What to Expect Before and After Lip Filler Treatment Q&A
Lip filler procedures can help you achieve a plumper, more defined symmetric lip appearance by restoring lost skin volume and preventing signs of aging. Dr. Juan Ivan Ramirez, MD, and his team provide lip filler procedures to make your lips younger again. For more information, please contact us or book an appointment online at Glo Med Spa. We are conveniently located at 9801 Anderson Mill Rd, Suite 120, Austin, TX 78750.
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Before a lip filler procedure, there are a couple of items to be aware of. Upon first consultation, the doctor or provider issuing the procedure will likely assess to ensure that any preexisting conditions won’t interfere with the procedure. In addition, they will ensure that your mental health is in an adequate state, as well as ask what your goals or expectations are and why you want to pursue lip fillers. Post-consultation, and as the specified date of the procedure approaches, following the instructions of said doctor or provider is vital to the outcome. You will likely be given a list involving items to do and not to do in advance of the procedure, which likely includes actions such as taking the recommended medication for the procedure, not taking specific medications before the procedure, not heavily drinking the night or nights before, and much more. Knowing this and taking action accordingly can help ensure that your transition into the actual procedure goes as smoothly as possible.
During the lip filler procedure, a topical anesthetic will first be applied onto the lips, which can take 15 to 30 minutes to activate. On top of this, a nerve block injection may be administered in the case that a person is allergic to the anesthetic. Once the anesthetic has activated and the lips are numb, the injection can take place. A thin needle is used to distribute the filler into the appropriate area of the lips to achieve the desired look. This portion of the procedure will likely take 15-20 minutes, however, it does depend on the desired results. Once complete, you may be asked to wait in the waiting room or clinic for a brief duration to verify no complications arose.
Many people are often concerned about the feeling of their lips prior to lip fillers. While it can be a scary thought at first when done appropriately, the filler should feel supple and smooth, and as time progresses it will feel very normal. Immediately following the procedure, it is entirely normal to experience the following: swelling, bruising, and even tenderness. Some people also experience a lumpy, bumpy, or over-filled sensation initially as well. Given the appropriate amount of time, generally after 2 days to a week, these symptoms should fade. While these experiences are normal shortly after the procedure, a prolonged sensation of any of these is abnormal, and in this case, it is important to detail your concerns with the physician or provider to confirm your wellness.
The recovery process for lip filler procedures can certainly be uncomfortable at times, as the lips may experience redness, swelling, bruising, bleeding, and heightened sensitivity from undergoing the procedure. With that being said, you will be given instructions on how to handle the recovery process from the physician or healthcare provider to ensure a safe and speedy recovery. Some pieces of general advice they may give are icing the lip area to effectively reduce swelling, resting, and staying hydrated to aid recovery. There are also some things to avoid, such as applying any lip products, such as lip balm, for a period of time following the procedure. Adding on to this, contractions, puckering, and significant strain on the lips must be avoided for roughly 48 hours following the procedure, and include drinking from a straw and biting your lips. It is also important to brush your teeth carefully during this period so as to not disrupt the filler. While there are limited risks associated with the procedure, there are still some to be cautious of cold sores, discoloration, infection, tissue death, asymmetry, and even the filler leaking into other regions of the face are all possible complications that can occur from the procedure. Again, it will be best to follow the advice of either your physician or healthcare professional performing the procedure to ensure both a quick and safe recovery.
Lip fillers are a quick and easy procedure that may give your lips back their fullness and attractiveness. Visit Glo Med Spa for a soft, natural-looking appearance. We are conveniently located at 9801 Anderson Mill Rd, Suite 120, Austin, TX 78750. For more information, please contact us or book an appointment online. We serve clients from Austin TX, Cedar Park TX, Volente TX, Pflugerville TX, Round Rock TX, Leander TX, Volente TX, Brushy Creek TX, and Williamson County TX.
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