Using the wrong technique may cause the lip filler to migrate. If your treatment was performed correctly and you followed the aftercare instructions, most lip filler lumps will resolve on their own. Any persistent lip filler lumps that don't resolve after 4 weeks should be assessed by your injector.
Does massaging lip filler break it down?
You should massage after having injectable filler in areas where the skin is thinner, such as the lips or lower eyelids, but massaging too much and in other areas could actually break down the filler, resulting in less volume. Or it may cause filler migration.
What to do if my lip filler is uneven?
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.
Should I massage my lip filler lumps?
Certainly! We recommend our patients gently massage their lips once any bruising or swelling has subsided. It is common to feel small lumps, especially if a thicker filler was used. If you notice a lump, you can softly massage it between your finger and thumb over time, which will aid in its gradual reduction.
When should I be concerned about lumps after lip fillers?
Unless the lumps are very sore and painful there's no need to panic. Lumps are actually a common side effect after a dermal filler or lip enhancement treatment.
Why is my lip filler lumpy when I smile?
Not to worry though, lumps following a filler treatment are completely normal. The lumps you may experience are often caused by swelling and bruising of the treated area.