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How Long Do Lumps Last After Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers are safe, but some patients may experience mild side effects. These effects include minimal bruising, swelling, bleeding, and redness. This article highlights more about lip fillers, including their benefits, side effects, and how long their effects last.

Lip fillers are a go-to option for patients who want plump and voluminous lips. Interestingly, there is an increasing number of users. Similarly, there are various types of lip fillers you can use. Forinstance, the most common one contains hyaluronic acid, which helps hydrate the skin. Regardless of the filler used by the cosmetic doctor, the patient may sometimes experience lumps on the treated area after the procedure.

How Long Do Lumps Last After Lip Fillers?

After a patient undergoes a lip filler injection, one of the probably scary and confusing experiences they might be is a lump or lumps. You can feel or see the formation of granulomas. Since this is a common complaint raised by customers with lip fillers, it is worth looking into. As much as you may be afraid or confused at first, you need not worry. This is mild aftermath and, in most cases, does not lead to any threatening or serious health issues. Therefore, lumps from lip fillers are benign.(Wege et al. 2021)

Moreover, there are different causes of lumps. They probably are a result of bruising or swelling on the lips. However, we recommend you confirm with the aesthetic doctor at the clinic where you got the procedure done. This way, you can be sure it is common and may not later develop into other complications such as infections. Once you have such confirmation, no doubt you will be at ease.

Lumps typically take a short period to fade. Most patients get the situation rectified within a week or two. You may contact your cosmetic practitioner if the lumps do not go away. He will then assess the lumps. If the lumps are soft, the aesthetic doctor may need to smoothly but firmly massage through them.

In cases where the lumps are firm, it could be a sign of an allergic reaction. Therefore, it may call for oral medication or an injection. Ensure you get oral or injectable medications from a trusted and certified aesthetic doctor. Nonetheless, you may need to stick to the instructions given after that.

Additionally, in some severe cases, the lip filler procedure may need to be reversed. Your cosmetic doctor may do this by dissolving the lip filler. For example, if the lip filler contains hyaluronic acid, he can correct the situation by injecting you with an enzyme such as hyaluronidase(Signorini et al., 2016).

What are Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers are a type of dermal filler. Lip filler procedures increase the volume of a patient’s lips. One of the most common components of lip fillers is hyaluronic acid, a natural substance.

Lip fillers are available in different types. Customers go for lip fillers for various reasons. This is because of varying desires and needs. The body goals of one patient differ from that of another. So, why are they used?

Why are Lip Fillers Used?

Customers use lip fillers for varying reasons, such as;

To Increase the Volume of Your Lips

Most patients go for lip fillers in a bid to have more voluminous lips.According to Vashi, Maymone& Kundu (2016), you may lose the lips’volume due to excessive exposure to UV rays or habits such as smoking. In other cases, you may be genetically predisposed to losing lip volume.(Clatici et al., 2017)

To Reshape the Lips

If a client is unhappy with how their lips are shaped, lip fillers can come in handy. Therefore, you may opt for lip fillers to rectify your lips’ symmetry.

To Restore Your Lip Size

When younger, you have plump lips. However, as you age, they tend to be thinner and smaller. Therefore, patients may get lip fillers to restore their youthful lip size. However, it is important to keep in mind that lip fillers do not prevent the ageing process.

Lip Fillers, after Dissolving

After the process has been reversed, we recommend you give your lips time to rest before the aesthetic doctor injects you with a fresh filer. This is important because injecting you with the enzyme may result in swelling. With this, your aesthetic practitioner may not be as accurate when injecting your lips with the new filler.

Frequently Asked QuestionsAbout Lip Fillers

How Long Do Lip Fillers Last?

Lip fillers typically last3 to 12 months. The period is different from one patient to another due to various factors. These include the type of filler used, the amount injected, and the patient’s age. The filler gets broken down faster for younger clients since their metabolism is higher than older patients. Therefore, if you are a younger customer, your lip fillers may not last as long as that of a more mature patient.

Should You Use Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers are safe cosmetic procedures. However, ensure you get it done by a professional and certified aesthetic practitioner. You can visit a cosmetic doctor to get this process done. Lip fillers make you have plump and youthful lips. Notably, each customer has varying cosmetic needs and preferences.


Lip filler treatments are cosmetic procedures for patients who want more volume on their lips. Others want to reshape their lips or return them to their previous shape. We recommend you get this procedure donewith a qualified aesthetic practitioner at a clinic. Typically, patients may notice lumps after the process. This is common and may last for one week to 2 weeks before they go away. If it goes beyond this period, you may need to contact your cosmetic doctor and inform him about this. He will advise you accordingly on the action to take depending on how soft or tender the lump is. At times, the process may need to be reversed.


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