Painful lump under my lip. Extreme swelling after my Juvederm injection? (photo)

I had my lips injected with juvederm yesterday 11/18/13 and today I have extreme swelling on bottom lip and there is also a big lump that is painful that I can see on the inside of my lip. I've had several juvederm treatments in the past and never had this much swelling before. As the Doctor injected my bottom lip I felt the needle go deeper than what I was used to feeling in the middle part of my lip. I took advil on the day of my appt, which I knew would cause me to bruise/swell more. Help!

Doctor Answers 3

Juvederm lip swelling

Thank you for your question. It is very common for the lips to look over corrected or fake the next day or feel a lump. 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.

Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Juvederm Swelling

Lips are very sensitive/prone to swelling after fillers and it can take approx 1-2 weeks for swelling to completely go away. However, seeing your provider for further evaluation is always recommended.

George T. Boris, MD, FRCS - Account Suspended
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Juvederm Swelling

There is no question that the lips in the photo provided are very swollen. I recommend that you return to your injecting Doctor for evaluation. Depending on the circumstances, a steroid dose pack and ice can be helpful.

Stephen Prendiville, MD
Fort Myers Facial Plastic Surgeon
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