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When Can I Eat After Lip Fillers

An individual’s lips appear fuller and tender after lip fillers, but this should not stop one from eating. A person can eat immediately after the numbing has subsided. They should avoid cold, hot, sugary, salty, crunchy, and chewy foods for at least 24 hours. This article explains when an individual can eat after the lip filler treatment.

Lip fillers are common because they have immediate results, are temporal and inexpensive. Lip fillers are not limited to cosmetic fanatics but benefit anybody above 18 years who wants to look fresh and young. People use lip fillers for various reasons, like plumping thin lips, fighting signs of ageing like wrinkles, sagging skin, and volume wastage due to a medical condition that can make lips less prominent. After lip filler, the lips will plump and appear stiff, makingone worry about how they will eat and when. Knowing how lip fillers work will help one figure out when to eat after lip fillers.

What Are Lip Fillers?

Lip filler help to plump thin lips, redefine lip line and borders, and smooth wrinkles around the lips. Lip fillers are injectable gels injected into the lip tissues for cosmetic purposes. They contain hyaluronic acid, polylactic acid, polyalkylimide, or calcium hydroxylapatite. Cosmetic practitioners, aesthetic doctors, or cosmetic doctors do lip fillers.

When Can You Eat After Lip Fillers?

After lip filler, the lips will plump and stiff; this can pose a challenge when one wants to eat. They will find it hard to open their mouth or constrict their lips because of the numbing. One can normally eat after the numbing but avoid chewy and crunchy foods in the first 24 hours. They should also avoid sugary and salty foods, cold and hot drinks, caffeine, and alcohol. When drinking, drink directly from the cup and not from a straw, as puckering puts pressure on the lips that can cause pain and swelling.

Procedure for Fillers

The cosmetic doctor will examine the lips and map points of injection; this will help determine how the lips will look after the fillers.The marked areas will be cleaned with an anti-bacterialagent before applying a topical numbing cream or an anaesthetic injection. One may initially feel slightly uncomfortable, but the procedure is not painful. Lip filler results depend on the type of filler and the cosmetic doctor. The cosmetic doctor will inject the lip tissues with the filler of their choice and massage them to align the filler, and the procedure may take an hour or more.

Benefits of Lip Fillers

Can Trigger Collagen Production

According to Deshmukh et al. (2016), collagen helps to maintain skin structure; due to ageing, collagen drops in the body,and thus the skin forms wrinkles. The effect of collagen is not immediate, but one can notice changes after a few weeks. According to Cabral et al. (2020),lip fillers with hyaluronic acid or polylactic acid can trigger collagen production.

Enhances Facial Features

When facial featuresare prominent, they enhance beauty, but due to ageing and medical conditions,lips lose volume and lip lines become less defined. Lip fillers plump thin lips, add volumeand redefine lip lines. Lip fillers also smooth wrinkles around the lips.

Have Minimal Risks

Diwan et al. (2020)observed thatlip fillers have minor side effectssuch as bruising, swelling, or slight pain. When done right, lip fillers have no complications.

Have No Downtime

Lip fillers have immediate results. After injection, one can see the changes, and if they are unhappy, the cosmetic changes can make adjustments. The fillers take two to three weeks to settle, and the results change positively. After recovery,one will have a natural look.

Side Effects and Complications of Lip Fillers

Urakov et al. (2021) explained that lip fillers are generally safe with minor side effects like bruising, swelling, or slight pain. The side effects subside after a few days. Side effects lasting more than two weeks are uncommon, and one should seek medical attention if the effects last more than a week. Complications with lip fillers, such as infection, are uncommon,but they do occur if inexperienced cosmetic doctors do fillers. To avoid lip filler complications, do fillers in a hospital or clinic with a qualified cosmetic doctor. People should also avoid buying cheap fillers advertised online; they may be unsafe.

How Long Do Lip Fillers Last

People can maintain lip fillers by changing their lifestyle, hydrating often, and quitting smoking. Lip fillers last for three to six months, depending on the type of filler. Metabolism, lifestyle, and the amount injected affect how long the fillers last. If one has a faster metabolism, fillers will wear off faster. Regular constriction of lips can also speed up wearing off lip fillers. Redoing fillers after a few months can also maintain lip fillers.

Frequently Asked Questions about Lip Fillers

What Should I Do After Lip Fillers?

  • Use a soft soap when washing your face for at least a week.
  • Avoid alcohol, thinning medications, heat, and heavyworkouts for at least 48 hours to speed up recovery.
  • Avoid exerting pressure on the lips, like when kissing or applying lipstick.

How Long Do Lip Fillers Take to Settle?

Lip fillers take two to three weeks to settle. As the fillers settle,one will note that their lips are becoming more natural.

What Is the Cost of Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers cost £100 to £350, depending on the type of filler. The cost of doing fillers depends on the cosmetic doctor’s experience, the number of injections and syringes, and the complexity of the injection.

What Is in the Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers comprise natural substances like hyaluronic, polylactic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, and polyalkylimide.


An individual can eat light after the numbing has subsided. They should avoid chewy, crunchy, salty, and sugary foods for at least 24 hours. One should drink directly from the cup; puckering puts pressure on the lips. Lip fillers can restore volume, plump thin lips, and redefine lip lines and fillers. Lip fillers have immediate results with little risks like bruising, pain, and swelling; these side effects subside after a few days. Side effects lasting more than two weeks are uncommon. Lip fillers last three to six months, depending on the type of filler used; your lifestyle also determines how long the fillers will last.


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