After a lip lift, patients may experience some minor swelling or redness — side effects that typically last a few days. Because the swelling may distort the shape of the lips, it’s important that you do not judge your final results too quickly. Plan to have softer foods or liquids temporarily until your mouth feels back to normal. You can use over-the-counter pain medications and ice packs to improve your comfort level. Patients can return to work within 5 to 7 days.
For lip augmentation procedures, your recovery will depend on the method chosen to enhance your smile. We will provide you with a detailed aftercare plan that goes over what you can expect and how to care for your lips as you heal. If you underwent lip augmentation with dermal fillers, you will not experience any downtime; you’ll be able to return to work or school right away.