5 Things You Should Know Before Getting Lip Filler

Posted: March 15, 2024

How To Prepare for Lip FillerAre you looking for fuller, more voluminous lips? Lip fillers have opened the door for so many people to achieve greater facial symmetry, more self-confidence, and a more positive body image. At Orange County Cosmetic Surgery, our skilled team offers the world’s leading lip fillers to patients in our comfortable office. Before you come in for treatment, it is important to know what to expect from lip fillers to decide if they are right for you.

Here are five things everyone should know before getting their lips treated with filler. 

1.Dysport® Can Give You a Non-Surgical Lip Augmentation 

A fuller pout is possible with Dysport. Using the injectable neurotoxin, your surgeon can give you a Dysport lip flip that creates natural-looking results. This is a suitable treatment for naturally thin lips and lips that have grown thinner from aging.

2. Lip Fillers Are Extremely Safe

Because they are made of a naturally occurring substance in your body, dermal fillers used to enhance lip volume are some of the safest non-surgical lip treatments you can receive. They are made of hyaluronic acid (HA), which is found in your joints, eyes, and skin. HA is biocompatible and dissolves naturally over time with an extremely low risk of complications when administered by a board-certified dermatologist or a cosmetic or plastic surgeon. 

3. Expect Mild Bruising

When a syringe is injected into the delicate area around your mouth, it is normal for blood vessels to sustain damage. Though not severe, this can lead to bruising that takes up to two weeks to completely heal.

4. Avoiding Alcohol Is Recommended

Alcohol thins the blood, and it can increase the risk of bruising, swelling, and inflammation after lip fillers. It is best to avoid any alcoholic drinks for 24 to 48 hours after your treatment. 

5. You Can Accidentally Move Lip Filler

It is essential to avoid puckering or moving the lips too much after treatment. Kissing, massaging the lips, and touching your mouth are not advised for at least 48 hours after treatment. 

The filler can shift shortly after injection, and some patients can develop undesired lumps. Furthermore, it is important to keep the lip area clean to allow the puncture holes to heal completely — this prevents bacteria from entering them and causing irritation or infection. 

Find the Perfect Lip Fillers for You 

At Orange County Cosmetic Surgery, our team offers the leading HA fillers, such as JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®. We would be happy to meet with you, hear your lip filler goals, and discuss treatment options together. 

Please call our office in Huntington Beach, CA, to request a consultation appointment with Dr. Anthony Miller, a board-certified cosmetic surgeon. You can also call 714-361-2671 or text 714-248-5128.