I had my lips done yesterday, and the doctor did only one side of my face for faint nasolabial line. She also filled in a bit for an old scar between my nose and lip area. Now, my cheeks and lips are swollen. What happened?
Why Are my Cheeks and Lips Swollen After Restylane?
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Swelling may be normal after Restylane
Before any filler treatment you should be informed by your surgeon about possible swelling and bruising around the injection sites. To minimize the chance of swelling it is recommended to ice the area up to two hours after the injection. Restylene is made out of the hyaluronic acid, which attracts water. Therefore, the feeling of puffiness and swelling is quite normal. It should resolve within a week or so. Some patients also feel some lumps under the skin and also experience bruising. In that case it is recommended to gently massage the site.
Swelling after restylane
Thanks for your question -
Certainly swelling in the area of injection for the first few days is not unusual. It sounds like you're describing swelling in other areas. It is very unusual to have allergic reactions from hyaluronic acid fillers but not impossible.
It is also possible that you may be having a reaction from local anesthesia or other medications administered during the treatment.
The key in situations like this is close conversation with your treating physician to differentiate normal swelling from potentially serious other sequelae like allergic reactions.
I hope this helps.
Restylane and swelling
In the lips, for example, I often tell my patients that this is the "oh my gosh" day. It can be 'oh my gosh' my lips are so swollen! It could also be 'oh my gosh' I love my lips even more than yesterday. Either way, the swelling may last a few days with every day showing a decrease in swelling. The more you ice the first day or two, the less swelling you will have. I would wait a few days to a week and then return to your injector if you still have concerns after that. If you like the look of the lips at some point during the swelling reduction, then take a picture. This way you know what volume you like in the lips for the future.
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Cheeks and Lips Swollen After Restylane
It is common to have swelling after a treatment for a couple of days although it can be managed with ice to the area. Inform the injector of the swelling, and request post treatment instruction. If the swelling persists for a week, you should request to see the injector.
Swelling May be Normal After Restylane
you for your question. It is common to have swelling and bruising after
injection, which can take up to 2 weeks to resolve. You can ice the treated
area to help minimize swelling. If you are feeling any lumps or bumps, you can
gently massage them to help smooth them out. If you are
unhappy with your results you can have the filler dissolved with an enzyme
known as hyaluronidase. Best of Luck!
Swelling is normal, but for excess swelling, call your doctor
Swelling after injection is normal in the area of injection. Hyaluronic acid gels like juvederm and restylane attract hydration. How swollen you get depends on the type of filler, the amount of filler, the location of injection, your reactivity (your propensity for swelling), and injection technique.
Although swelling happens normally, if you are concerned that you have more swelling than you should, please call your physician. Based on the description, she may ask you to email her a photo or want you to return to be evaluated. And if all is normal, there are things that can be prescribed to speed the resolution.
I hope this answer is helpful. Best wishes.
Swelling can take time to resolve.
Swelling of the lips and cheeks following treatment with Restylane can be a major source of anxiety for cosmetic surgery patients.It’s important to remember that swelling resolves with the passage of time and the majority of patients are ultimately happy with their results.
In your case, swelling in the first 24 hours following Restylane wouldn’t be considered unusual.It’s therefore important to be patient.In the short term ice compresses might be helpful.
If you’re concerned about swelling following Restylane injections it’s important to discuss this issue with your physician.Your physician should be able to formulate a plan that addresses your concerns.
Swelling after Restylane
Swelling is normal and associated with the injection technique, rather than the product. You can expect swelling to last for one to two weeks, depending on the area treated and how your body reacts to the treatment. Keep your head elevated to help ease swelling, particularly when sleeping. You can use a few pillows to prop your head up.If it doesn't improve after a week or so, please see your injector for an assessment.
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.