I want lip augmentation via injectable fillers. I am most interested in hyaluronic acid fillers. After the injections, will my lips swell and if so, for how long? Will my lips feel soft and natural or does the filler make them somewhat harder?
Your lips will swell after hyaluronic acid injection for 24 -48 hours. They will also be a little tender and there may be a little bruising. Usually they look very good at 24 hours and even better at 48. The bruising is usually, but not always minor and can usually be covered by make-up. The lips will usually feel quite soft, but if the injection is significant they can feel a little firm. I personally feel that Juvederm provides a softer result in the lips than the other HA fillers.
Posted by Dr. Buckingham