Uneven lips after Juvederm... could it be swelling? (photo)

I'm worried because the left side of my lip is bigger & more raised than the right. I also have a lump towards the bottom of the left side making it droop. The dr immediately said after she did my left lip that it was already starting to swell but I'm worried that maybe there's just more juvederm in the left side than the right because that's what it feels like. The right said feels so much more fuller than the right but I'm not sure if this could be from swelling? Please help.

Doctor Answers 7

Swelling after juvederm

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Swelling after juvederm in the lips is very common.  The product takes 1-2 weeks to settle and for swelling and bruising to subside before seeing the final results.  I would recommend that you book a follow up in 2 weeks for an assessment. 

Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Swelling After Lip Injection of Juvederm

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Swelling after injection of a filler into soft tissue, especially the lips, can cause temporary swelling-- this is common.  Ice and gentle massage is useful.  Expect most swelling to be gone in 3-5 days.  If swelling or asymmetry persists at 2 weeks, that is a good time for re-evaluation.

Jeffrey C. Poole, MD
Metairie Dermatologic Surgeon
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Swelling takes 10 to 14 days to subside with Juvederm

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Be patient.   Swelling takes a while.  Do your massage and I bet all well look great.  If there is any  unevenness it is easy to add a little  Juvederm to a deficient area.  My Best,  Dr C

Uneven lips after Juvederm... could it be swelling? (photo)

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Uneven swelling after Juvederm injections is not unusual and should subside. I suggest waiting a week or two from the injection time to see if it is swelling or something else. If it does not subside revisit your injector. 

Swelling after filler

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It is common to have asymmetrical swelling for the first week or so after filler. I would suggest waiting 10-14 days and then see your provider for further evaluation if needed.

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

Uneven lips after Juvederm

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It is not uncommon to have uneven swelling of the lips after injection with Juvederm (or any other filler).  Over time, as the swelling resolves, the lips should become more symmetric.  You did not mention how long ago you had the injection, but I would wait at least a week or two after the injection for the swelling to go down.  If you still feel your lips are uneven after this period, contact the physician who treated you, as this can be corrected.  

Michael I. Echavez, MD
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Uneven lips

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Some people will swell a LOT after the lips are treated so it could be the swelling. Just check with your doctor because if the swelling is gone and you truly do have an asymmetry you can either have a little more placed on the right side or she can inject an enzyme that will break the juvederm down. In either case its a quick fix.

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