Many people turn to lip injections for fuller, plumper, smoother lips every year. In fact, there were almost 30,000 lip augmentation procedures reported in the United States.1 People all over the country wish to enhance their lips, and technology makes it possible with the use of temporary lip fillers.
How Long Do Lip Fillers Last?
Temporary lip fillers last for about six months. Depending on your body’s metabolism, they may last a bit longer in some people or they may even dissolve quicker than others.
How to Make Lip Fillers Last Longer
As we’ve stated, this cosmetic surgery procedure is temporary. However, there are a couple of things you could do post-injection to make the look of lip fillers last longer. Use sunscreen to minimize the damage that can come from direct sunlight and drinking plenty of water to feed your skin cells, keeping them hydrated.
What You Need to Know About Lip Fillers
- You will start seeing the effects of lip fillers immediately. Most of the swelling of your lips will subside in about a day, but you should give yourself three to five days to see what your lips look like after they are fully settled.
- You may bruise or bleed after getting fillers. If bruises occur, they will fade within a week.
- Avoid activities that will increase the blood flow to your face, such as working out at the gym.
- You can get them dissolved with a lip reduction if you are unhappy with the final result.
Dr. Zoran specializes in cosmetic surgery in Fort Lauderdale, specifically in lip enhancement and lip fillers. Contact our office today for a consultation or for additional information about how you can get the lips you’ve always dreamed of.
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Dr. Zoran Potparic is a board certified plastic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, committed to performing surgery of the highest quality, safety, and artistry. He applies his years of global study and research, as well as more than 30 years of hands-on experience performing reconstructive and cosmetic surgery for patients coming from all over the United States.