I recently had Juvederm injected into both my bottom and top lip.It left me with a terrible bruise and one side is larger than the other with a bulge above my lip. It has been 4 days and thought it was maybe just more swollen on one side... But it has not gone away. How long should I wait till it can be corrected? I would not want to re-inject more juvederm as I think they are large enough, is it possible to use Hyaluronidase injections to even out the other side without having to dissolve everything?
One Side of Lip Larger Than the Other After Juvederm. Is This Normal?
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Post Juvederm Swelling
Thank you for your question. I would wait about 2 weeks and get re evaluated by your injector. The swelling and bruising can last up to 2 weeks so its best to wait for everything to settle first. Be certain to be under the supervision of a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon with expertise in injectables for an evaluation and for the safest and most effective treatments. I hope this helps.
Swelling and unevenness after lip injection are common
Swelling, unevenness, and bruising are common side effects after lip injections, and they will subside. The lips take about 2 weeks to settle with the new product in them. If you're still concerned, contact your injector, who will discuss with you whether hyaluronidase is the best option for you.
Knowing how to reduce bruising and swelling prior to your next injection may help avoid them altogether. You can minimize bruising by not consuming certain ingredients that cause bruising such as green tea, ginger, and over-the-counter supplements like Omega‑3 pills. Icing the lips immediately after injections and repeated sessions of icing on the lips for the first 24 hours can help relieve symptoms quicker. Elevated sleeping the first night is recommended to reduce any swelling in the face and lips. To get the best results, it is important to choose an experienced, qualified medical professional who is familiar with the latest techniques.
Swelling after Juvederm in the lips
If your results remain asymmetric after a couple weeks, then you can consider hyaluronidase to dissolve some of the Juvederm.
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Unfortunatley your problem isn't rare...but it is correctable
either by time or by some mild doctor assistance...while it's generally a good idea to wait for minor corrections for at least two weeks till the swelling resolves and the tissue often gets more even but if there's a significant issue, like a lump, it's never too soon to see your doctor...if there's a bulge, it's possible to massage the area and help it resolve more quickly...hyaluronidase is an option but at just 4 days it's a bit early unless there's a major problem...make sure you see a reputable doctor with lots or experience with the lips...and one who uses legitimate products...
Lip filler uneven
It is best to wait 2 weeks if things appear uneven. Very commonly, it is as simple as one side having more or deeper of a bruise, or binding more water than the other side, it usually settles down quite nicely. That said, if still uneven, hyaluronidase by an expert injector such as a dermatologist can dissolve any excess hyaluronic acid filler.
Lump post lip inject
Juvederm and uneven lips
It can take about 2 weeks for the puffiness to resolve after Juvederm injections into the lips, especially if you developed a bruise. Wait the 2 weeks and if your lips are still uneven, return to your physician for an adjustment.
Uneven lips after Juvederm
A small hematoma on the bruised side may be the cause for uneven lips. Eat fresh pineapple and wait a week or two if possible. Hyaluronidase will dissolve all the Juvederm quickly.
In the future, bruising can be minimized with stopping aspirin and ibuprofen at least 10 days prior, eating fresh pineapple, applying ice, and using blunt cannulas. Fish oils and some herbal remedies increase bruising too.
When you are being injected, ask for a mirror and check your appearance before the syringe is empty. Asymmetries of the teeth can make the lip appear asymmetric.
Uneven lips 4 days after filler injections
It is always advisable to wait at least one and preferably two weeks for all of the swelling to resolve before assessing the results of filler injections, especially a hyaluronic acid filler like Juvederm. I always recommend waiting several weeks for the swelling to go down after the treatment before worrying about any long-term adverse effects or considering any "touch-up" treatments such as additional filler injections or reversing the treatment using hyaluronidase.
Uneven lips after filler
Wait at least two weeks and then follow up with your physician. A vast majority of problems will be gone by the two week mark. If not it is very likely a simple fix to either add more to one side, massage the fuller side or rarely use hyaluronidase to dissolve some of the product on the fuller side.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.