Juvederm Lips augmentation – Swelling, bruising and pain
Juvederm is the FDA approved Hyaluronic acid based wrinkle filler or the dermal filler which is used by a lot of cosmetic surgeon for lip augmentation. The reason being that it is minimally invasive and it used the massively cross linked hyaluronic acid. This hyaluronic acid is the same acid that is present in the human body. This acid helps to keep the skin elastic and supple.
Though Juvederm helps in making sure that mild and severe wrinkles are filled and the face gets a rejuvenated look, it is also used a lot for lip augmentation. The reason being that it is very smooth and has very good consistency. This helps as you will want the lips to look natural and also you should be able to move the lips normally.
Better still there is generally very little risk of Juvederm going into permanent granulomas. The trick here is to be very subtle and inject small quantities of the dermal filler into the lips.
Juvederm Lips Swelling and pain
If there is pain in the lip area after the injection then use the ice pack or a numbing cream to alleviate the pain.
In general the swelling in the lips will remain fro 48 hours and then subside. The two days of welling is very normal and you should be ready for it even before you go in for the lip augmentation. Also there may be more swelling ion one part than the other, so do not get worried and let the 48 hours go by. The welling will automatically subside and you will also feel less of pain.
There will be minor bruising of lips that will occur and that will be there for initial two three days. Bruising I must add is generally not there for most of the patients.
The other pain will occur when the cosmetic surgeon goes in for the nerve bloc so that he can safely inject Juvederm into the lips.