In addition to tightening the skin, overuse of fillers can result in longer-term damage, including lip wrinkles and impaired attachment of facial fat pads and some degree of skin irregularity and aging, he explains. One of the most common side effects of lip surgery is minor bruising and swelling. You will most likely experience this for a few days after the lip enhancement procedure is done. Redness will also appear near and around the mouth where the doctor injected the dermal fillers.
The redness will subside in a few days. If you experience prolonged severe redness, swelling, or bruising, call your healthcare provider right away. Injectable lip augmentation techniques can be performed quickly in your doctor's office with little or no downtime. It is best to wait to eat until the injection of the topical anesthetic or nerve block has disappeared so as not to accidentally bite your lips or alter the filling.
Another patient (Shafir et al 2000) was described as developing multiple “sterile abscesses” after injecting Restylane into her lips and nasolabial folds. If you are left with loose lips as a result of regular overinflation, the only remedy is lip reduction surgery, that is, trimming excess skin, which can leave significant scars. Fat injection is the exception, as the procedure requires a small area of liposuction to remove fat from another part of the body before the injection can be given. In the subsequent interrogation, the patient acknowledged that she had received Restylane injections into her lips by a dermatologist approximately 6 months before the development of the nodule, but she had not mentioned this because she did not believe that these two events were related.
After another doctor recommended that she have injections in her lips every four months, this patient visited Grossman for her quarterly replacement. The patient denied having undergone any additional cosmetic procedures on his face or lips other than Restylane injection. The amount of substance injected can be controlled, so that the physician has better control over the amount of lip volume that is created. Enhanced lips can make your lips thicker and fuller, but it will still be you when you leave the doctor's office.
After carefully marking the areas to be injected, very fine needles are used to inject the substance into the lips. Fernández-Acenero and colleagues (200) reported on a 48-year-old woman who developed a lump on her upper lip 2 months after receiving a single Restylane injection. When it comes to obtaining dermal fillers to enhance the lips, be aware of the mild and more serious side effects of lip filler. Low-power view of a biopsy sample from the lower lip of a 74-year-old woman who developed a submucosal nodule of the lower lip.
If you have a BLT allergy, your healthcare provider may give you a nerve block injection to numb your lips. Keeping ice on the lips before injections also helps numb the area and potentially helps with bruising and swelling.