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When Can You Eat and Drink After Lip Injections?

By: Beauty Coordinators


Are you curious about temporary lip fillers? Do you want more voluminous, fuller lips? It has never been easier to add more shape and volume to your lips, but what should you do after lip injections? Lip augmentation with dermal fillers is a relatively straightforward, nonsurgical procedure. Still, patients should be prepared on what to expect and what not to do afterward to get the best lip injection results.

Temporary lip fillers can be adjusted to give a slight enhancement or significant change, and working with a skilled injector, like the ones at Body+Beauty Lab, is the next step. Read on for more information from Body+Beauty Lab about this popular aesthetic treatment and what you can eat or drink after your appointment so you can enjoy your fantastic, new lips. If you want to learn more information, contact our office today to book an in-person or online consultation in Philadelphia, PA.

How do lip fillers work?

For many patients, the quest for more shapely, fuller lips is an ongoing journey. While lip liners and lipstick can attempt to give women the look they desire, lip injections with dermal fillers provide a more long-term solution. Hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers, like JUVÉDERM®, are the latest solution to fight the signs of aging skin and an easy way to get voluptuous lips without invasive surgery. Plump lips are a coveted trademark these days, and temporary fillers are an excellent option to help Philadelphia, PA patients get the cosmetic answer they need for having smoother, plumper, and fuller-looking lips.

What should you know about lip injection recovery?

Lip injections with dermal fillers offer immediate results. Lips may look more pronounced at first due to normal swelling, but once that dissipates in about 2 – 3 weeks, and the filler settles in, the desired look is achieved. In most cases, lip injection results typically last about 6 – 9 months but will vary by patient, depending on how much a patient uses their lips on a daily basis. Unlike lip augmentation with lip implants, lip filler is not a long-term solution. Once the temporary dermal filler begins to break down in the target area, a patient's lips will slowly go back to normal or return to their original shape.

How soon can I eat after lip fillers?

There are no limits to what a patient can eat after lip injections. The only thing to keep in mind is that most fillers contain a numbing medication to create a more painless procedure. Patients should wait until the numbing agent has worn off before eating after lip fillers. It is also recommended for the first 24 hours to avoid foods that are hard to eat or chew, or even messy, so patients are less likely to wipe their lips and disturb the injection sites. For optimal results, patients should be gentle with their lips and avoid kissing, touching, or massaging their lips directly after the procedure to allow the injected filler to settle into place.

Can I drink alcohol after lip injections?

Alcohol can act as a blood thinner and should be avoided after lip injections for at least 24 hours. Alcohol can increase the likelihood of swelling, inflammation, and bruising. It is generally recommended to avoid drinking alcohol for a few days after getting lip fillers or any other injectable facial treatment, like BOTOX®. After lip injections, patients should also avoid anything that forces the lips to pucker, such as drinking from a straw or smoking a cigarette. To remain hydrated, patients should opt to drink water from a cup or glass for at least 48 hours.

At Body+Beauty Lab in Philadelphia, PA, our skilled medical injectors can plump up or reshape your lips to achieve natural-looking, fantastic results. If you are interested in lip filler or want to learn more about other cosmetic treatments offered at Body+Beauty Lab in Philadelphia, PA, contact our office today. We are now offering online consultations so you can talk with one of our experts from the comfort of your home or office.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.