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I have an appointment for Restylane (dermal fillers) lip injections. What is downside?

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Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Restylane (dermal fillers)

Pain, asymmetry, infection, cost.
Usually not a whole lot of downside to worry about.

In brief: Restylane (dermal fillers)

Pain, asymmetry, infection, cost.
Usually not a whole lot of downside to worry about.
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Dr. Christopher Nicora
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Swelling, bruising

Be sure you are having injections done by a well qualified provider. Injections in the lip can cause some swelling and bruising but that is usually minor and serious problems are rare.
These injections can be painful so ask for local anesthetic. Also ask that only the minimum amount be used as it is possible to over fill the lips.

In brief: Swelling, bruising

Be sure you are having injections done by a well qualified provider. Injections in the lip can cause some swelling and bruising but that is usually minor and serious problems are rare.
These injections can be painful so ask for local anesthetic. Also ask that only the minimum amount be used as it is possible to over fill the lips.
Dr. John Hoffmann
Dr. John Hoffmann
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Restylane (dermal fillers) for lips

In experienced hands, you can expect natural looking full lips. Sometimes there can be swelling or bruising after injection. Be sure to have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon.

In brief: Restylane (dermal fillers) for lips

In experienced hands, you can expect natural looking full lips. Sometimes there can be swelling or bruising after injection. Be sure to have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Risks for Restylane (dermal fillers)

The risks of Restylane (dermal fillers) are few, and many patients find it a great product to augment the lips.
It lasts 8-12 months, and will require re-injection. Immediate side effects may include swelling and bruising. Other more rare reactions could occur. Lip augmentation is a great treatment, but requires skill to keep a balanced natural result. Seek a qualified facial plastic surgeon.

In brief: Risks for Restylane (dermal fillers)

The risks of Restylane (dermal fillers) are few, and many patients find it a great product to augment the lips.
It lasts 8-12 months, and will require re-injection. Immediate side effects may include swelling and bruising. Other more rare reactions could occur. Lip augmentation is a great treatment, but requires skill to keep a balanced natural result. Seek a qualified facial plastic surgeon.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Restylane (dermal fillers) Lip

Most plastic surgeons and dermatologists prefer hyaluronic acid fillers, such as restylane, (dermal fillers) for lip injection or augmentation.
Office treatments are quick and require minimal local anesthesia. Side effects are temporary and may include swelling, bruising, numbness, or nodules. These side effects typically resolve after one day.

In brief: Restylane (dermal fillers) Lip

Most plastic surgeons and dermatologists prefer hyaluronic acid fillers, such as restylane, (dermal fillers) for lip injection or augmentation.
Office treatments are quick and require minimal local anesthesia. Side effects are temporary and may include swelling, bruising, numbness, or nodules. These side effects typically resolve after one day.
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
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Dr. H. William Song
Aesthetic Medicine

In brief: Doesn't last long

It is not unusual for the product to be gone after a couple months.
It tends to stay longer on subsequent injections.

In brief: Doesn't last long

It is not unusual for the product to be gone after a couple months.
It tends to stay longer on subsequent injections.
Dr. H. William Song
Dr. H. William Song
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Dr. J David Holcomb
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Temporary

If you like the effect the main downside is that it is temporary.
Request a lip block before the Restylane (dermal fillers) is injected for a more comfortable experience. It is possible to have lumpiness or asymmetry but an experienced injector can usually avoid these issues.

In brief: Temporary

If you like the effect the main downside is that it is temporary.
Request a lip block before the Restylane (dermal fillers) is injected for a more comfortable experience. It is possible to have lumpiness or asymmetry but an experienced injector can usually avoid these issues.
Dr. J David Holcomb
Dr. J David Holcomb
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