Photo of Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon Dr. Vishal Kapoor in the operating room performing Lip Augmentation Procedure using an implantable material.
Swelling and bruising may result after lip augmentation regardless of the technique used. These side effects typically fade within several days to a week. Patients can immediately return to their normal activities following lip augmentation with injectable materials, while the recovery period is often within one week for surgical procedures and fat injection. Injectables often involve little discomfort. Some pain may result from surgical procedures and fat injection and this can be controlled with prescribed medication. The results of collagen injections may last up to four months, while fat injections and other temporary injectable fillers tend to last longer.