Bumps on lips after injections.

it's been 5 days after mi lip injections with Restelin Silk, the swelling has come down but there are still bumps on my lips.... is this normal

Doctor Answers 12

Bumps after Restylane Silk

It is indeed somewhat normal to have some bumps and/or minor asymmetry five days after injection. This is usually due to residual swelling and bruising. However, if these lumps persist beyond two weeks, they are often related to the filler itself. I would recommend that you contact your treating physician's office to discuss this with them further. If the physician is experienced with these types of injections, they will be able to address your situation appropriately. Hope this helps. 

Fort Lauderdale Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Bumps after lip injections

The most probable answer is yes, this could be normal. Depending on how much swelling and/or bruising that you experienced following your treatment there still could be some inflammation at the injection sites which could be causing the "bumps." It does sometimes take a good 10-14 days for this to completely settle out and feel smooth. Hopefully your bumps will gradually improve until they are not noticeable to you. With that being said, sometimes due to the way the product was injected there could be too much of the product clumped together that is causing the bumps. If the bumps do not smooth out and it is something that bothers you, please know that there is a medication (hyaluronidase) that can be used to correct any irregularities. Hope this helps...good luck.

Michael R. Whetstone, MD
Irving Plastic Surgeon
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Bumps after Restylane Silk

Thank you for your question. It is difficult to give you advice without seeing a photo or examining you in person. However, it is common to have bumps and bruising after injection and can be gently massage to help smooth them out. If you are unhappy with your results you can have the filler dissolved with an enzyme known as hyaluronidase. I recommend having a follow up with your injector for an evaluation and treatment. Best of Luck!

Hardik Soni, MD
Summit Emergency Medicine Physician
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Bumps on the lips.

Hello Mariska. The bumps on the lips could be swelling or small glands or product. However, Silk is one of the least likely of all the dermal fillers to lead to bumps as it is so fine. Follow up with your injector at 2 weeks and have an appropriate diagnosis. Best wishes, Dr. Aldo

Aldo Guerra, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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Bumps on Lips After Injections

Thank you for your question. Without an examination and photos it is difficult to say for sure.  Bumps can appear after injections, but can easily be massaged away by the doctor who injected you. Swelling and bumps are normal and can last for a week. If it does not go away and you are still concerned, make a follow up appointment with your doctor. Best, Dr. Green 

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
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Massaging Away Lip Filler

Filler bumps can occur if too much filler is deposited in one location, rather than as a perfectly smooth line. Fortunately, massaging away the bump is a quick fix. For that which remains, hyaluronidase can be used to dissolve the product. Follow up with your injector. I'm sure they would be happy to help.

Brian M. Derby, MD
Sarasota Plastic Surgeon
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This can be normal

Restylane Silk is a great filler for the lips but there can be firm bumps within 1-2 weeks after injection. Do not be concerned about this yet. Give it time before contacting the physician who injected you. If the firm areas are present after 2 weeks then you may require treatment with hyaluronidase to help break up the filler faster. The lips require special attention to detail to prevent asymmetry and should be done by an experience injector.

Michael Hromadka, MD
Kalispell Physician
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Restylane Silk/Lip Augmentation/Lip Fillers/ Liquid Face Lift/Hyaluronic Acid

I appreciate your question. 
Restylane Silk can leave irregularities in the lips as swelling continues to resolve over the next days. Swelling can last up to 2 weeks in some patients injected with Restylane Silk.  If the irregularities are still present after two weeks, I recommend that you follow up with your Injecting MD so he/she can evaluate.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam. Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery. 
Best of luck! Dr. Schwartz Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute #RealSelf100Surgeon 

Jaime S. Schwartz, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Lip Swelling/Bumps After Fillers Such as Juvederm or Restylane -- Reverse With Hyaluronidase

Restylane can leave "lumps" under the lips as swelling will continue to go down over the next few days. Optimal results will be seen at 10-14 days post-injection. If the lumps persist after two weeks I suggest consulting an expert and consider reversing with hyaluronidase. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Bumps after Restylane Injections

Thank you for your question,

Injecting any hyaluronic acid filler into your lips can cause swelling, bruising and bumps for up to 2 weeks after the procedure. I always advise my patient's to wait a full 14 days after any injectable treatment to see final results. If the bumps are still there 14 days post-treatment, you should return to your physician for a follow up.  The good news is there is a antidote (hyaluronidase) to the filler that can be used to correct any asymmetry you might have. 


Dr Ariel Ostad 

Ariel Ostad, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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