Belotero in Lower Lip. Not Sure. - Manhattan Beach, CA

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I've had my lips done for years now -- about seven...

I've had my lips done for years now -- about seven. I'm at that place where I only have to get touch ups about once a year. It had been a year since I touched up my lower lip and this time I used Belotero for a subtle look. Doc went along the border of lip & I think it looks too defined... I know, I know. It's only been less than 24 hours so it's gonna swell a little. But I've never had it done on the border of my lower lip and that's kind of freaking me out. He didn't use much, so I'm hoping it just settles down. And Belotero doesn't add much volume or puff. Anyone had experience with this stuff. And, it's just an annoyance right now, so please, no horror stories. Overfills, misplaced product, Belotero is weird -- that's fine.

Need some for top lip

OK... so it's the second day and my bottom lip has a bruise so I know it's just swollen. Not terrible or anything, but the second day is always the worst and when you bruise, it'll last for a week, sometimes a little longer. STILL. I think the top lip needs a drop of filler to balance this. I did NOT want an overly big upper lip look as that is really ugly and fake, but this looks out of balance from my normal lips. And most docs I'm reading on here would agree with me. Argh. Annoying. I'm going to have to go back in, spend more money when I could have had just some touch up right there.

Don't feel great...

This is becoming like a day to day journal of how I feel... I'm writing this out to show how even a subtle difference on your face, if you don't like it, can bother you enough to make you kind of sad. It's only been since Monday that I had the lower lip touched up, I did bruise a little (though the bruise is gone) and I've been in that state of worry about it all week. I just think my bottom lip looks too big. I thought I should balance with more in my top lip but now I'm thinking that would just make everything too big and I'd panic. There's nothing worse than an enormous upper duck lip. You don't want to leave the house and even when it settles, it just never looks pretty if it doesn't fit your face. I had that happen once and I look back at pictures and I'm mortified and sad. This all has to be so subtle that I don't think anyone should go in for too much volume in the first place. Anyway, I'm just kind of bummed. I don't want to dissolve it out because that could take too much out and it'll eventually settle down. But I do worry more now because for some reason my lips just don't need as much. It holds on to this stuff, or I'm making my own collagen or, I'm not sure what, but I just don't go to baseline anymore. That must be why so many women on TV look ridiculous with their fish lips -- they don't realize that they can stop for a year. Maybe more. I forget this and ask to get touch ups, very little, when I just don't need them. I always had nice lips my whole life and I think they've become too important to me! My first signs of real aging were when I lost volume in my lips -- that's why I started this. They have to be just right, not looking filled, more like how I looked when I was 25, or I'm depressed and feel stupid. Well, it will get better. That's all I can think. I also think I should stop doing this for a while...

Totally fine

I think they were a bit swollen. They're totally normal now. I don't even barely notice myself (a good thing). Very subtle, balanced. For anyone reading this, those 2-4 days, even with a little filler, are often wonky. Even if you're used to it, if you're a sensitive person, you're always a bit worried. Now. I'm fine! I recommend Belotero in small doses and done correctly (obviously). It doesn't add much volume, it just gives a slight lift to your natural self, which looks better in my opinion. I'm going to New York tomorrow on a business trip and, thankfully, not thinking of this anymore! Back to work!
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Nice. Kind of rushed me out but friendly and seemed really confident.

3 out of 5 stars Overall rating
3 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
3 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
2 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
2 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
4 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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