Lip Filler Questions

Everything You Need to Know About Lip Fillers

Lip fillers are increasingly popular, but it's important to do research before scheduling a lip augmentation procedure.

This guide functions as an FAQ, answering the most common questions about lip augmentation and more:

  •             What are lip fillers?
  •             How long do lip fillers last?
  •             How much are lip fillers?

Whether you just need an answer to one of these questions or you'd like a full introduction to lip augmentation, Bruno Plastic Surgery has covered key information about lip fillers below.

What Are Lip Fillers?

Dermal fillers are typically made of hyaluronic acid. This is a malleable substance your body naturally produces. It's great for augmentation because of its natural plumping abilities. Unlike collagen fillers, hyaluronic acid has few side effects and is temporary. Fillers are injected during lip augmentation procedures which help lips look fuller and decrease wrinkles.

How Long Does It Take to See Results?

Most likely, you'll start to get a good idea of what your lips look like about 24 hours after you get fillers. Your lips will be swollen during the first day post-procedure. This will make your lips look bigger than they actually are. Rest assured, once the swelling goes down, you'll see the final results.

How Safe Is Lip Augmentation?

A big part of medical safety is making sure your practitioner is qualified. Hyaluronic acid injections are FDA-approved and can be dissolved if you have any individual issues after your procedure.

Does Lip Augmentation Hurt?

Your mouth will be numbed for your procedure, so any pain should be minimal. In the following days, you may experience some tenderness or soreness from the healing process. You can take paracetamol if this is uncomfortable. Ask your practitioner what numbing options they offer patients, so you know what to expect.

What's an Appropriate Amount of Filler?

Generally, your first lip augmentation will use somewhere between 0.5 ml and 1 ml of filler. This amount is good for creating a natural, full lip look. If a more voluminous look is more your style, speak to your practitioner about what amount of filler is right for you.

How Long Do Lip Fillers Last?

On average, hyaluronic acid fillers will last 6 to 10 months. Some people may need fillers sooner than others, while others may be able to go longer without needing more fillers. If you decide you don't like how your injections look, hyaluronic acid can be dissolved.

How Much Are Lip Fillers?

Injections tend to range from $500 to $2000. The exact price may vary depending on how much filler you want, your practitioner, where you get your procedure done, the brand of filler used, and more.

Be aware that lip augmentation procedures that fall below this range may give you a lower-quality experience. Surprisingly cheap deals can indicate that you're dealing with an unqualified practitioner, so always do your research before scheduling an augmentation appointment.

Are There Any Side Effects?

It's normal to experience swelling, soreness, and tenderness for up to a few days after getting fillers. You may also experience bruising or redness. Chances of prolonged side effects increase if you do activities that aren't recommended, such as exercising within 24 hours of injections.

With any treatment, there is a very small chance of an allergic reaction. Your practitioner should explain potential side effects and what can be done about them.

Additional Factors To Consider  

To improve the healing process and avoid complications, there are a few tips you should remember.

Before Treatment

The most crucial part of lip augmentation is your practitioner. Doing research on your practitioner is always recommended, and you should find evidence of experience, qualification, and satisfied patients.

A week before you receive fillers, you should avoid blood thinners. Drinking alcohol can cause excessive bleeding or bruising because alcohol is also a blood thinner.

After Treatment

Your practitioner should advise you on how to have a smooth healing process. Generally, you should avoid rigorous activities for at least 24 hours. An ice pack can reduce swelling and discomfort.

As with any procedure, if any aspect of your healing process is concerning, don't hesitate to get in touch with your practitioner.

Scheduling a Lip Filler Appointment

The lip filler process can be simple once you understand the basics of the procedure. The most important factor to remember is that you should only schedule appointments with a qualified, experienced practitioner.

For professional lip filler services, contact Bruno Plastic Surgery today.