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Swollen bruised lips after augmentation

Cosmetic Treatments QuestionsCategory: Lip AugmentationSwollen bruised lips after augmentation
A patient asked 6 years ago
My lips are really bruises and swollen after the lip augmentation and they are really big.. Is this normal.. Ive been applying hot pads on them. I thought that might make them smaller.. Would that work?
1 Answers
Dr. Elham Jafari Staff answered 4 years ago

Swollen Bruised Lips after Augmentation

  Hi and thank you for your question! Despite their disturbing appearance, bruising and swelling are common following filler injections and they might happen even at hands of most experienced injectors. Ice packs following injection can help reducing bruising and swelling. The next day after injection is typically the time the swelling is at its worse and from then swelling and bruising are expected to gradually get better and they are expected to completely dissolved on their own within 2 weeks of injection. If any bruising or swelling persists beyond two weeks, if they get worse, or if other signs or symptoms such as heat or tenderness are added, you should do an immediate follow up with your physician otherwise there shouldn't be any concerns. I hope it helps and good luck!  
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