How long do lips feel lumpy after filler?

Author: Mr. Herminio Tillman  |  Last update: Friday, July 7, 2023

Swelling and some lumpiness is normal for a few days up to a week or two after injection of filler into the lips. Especially if needles are used, some bruising and bumps are usually expected and typically subside over the following week.

Is it normal to still have lumps after lip fillers?

Lumps are actually a common side effect after a dermal filler or lip filler treatment. Often they are a short-term problem, but if not, they are correctable by an aesthetic medical professional.

How long does lip filler feel lumpy?

The most common cause of lumps after a filler treatment is swelling and bruising from the injections themselves. These should naturally subside within the first week.

Will my lips smooth out after filler?

Your lips may feel stiff or rigid immediately after injection with dermal fillers. Don't worry — this is entirely normal, and the lip fillers will soften with time. Your lips may also be swollen and tender, which can contribute to the lip filler feeling hard under the skin.

Should I massage lip filler lumps?

Whilst it is somewhat normal to feel small lumps, depending on how thick the filler used was), if they feel one lump in particular, they can gently massage it in between their finger and their thumb, over a period of time, and it will help to “break down” the lump.

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How do you get rid of lumpy lip fillers?

When the cause is congealed hyaluronic acid (which usually occurs if you used fillers from the Juvederm and Restylane families), it can be easily corrected by injecting hyaluronidase right into the lump. Hyaluronidase, like hyaluronic acid, occurs naturally in the body.

Why is my lip filler so bumpy?

A bump may form at the injection site that occurs immediately after the treatment due to the body's inflammatory response. This is completely normal and will likely disappear on its own after a few days.

Can you massage filler lumps out?

One way of treating it is to smooth lumps out by providing a firm massage around the area. If you are in unbearable pain, you should seek medical help as you may have an allergic reaction to the filler or you may have a more serious complication that requires immediate attention, although this is very rare.

When should I start massaging my lip fillers?

Do I massage my lips after lip fillers? Do not massage your lips for 24 to 48 hours after the treatment. Once your swelling subsides down, you can gently massage your lips with light pressure.

Will massaging filler break it down?

Massage can encourage the filler to be broken up by the body more quickly. But in practice this still takes a long time (like weeks of daily vigorous massage) to improve the outcome. This may also spread the product over a larger area causing more problems.

How do you get smooth lumps after filler?

Treatment of lumps
  1. Massage: This is very effective, but often needs to be stronger in pressure than patients realise.
  2. Manual removal of product by the injector.
  3. Hyaluronidase / Hylase; The injector can inject the lump of a dissolver to remove the product. Please see an article where we dissolved some tear trough filler.

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