Just had fillers (xela 100ml) how do I get lumps smoothed in bottom lip. (photos)

Just had my lips done, perhaps a little bigger than I anticipated. Except I feel from getting them done this morning and looking at them this evening they look bigger! Will they get any bigger, and how do I massage the lumps at the bottom lip? I'm guessing within 6 months it will go down?! it's fresh so its bruised and puffy for the first few days?? I'm trying an ice pack any other tips?

Doctor Answers 2

Do not massage those lips!

So fillers can take a few days to completely soothe out. Do not rub them, or massage at all. I had a patient massage her own filler and she moved it accidentally to one side of her mouth. After that she had to come back in, and I had to dissolve all the filler. So it ended up being an embarrassing waste of money for her. Leave the filler alone, if it was injected correctly you should have no lumps or bumps that are visible. Lip fillers will always feel foreign in the skin to you, but if they look good that is the whole point. Your lips should also be most swollen 8-16 hours post treatment, after that they will go down to about half that size. Most people end up liking the puffy look while they are swollen and want more once the swelling goes down. Remember, hands off. 


West Palm Beach Physician
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Do not massage those lips!

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So fillers can take a few days to completely soothe out. Do not rub them, or massage at all. I had a patient massage her own filler and she moved it accidentally to one side of her mouth. After that she had to come back in, and I had to dissolve all the filler. So it ended up being an embarrassing waste of money for her. Leave the filler alone, if it was injected correctly you should have no lumps or bumps that are visible. Lip fillers will always feel foreign in the skin to you, but if they look good that is the whole point. Your lips should also be most swollen 8-16 hours post treatment, after that they will go down to about half that size. Most people end up liking the puffy look while they are swollen and want more once the swelling goes down. Remember, hands off. 


West Palm Beach Physician

What to expect after lip enhancement

First I would make sure to touch base with your injector.  Especially if you just had your lips done this morning, the swelling you are seeing is completely normal.  Most people have maximal swelling at 24 hours, but rarely the swelling can continue for up to 48 hours.  Early in the recovery some asymmetry and or mild lumpiness can occur.  Your injector will let you know whether or not massage at this point is a good idea.  I see all of my filler patients back at 2 weeks so we can assess and make sure the results are as expected.Best wishes, MKB

Michael Bowman, MD
Roanoke Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

What to expect after lip enhancement

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First I would make sure to touch base with your injector.  Especially if you just had your lips done this morning, the swelling you are seeing is completely normal.  Most people have maximal swelling at 24 hours, but rarely the swelling can continue for up to 48 hours.  Early in the recovery some asymmetry and or mild lumpiness can occur.  Your injector will let you know whether or not massage at this point is a good idea.  I see all of my filler patients back at 2 weeks so we can assess and make sure the results are as expected.Best wishes, MKB

Michael Bowman, MD
Roanoke Facial Plastic Surgeon

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