The most common reason for such dramatic swelling is that after the injection you probably had a salty meal or drink. If you have had alot of salt even within 2-3 days prior to the filler this can give you alot of swelling. The next time I would suggest going with a low salt diet prior to the treatment. Taking an antihistamine if you do not have any allergies or contraindications to it. If the swelling does not begin to decrease after a few days contact your doctor.
I had Juvederm Volift injected in to lips last night but now my top lip is huge. Should I be worried? (Photo)
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Post-filler swelling can take 1-2 weeks to fully subside, so it may be early to assess your final result. If you are not pleased with your final result, the product can be dissolved with injection of an enzyme called hyaluronidase. To maximize the likelihood of a favorable outcome, I recommend that you only get treated by a well-trained and experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
Hope this opinion is helpful to you. Best of luck, Dr. Frucht.
Juvederm Volift and swelling
I would wait another week to see the results before attempting to have the product dissolved. Vitrase would be indicated if there is still too much product in a week. Best, Dr. Green
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Swelling after Juvederm
Don't worry, it is surprising how swollen things can be after getting filled. I would take it easy today and use cold compresses. If this does not start to subside in the next couple of days, or if you experience increasing pain, redness, or lesions like cold sores see your physician immediately. Antihistamines like Zyrtec and benadryl may help a little too. Because none of us know how much or how things were injected it is hard to know if the imbalance is purely swelling, but time will tell. You can always balance things out a little if necessary with Vitrase in the upper or adding more to the lower if necessary. Hopefully in the next week or 2 you will be able to appreciate something closer to your final result.
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