What to Expect After Getting Lip Fillers

Lip fillers have become one of the most popular noninvasive procedures of the past decade. With celebrities like Kylie Jenner, Ariana Grande, Anna Faris and many more owning up to regularly getting lip fillers, the procedure has become more commonplace than ever. It’s quick, easy, and a relatively painless option for patients who want fuller, plumper lips.

Since the procedure has become more accessible, many patients who might otherwise be opposed to surgery have considered getting lip fillers done. While many patients are familiar with lip filler before and after photos, they are less informed on what to expect immediately after receiving the injections.

Below is a guide on what to expect immediately after getting lip fillers:

1. Numbness
Before your lip fillers, you will likely be offered a topical anesthetic to help numb your lips and block out pain from the injection. This cream helps a lot and should be taken if you are looking to minimize pain. The numbing cream’s effect will likely last a few hours, so you may leave the doctor’s office feeling like you left the dentist. But don’t worry – this feeling will minimize soon.

2. Feeling of Something Being “Inside” your Lips
Initially, the feeling of the injectable in your lips may feel a little foreign. Almost like there is some kind of object inside your lips. Some doctors will suggest massaging out your lips to even out texture. Regardless, this feeling is not permanent and should subside within a day or two.

3. Mild Pain
Even though the numbing cream will block out most of the pain of your injections for you, as this wears off, you may be left with some stinging and slight pain. Any significant pain can be reduced with over-the-counter pain killers. But most patients report their pain being a minor inconvenience rather than something to really worry about.

4. Swelling and Inflammation
Because the injections involve a small needle going under the surface of your skin, you will likely experience some swelling and inflammation for about 48 to 72 hours after your lip injections. The actual material injected into your lips also initially causes some inflammation. While you may leave the office thinking your lips are WAY bigger than you wanted, rest assured that your lips will shrink down to the shape and size you anticipated.

With minimal pain and downtime, lip fillers are a great option for patients looking for a quick boost to their look. Fillers also only last about six to nine months. This means if you are curious, you can try them out without the fear of undergoing a permanent transformation!

Ask your Mia Aesthetics representative about adding on lip fillers to your surgical procedure.