Is this lip swelling normal after Juvederm? (photos)

I have had juviderm lip filler done today and only asked for small amount. I really hate how it looks and it's so swollen I'm freaking out! Doesn't look the same both sides either!

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Juvederm lip swelling

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Thank you for your question. It is common to have swelling and bruising after lip augmentation, which can take up 2 weeks to resolve. You can ice your lips to help resolve swelling and take Arnica to help resolve bruising faster. If you are unhappy with your final results you can have the filler dissolved with an enzyme known as hyaluronidase. Please follow up with injector in 2 weeks for an evaluation. Best of Luck!



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Juvederm lip swelling

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Thank you for your question. It is very common for the lips to look over corrected or fake the next day. I often tell my patients that this is the "oh my gosh" day. This is due to all the swelling that ensues. It may last a few days with every day showing a decrease in swelling. The more you ice the first day or two, the less swelling you will have. I would wait a few days to a week and then return to your injector if you still have concerns after that. If you like the look of the lips at some point during the swelling reduction, then take a picture. This way you know what volume you like in the lips for the future.

Swelling afer filler

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Juvederm takes 2 weeks to fully settle and for swelling and bruising to subside. Swelling is very normal and could be worse 24-48 hours after the treatment.   I would recommend booking a follow up to discuss your concerns. 

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Is this lip swelling normal after Juvederm?

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Swelling is very common after having a filler injected to the lips, I suggest you wait about 2 weeks for the swelling to settle before seeing your final result

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Excessive swelling of lips after filler

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Yes it is possible to have lots of swelling, even asymmetric or uneven, usually within the first week after your filler treatment.  I would recommend you be patient, take a day or two off from your usual activity, consider taking an oral Arnica supplement (available it health food and vitamin stores) and sleep propped up with extra pillows.  It should get gradually better in the next week, and if not you should send a photo to your doctor to discuss.  Some physicians will prescribe a small, short course of oral prednisone to people who know they get very swollen after filler injection to their lips, so something to consider for future injections.

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