Immediate return to normal activities is the norm. In some patients bruising and swelling may last 7-14 days Other Considerations:
– Allergic reactions, which are rare, can cause prolonged redness, swelling or itching, or firmness at the injection site. Other possible complications include infection, bleeding, lip asymmetry, and migration or extrusion of implants. Normal swelling and bruising lasts from three days to a week.
– Patients with a reaction to the pre-treatment collagen skin test; who have a serious allergy history; or are allergic to lidocaine (a local anesthetic) should not consider lip augmentation. Treatment is sometimes postponed for patients with active inflammatory skin conditions or infections.
– Collagen injections have a short-lived effect, approximately 9-12 weeks.
– Soft-form is a foreign body and may become infected or be rejected.
While many techniques exist for lip augmentation, none are perfect. You and your physician should discuss the risks and benefits to decide if lip augmentation is for you.