3 days post op Restylane, I have uneven hard lump mostly on the left side of both, top and bottom lips. Is this normal? (photo)

Hello and thanks for taking this question. I got my lips injected w restylane 3 days ago and they look uneven on top of that, the left side of top, and especially the bottom lip has a hard lamp inside . It feels like I have a small ball inside my lips . Very uncomfortable especially when I smile . This isn't the first time I'm getting fillers and never had this problem before . (Went to a new doctor this time tho) So is there a way to make this go away or make it better at least ? Thank you!

Doctor Answers 6

3 days post op Restylane, I have uneven hard lump mostly on the left side of both, top and bottom lips. Is this normal?

Severe swelling and bruising is common after fillers, it normally takes two weeks to see your final result, I suggest you follow up with your medical provider and have them evaluate you in person 

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 492 reviews

Restylane and lumps

Restylane is a great filler for injection especially for the lips.  The photos appear that Restylane was injected into the body of the lip causing lumps.  I would return to your treating physician for possible Vitrase to dissolve the lumps.  For the best cosmetic results please consult a board certified dermatologist with a great deal of experience in facial injections.

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 76 reviews


Lumps after injection of a filler are not uncommon>  Early on they could simply be due to bleeding from the needle itself. Consult your doctor. Let him determine if this is a filler lump or a hematoma that will resolve. Massage may help. But, be careful not maintain symmetry.

David A. Bray, Sr., MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Swwlling, Lumps after Restylane

Hi Naira.  While it's true that swelling can be profound after lip injections, it does appear that the area of swelling or lumpiness is a bit asymmetrical.  If you have been icing the whole time and it has still not improved, you should call your injector for a checkup.  

Harold J. Kaplan, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.3 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

Irregularity after Filler Injection

Swelling and bruising is normal, but distinct areas like this with pain should be evaluated right away to ensure there is no complication that has occured.  I suggest going back to your physician and having him/her evaluate your lips.  Most likely you will need the material reversed with an enzyme that can be injected.  I wish you the best of luck, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 190 reviews

Lumps in lip after restylane.

At 3 days lumpiness can certainly be swelling or a collection of blood (hematoma) in your lips. If the lips looked even immediately after injection then it's most likely swelling and will resolve with a little time. Otherwise, an enzyme to melt the product can be injected into the area to take the lumps away. It's best to revisit the doctor who injected you and have them take a look. I'm sure they will be able to help you resolve the issue quickly. 

Lee P. Laris, DO
Phoenix Dermatologist
4.8 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

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