Why Am I So Very Swollen After Juvederm?

Will it subside? How long will it take?

Doctor Answers 7

Juvederm will absorb some water

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Juvederm will absorb some water and may cause some swelling. The swelling may also be from the injection. You should go back to see your doctor if it does not reside after a few days. For more information about Juvederm visit my website.

New York Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Swelling after Juvederm

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You need to ask your injecting physician. Several factors unique to your situation may indicate why you have swelling.  Very rarely, some people have their lips injected and despite the type of filler, they can get such huge lips, three times the size of normal but this fades in two to three days usually. How many syringes were used, and into which areas. Was any anesthetic mixed with the Juvederm giving it a larger volume? Your doctor should be able to reassure you and if they don't know how much swelling you have, they probably would like to know.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Swelling after Juvederm

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Typically, swelling caused by Juvederm should resolve in seven days. In rare instances especially when bruising has occurred the swelling could take 4-6 weeks to completely resolve. A small amount of puffiness or mild swelling for a day or two is normal. If the patient experience swelling at the injection site, an ice pack may be applied for a brief period. The patient should see an immediate improvement in the treatment areas.

Sanusi Umar, MD
Redondo Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
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Juvederm and swelling

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Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid that absorbs water as the body works to break it down.  Therefore swelling is normal. The noiticeable swelling from injection though will subside within a few days.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Juvederm and swelling

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It is a very common side effect to have some swelling after injection with any of the dermal fillers, including Juvederm.  The degree of the swelling can depend on a number of factors, such as the area that was injected and the the number of syringes used in a given area.  The typical time frame for this to resolve is 1-5 days, with some patients having minor swelling persisting up to 10 days.  If you are experiencing swelling that is more than minor and beyond this time frame it is important that you contact your injecting physician so they can evaluate you.

Lisa Kates, MD
Annapolis Dermatologist


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How long ago you had the Juvederm. Swelling from Juvederm may last maximum one day.

If you have extensive swelling, pain , redness then you have a problem. Advise to see your Plastic Surgeon ASAP for proper diagnosis and treatmeny.

There could be too much juvederm, or infection

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

Swelling is common after Juvederm and HA fillers

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Swelling is a common and anticipated side effect of having a hyalruonic acid filler such as Juvederm.  The swelling is due to the fact that you had an injection in the area, and the body is naturally responding to the small amount of trauma.  Hyaluronic acid also draws water to the area, so this contributes to swelling as well.

How much swelling you have depends on where you had the product placed (lips swell the most), how much was injected (more swelling with more product), and who your injector was (experienced injectors are more gentle).

It can be gone in as little as 1-2 days,  but can also take up to 1 week depending on the above factors.

Chad L. Prather, MD
Baton Rouge Dermatologic Surgeon
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