Lip Filler Swelling – What’s Normal?

Lip injections are one of the most-requested cosmetic procedures and offer a safe and effective way to subtly enhance lip volume, shape, and size.

But before getting started with treatment, most patients have a number of questions, including what to expect from lip filler swelling and final results.

Continue reading to find out how to best prepare for a lip filler treatment and any post-procedure swelling.

What Can Patients Expect from a Lip Filler Consultation?

At your initial lip filler consultation, it’s important to articulate your treatments goals.

This information helps the injector better understand and deliver the size, shape, volume, and subtlety that you desire.

Next, your provider will carefully assess your facial anatomy, particularly your lower face, to gauge how full, wide, or plump you can realistically go.

Doing so, ensures that lip injections will enhance your appearance, while maintaining a natural look.

How to Choose the Best Filler?

Skilled and experienced injectors typically select lip filler brand and type of product in accordance with patient concerns and objectives.

Keep in mind that even if you ultimately hope to add considerable volume, it may take several sessions to gradually build-up to that point.

Lip Filler Swelling – What’s Normal?

Prior to undergoing injections, it’s important to know what to expect in terms of lip filler swelling. To start, most patients experience some degree of lip filler swelling in the days after treatment.

Typically, lips may appear slightly swollen immediately after and later that evening. The following morning, don’t be surprised if swelling has increased. Continue to ice the area, and it should begin to dissipate within 24 hours.

With that being said, lip filler swelling can obscure treatment results and cause lips to look slightly lumpy or unnatural.

For this reason, you should refrain from judging injection outcomes for at least five days.

Interested in Lip Filler?

If you are considering a lip filler treatment, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented injectors.