Is this the best that can be done with my lip shape? Dr. Says I will ruin my lips if the sides are filled. Is this true? (photos

I went to see a Dr., 3 wks ago, to fix the injections that his nurse treated my lips with in April, where she left me w/very uneven & bumpy lips. The shape that he gave me is also uneven (overfilled center upper w/1 side turned up, but not the other, & not enough filler in the sides of my upper lip) I am VERY disappointed. I went into his office a 3rd time, 2 days ago, where he said "it's the best I can do." He said it's not possible to make them even & if he filled top sides it would look bad.

Doctor Answers 4

Uneven Lip Augmentation

Lip injections are an art more than a science.  The two options now are to have the product dissolved with Vitrase or to leave it alone and over months the product will dissolve on its own.  In the future please consult a board certified dermatologist with a great deal of experience with facial injections for the best cosmetic results.

Lip fillers and shape

Make sure only your dermatologist, not a nurse or other less trained individual injects your lips for optimal results and minimal side effect risk. In your case, the lips are quite full, and I wouldn't inject any more. Wait for it to wear out, then start fresh in expert hands.

Benjamin Barankin, MD
Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 44 reviews

Lip Swelling/irregularities After Fillers Such as Juvederm or Restylane -- Reverse With Hyaluronidase

It is common to get swelling after fillers into the lips. It is not normal to have irregularities or severe swelling. If you are unhappy you should speak to your physician and have the area injected with hyaluronidase, an enzyme that reverses the hyaluronic acid filler. For the next injections, consider Restylane Silk with cannula injection, this technique will limit the pain, swelling or bruising after the filler placement. It often takes up to two weeks for swelling to subside on its own. Find an expert in filler injections for your future treatments. Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 165 reviews

Uneven lips from filler injections

At this point, you've been injected recently a couple of times now with disappointing results. Based on your photos, I would advise to stop any further injections until your lips have settle down a bit. It could worsen the situation to keep adding more and more filler, and that would be mistake. Give it some time, perhaps 6-8 weeks, until the lips have reached their "final" shape, then reassess. You may have your same doctor reevaluate, or you may need to seek someone with greater experience. It takes a long time for any practitioner, doctor or nurse, to master the art of fillers. The good news is that they are out there. You just have to find them.  I wish you the best.

Arnold Almonte, DO
Roseville Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

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