Severe swelling after Volbella lip filler. Can I have some advice? (Photo)
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In addition to ice and elevation, you might consider taking a mild steroid such as a medrol dose pack or low dose prednisone. For future treatments, you should ask to have your injections done with a microcannula which is less traumatic. I'd also suggest going back to Juvederm or Restylane.
Hi there, see your original provider and get a prescription for prednisone. Some swelling with lip fillers is possible, but your amount of swelling is not normal. Could be injection technique or an an allergy or a combination of both. Make sure you're seeing someone who has a lot of experience with fillers.
Volbella and swelling
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I'm very sorry to see the pronounced lip swelling you've experienced. In my experience, Volbella produces little to no swelling but every patient is different. In addition to the ice, I would suggest Ibuprofen 200-400mg with every meal. Even better, your injector should be able to prescribe some orals steroids for a few days to rapidly reduce the swelling. There shouldn't be any long-term issues from this.
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This degree of swelling is more than I have seen after Volbella (or any other lip fillers). I agree that ice and elevation are a minimum, though the provider that did the injections should be contacted and notified about the severe swelling. Oral steroids should be started to decrease the swelling and you should be monitored closely to make sure this does not progress.
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