes.
Uneven Lips after Juvederm can be Corrected
In my view, there are two abnormalities that have resulted after your Juvederm treatment: 1. There are two discrete lumps on your upper lip, and 2. your bottom lip is smooth but has a "sausage" type appearance.
Proper technique can prevent these abnormalities. I suggest that you follow up with your physician to re-assess. Your lips can certainly still be salvaged and contoured appropriately.
Swollen Lips after Juvederm
Swelling happens after lip injection with Juvederm. Juvederm is made of hyaluronic acid, which holds onto many times its weight in water...which is why it is such an effective filler. However, it means that swelling is an expected and anticipated occurrence with any Juvederm injection.
In my practice, patients return at two weeks to assess the injection. Earlier than that the results are obscured by the swelling.
Click on the link below to see lips injected with Juvederm after the swelling has resolved.
All the best.
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