Lip Filler After Care

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Aug. 12, 2019, 3:51 p.m.

Congratulations! You’ve done it! You’ve gotten your lip fillers. Now its time to take care for your lips. 

Lip filler aftercare tip #1: Don’t expect fullness to stay the same.

Swelling after your lip filler treatment is completely normal and the size of your lips immediately after treatment is not a true reflection of the final result. Minor swelling can last between a few hours or day, possibly longer, depending on multiple factors.

Lip filler aftercare #2: How to reduce the swelling after lip fillers.

  • Apply ice to treated area
  • Stay hydrated – drink plenty of water
  • Focus on eating healthy foods like fresh fruits & vegetables. The vitamins and minerals will assist with the healing process
  • Avoid strenuous exercise and extreme hot temperatures for 24-48 hours post treatment


  • Processed foods or fast foods
  • Heavy activity or exercise for the first two days after treatment
  • Spicy foods
  • Blood-thinning medications, including aspirin and ibuprofen (unless prescribed by your medical practitioner then please continue with these)
  • Smoking and smoke exposure


Lip filler aftercare tip #3: Leave plenty of time for injectables prior to a big event, like a wedding.

It’s always best to start a new treatment well before a big event. We recommend that you allow a few weeks weeks for your cosmetic injectable treatment to settle. 


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