Day 2 Severe upper lip swelling post injection of 1ml of dermal filler to lips
This is a photo of day 2 post injection of 1ml of Restylane to the lips. Restylane and Perlane are known for their swelling, but I love them for their lift, precision and longevity. It is argued that Juvederm and Esthelis swell less than Restylane and Perlane. I injected 0.8mls in the upper lip and 0.3mls in the lower lip. This photo just shows how the upper lip can really swell horribly. Disproportionate swelling is the norm, ie the upper lip tends to usually swell SO much more than the lower. I always remind a patient at this time that my usual plan is to have the lips in the proportion of 1:1.618 upper lip: lower lip (unless otherwise discussed). This means, that I plan for the upper lip to be smaller than the lower lip. This tends to put patients minds at rest, as they realise that it is mostly just huge swelling and not the intended result.
Below are the same patient’s before and after photos. The upper lip didn’t end up big at all and the results are quite subtle. The patient has had many compliments just about “looking good” and not about lips in particular! Cost was $600
The same patient before treatment with dermal filler
After 1ml of dermal filler to lips (after severe upper lip swelling resolved)
What a gorgeous smile!!! Very young appearing
Dr Naomi xxx