Can You Kiss After Lip Fillers?

Wondering how soon after getting lip fillers you can kiss? This is one of the top questions we receive from patients who have received a lip filler treatment.

Lip filler is one of the most popular aesthetic treatments in the UK and it’s no wonder why! Lip filler is a brilliant way to: 

  • Shape and define the lips
  • Augment the size and volume of the lips
  • Enhance outline and profile of your lips
  • Smooth away wrinkles around the lip line
  • Plump and firm up lips which have lost definition and volume
  • Correct lip unevenness and asymmetry


One of the most common questions we get after a lip filler treatment is whether the patient can kiss afterwards, and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner it seems like the perfect time to answer!


Can you kiss just after getting lip fillers?


Unfortunately, we recommend not kissing straight after getting lip fillers. This is because kissing can apply a lot of pressure to the lips and increase risk of infection due to the number of bacteria on lips. Therefore, it is best to avoid kissing for 48 hours afterwards – but that doesn’t mean a soft peck isn’t allowed! Your lips will probably be a bit tender and swollen after the treatment, so kissing might not be that appealing anyway.

Now that’s answered, let’s look at some other common questions we get in clinic…


Can you exercise after Lip Filler?


We recommend that exercise should be avoided for 24–48 hours after getting lip filler. This is because exercising increases body temperature which can cause blood flow to the lip area, worsening any swelling, bruising, or discomfort. 


Can you take painkillers after Lip Filler?


It is completely fine to take painkillers after a lip filler treatment to help ease any discomfort felt afterwards. The best treatment to manage any pain and swelling is to ice the lips. Gently apply an ice pack wrapped in a towel after the treatment.


Can you eat and drink after Lip Fillers?


Yes, you can eat and drink after lip fillers. However, you should take the following into consideration:

  • If you received a numbing treatment, it is best to wait until the numbing has worn off before eating in case you accidentally bite your lip.
  • Avoid foods that are messy or hard to eat in order to avoid wiping or rubbing your face and therefore causing irritation.  
  • Do not drink from a straw, as puckering your lips can put pressure on your lips and cause pain and swelling. 


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