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Is It Normal For Lips To Be Uneven, Bruised and Swollen After Lip Filler?

Is it normal for lips to swell after fillers? Normal for lips to bruise after fillers? Do lips bleed after fillers? How long will lip swelling last for?

Uneven Lip Fillers & Swelling after Lip Fillers.  Is this normal?

We’re often asked whether it is normal for lips to be uneven after lip filler injections, as well as how long any bruising will last or whether swelling should be expected. The lips are particularly sensitive and vascular so they can tend to swell more than other areas. Its important to discuss lip filler aftercare with your injector so you can better prepare for at home care and any side effects that may come from lip injections.

Is it normal for lips to be uneven after filler?

The swelling that can often occur after Lip Fillers can cause the lips to look a little uneven for a short time. This doesn’t necessarily mean that anything has gone wrong and it may just take a little time for the product to fully settle and for residual swelling to subside.

Do lips swell after fillers?

It is very normal to experience a small amount of swelling. This is usually at it’s worst for the first 2-3 days post procedure. The lip filler swelling stages vary from paitent to patient however most swelling is at its peak 24-48 hours after the lip filler injections. The swelling begins to subside by day 3.

How long will lip swelling last for?

Swelling will usually subside within a few days but we do ask clients to allow up to two weeks for this to fully go down. If you are still concerned after this time, we are always on hand to offer aftercare advice or welcome clients back to clinic for a review.

Is Bruising normal?

A small amount of bruising is completely natural following lip fillers and is usually nothing to be concerned about. Bruising is likely to be very minimal but can vary in severity from person to person.

How can I stop my lips from bruising after lip fillers?

Bruising is to be expected but there are a few things you can do to help the recovery process. Ensuring you visit an experienced and highly trained practitioner is extremely important as they will have a better anatomical understanding and be able to use certain techniques to minimise the chance of bruising as much as possible. Post treatment the area should be kept dry and clean and ice and arnica can be applied to help speed up the healing process.

My lips are bleeding after fillers, is this normal?

You may notice some slight bleeding from the injection points but this should subside quickly. To avoid any sort of infection the area should be kept clean.

How long do lips take to heal?

Treated lips should heal within a few days but we always recommend allowing 2 weeks for them to completely settle. If you have an important event coming up we would recommend allowing 4 weeks to allow any tweaks to be made.

Can I dissolve my lip fillers?

If you are still very unhappy with your results after allowing the product to settle, then dissolving may be the best course of action. Find out here if you’re suitable for a dissolving treatment.

In conclusion, brusising and swelling are common side effects from lip fillers however, the severity can be minimised with excellent precare and aftercare.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! It will go down with proper aftercare. If the swelling last more than 2-3 days its important to alert your injector for a medial review.

Yes you can! However, you may not want to as your lips may be swollen or tender while they heal.

We would recommend waiting for a minimum of 24 hours before applying any lip products.

We have a great list here on our lip filler page that helps you understand the lip filler journey and precare and aftercare.


With all dermal filler treatments aftercare is crucial for patient safety as well as results. For maximum results our doctros and nurses recommend the below aftercare for lip filler.

  • Avoid any heat inducing activities for 48 hours such as strenuous exercise, spas, saunas and steam rooms.
  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours.
  • Avoid flying for 48 hours.
  • Avoid active cosmeceutical products (AHAs, retinols, vitamin C) on the night of treatment and oil-based makeup for 24 hours.
  • You can lightly cleanse on the day of treatment using light pressure.
  • Avoid touching the face on the day of treatment to avoid infection.
  • Avoid facials, waxing, chemical peels, skin needling, microdermabrasion, IPL or laser treatments for 2 weeks after treatment.
  • Do not massage the treatment area unless instructed to do so.

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We require a consultation before your first treatment, during which we will answer any questions you may have and develop a plan specifically for you. In most cases, you’ll be able to receive treatment immediately following your consultation.

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