What happens if you have too much lip filler?

Lip filler is a popular cosmetic procedure that involves injecting a substance, such as hyaluronic acid, into the lips to increase their fullness and volume – but some people can go too far…

too much lip filler

While the procedure can help enhance the appearance of thin or uneven lips, it’s important to be aware of the potential risks and side effects. There are potential risks in having too much lip filler, which can lead to a number of unwanted outcomes.

The risks of too much lip filler

The more filler you have in one treatment, the higher the risks. Not only might you experience more swelling and bruising, but the more filler is used, the more you are risking the filler causing a compromise of the blood flow in the lips. This can be very serious and cause permanent damage. 

If there is extra bruising and swelling, these side effects are usually temporary and will resolve on their own within a few days or weeks. However, in some cases, the swelling and bruising can be severe and may require medical attention.

Duck Lips / Trout Pout

Having too much lip filler can also lead to uneven or disproportionate lips. We’ve all seen those people with a set of lips that look like a duck, or a pair of thick sausages! The lips may look disproportionate to the rest of your facial features, or one lip may be larger than the other. This can be particularly noticeable if you have a lot of filler in one lip and not the other.

Lumps in the lips after filler

Another potential consequence of having too much lip filler is the development of lumps or bumps under the skin. These lumps can be caused by the filler being injected too deeply or by the filler not being evenly distributed. In some cases, these lumps may be noticeable and may require medical treatment to correct. Filler is also more likely to migrate away from the injection site when too much is used. This can cause a very unnatural look to the lips which is very unflattering. 

The good news is that most of the issues caused by too much lip filler can be reversed by dissolving the filler. Always seek expert advice on this as it has to be done properly & safely.

If you’re considering getting lip filler, it’s important to do your research and choose a qualified and experienced practitioner – experience really does matter. It’s also important to have realistic expectations about the results of the procedure and to be aware of the potential risks and side effects. 

If you’re experiencing any unwanted side effects after getting lip filler, it’s important to consult with a medical professional as soon as possible. At our clinics in Wrexham & Nantwich, we have experts who can advise you.