Lip Fillers in Singapore: Your Key to a More Alluring Smile

What are Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers are cosmetic treatments used to enhance lip volume and shape. They add fullness to thin lips, balance asymmetry, and smooth out wrinkles around the mouth. In Singapore, this procedure has gained popularity for its ability to create aesthetically pleasing results with minimal downtime. Read on to find out if you’re a suitable candidate for lip fillers, learn about the risks to keep in mind, and more.

What Makes the Ideal Lip?

The idea of the perfect lip involves various aesthetic elements, although it can vary based on individual preferences and cultural differences. Key aspects often include:
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    Adherence to the golden ratio: This is seen where the width of the mouth is approximately 1.6 times the width of the base of the nose.
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    Proportional alignment with the eyes: The lips should ideally align with vertical lines drawn from the inner part of the irises.
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    Teeth visibility: The upper teeth should be slightly visible (about 1 to 4 millimetres) beneath the upper lip when the mouth is open, while the lower teeth typically remain concealed.
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    Balance between the upper and lower lips: The upper lip is commonly slightly more prominent than the lower lip, contributing to a balanced appearance.
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    Well-defined Cupid’s bow: A distinct and gently curved Cupid’s bow on the upper lip is often seen as a desirable feature.
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    Healthy lip colour: A vibrant, natural shade of pink is generally indicative of healthy lips.

Lip Trends Around the World

These principles form the basis of what is considered aesthetically pleasing in terms of lip appearance, though beauty standards can vary widely. Here are some countries and their lip preferences:


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    Trend towards natural, subtle enhancements.
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    Customised treatments catering to a multicultural population.


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    Emphasis on heart-shaped, defined lips.
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    Preference for central volume and subtle lip elevation.

United States and Brazil

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    Preference for bold, voluminous lips.
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    Emphasis on dramatic aesthetic enhancements.

South Korea and Japan

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    Focus on youthful, delicate looks.
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    Emphasis on hydration over volume.

Nuffield Plastic Surgery focuses on treatments that respect diverse beauty ideals and offers tailored plans for clients. If there’s a particular look you’re gravitating towards, we can figure out a plan with you to achieve it

Lip Trends Around the World

At Nuffield Plastic Surgery, our lip filler procedure is meticulously designed to ensure a comfortable, satisfying, and safe experience, tailored to meet your individual aesthetic desires. The procedure is structured into distinct phases:

Before the Procedure: Consultation and Assessment

Your journey begins with a comprehensive consultation to understand your goals and expectations. During this phase:
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    Assessment of Lip Anatomy and Aesthetics: Our practitioners evaluate your lip structure, shape, and symmetry.
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    Discussion of Desired Results: You'll articulate your vision for the procedure, guiding the choice of filler and technique.
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    Review of Medical History: A review of your medical history ensures the procedure is tailored to your needs.
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    Understanding Potential Risks: We discuss potential risks and how to manage common side effects like swelling or bruising.

Pre-Procedure Instructions

Prior to the procedure, you’ll receive specific instructions to maximise safety and outcomes:
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    Medications and Supplements: Guidance on avoiding substances that could increase bleeding or bruising.
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    Lifestyle Adjustments: Recommendations on alcohol consumption and smoking.
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    Skin Care Preparations: Advice on skincare routines, especially for sensitive skin types.

During the Procedure: Precision and Comfort

Our procedure prioritises your comfort and aims for precision:
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    Duration: Efficiently completed typically within an hour.
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    Comfort Measures: Application of a numbing agent to ensure a pain-free experience.
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    Precision Technique: Strategic filler injections by skilled practitioners to sculpt your lips beautifully.

After the Procedure: Recovery and Aftercare

Following the procedure, a period of recovery and aftercare begins:
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    Post-Procedure Sensations: Normal feelings of filler integration.
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    Duration of Results: HA fillers provide lasting enhancement, offering flexibility in lip volume maintenance.
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    Care Guidelines: Recommendations include ice packs, symptom monitoring, activity limitations, hydration, dietary adjustments, and cautious use of lip products.

Self Care and Maintenance

Ensuring the longevity of your results involves:
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    Hydration and Sun Protection: Staying hydrated and using SPF30+ lip products.
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    Skincare Regimen: Gentle cleansing and moisturising.
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    Environmental and Lifestyle Considerations: Avoiding high temperatures and smoking.

Follow-up Appointments: Ensuring Continuity of Care

Post-procedure follow-ups are crucial for:
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    Assessment of Fillers: Monitoring how the fillers settle and perform.
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    Maintenance and Future Planning: Discussing maintenance treatments and future aesthetic goals.
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    Customization and Adjustments: Tailoring plans and addressing any concerns.

Having doubts as to how the process works? Simply drop us a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. Alternatively, you can call us at +65 6950 0022.

Am I a Good Candidate for Lip Fillers?

Fillers can be an excellent way to address your aesthetic concerns, some of which are listed in the table below.

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    Thin or uneven lips: Enhances lip volume and symmetry, improving overall appearance
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    Lips lacking definition: Provides definition to lips, making them more pronounced
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    Vertical lines on lips: Reduces the appearance of vertical lines, offering a smoother look
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    Scars on lips: Helps conceal lip scars, leading to a more even lip surface
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    Gummy smile: Reduces visibility of gums when smiling, achieving a balanced facial appearance
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    Downturned lips: Lifts the corners of the mouth, providing a youthful and positive expression.

Benefits of Lip Fillers

People choose lip fillers for a myriad of reasons, each contributing to their personal aesthetic journey and well-being. Here’s why many are turning to this popular cosmetic procedure:

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    Boosting Self-Confidence: Lip fillers can significantly enhance one's self-image and confidence by improving the aesthetic appeal of the lips, often leading to a more positive self-perception and greater confidence in social interactions.
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    Achieving a Youthful Appearance: As we age, our lips naturally lose volume and definition. Lip fillers at Nuffield Plastic Surgery are not just about enhancing volume; they're about crafting a natural-looking pout that harmonises with your facial features, preserving and accentuating the youthful contours of your smile.
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    Correcting Asymmetries: Natural asymmetries in lip shape can be finely tuned and balanced with lip fillers, achieving a harmonious and proportionate look that aligns with the individual's aesthetic desires.
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    Addressing Age-Related Volume Loss: Over time, the lips may lose volume due to ageing. Lip fillers offer a solution to restore this volume, providing a rejuvenated appearance while maintaining natural lip movement and expression.
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    Non-Surgical Solution: Unlike many cosmetic procedures, lip fillers don't require surgery. This means no general anaesthesia, no significant downtime, and a relatively painless experience with immediate results.
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    Customisable Results: The versatility of lip fillers allows for tailor-made results. Whether seeking subtle enhancement or a more dramatic change, the procedure can be customised to meet individual preferences and needs.

    By choosing lip fillers, individuals can enjoy these benefits, making it a favoured option for those looking to enhance their appearance in an effective and minimally invasive manner.

Types of Lip Fillers

Temporary Lip Fillers

Temporary lip fillers are designed to enhance lip volume and shape for a limited period, allowing individuals to modify their appearance without long-term commitment.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Fillers: HA fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm, are well-known for their safety and natural results. They work by attracting and retaining water, providing a plump and hydrated look. These fillers are reversible, making them an ideal choice for those looking for flexibility and the option for adjustments or complete reversal. Known for their effectiveness, HA fillers offer lasting but not permanent results.

Collagen Lip Fillers: Previously a standard choice, collagen lip fillers offer a natural enhancement by boosting the lips’ own collagen structure. However, due to their shorter lifespan and potential for allergic reactions, along with advancements in other filler technologies, their popularity has waned.

Russian Lip Fillers: Known for creating a distinct heart-shaped volume distribution, with a focus on the centre of the lips, Russian lip fillers provide a unique and natural appearance that differs from traditional fillers. They offer temporary enhancements, allowing for changes over time.

Permanent Lip Fillers

Permanent lip fillers provide long-lasting lip enhancement and are best suited for individuals looking for a more durable solution.

Permanent Silicone Lip Fillers: These fillers are designed to remain in the lips indefinitely, offering a permanent solution for lip enhancement. However, they come with increased risks, such as the potential for complications and difficulty in removal if required.

Fat Transfer Lip Injections: This procedure involves taking fat from another part of the body and injecting it into the lips. It’s highly biocompatible (not harmful to body tissue) and provides more lasting results compared to other temporary fillers. Additionally, it offers the dual benefit of lip enhancement and body contouring from the area where the fat is harvested.

Dermal Lip Fillers (Permanent Variant): While some dermal fillers are temporary, there are permanent options as well. These fillers, often made from materials like Poly-L-lactic Acid (PLLA) or Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA), provide lasting enhancements and integrate well with the lip tissue, enhancing volume, shape, and structure over a longer term.

Lip Filler Brands

Popular lip filler brands include Restylane and Juvederm, known for their smooth, gel-like textures and long-lasting results. Sculptra and Radiesse are other options, offering unique benefits like stimulating collagen production and immediate volume correction.

1. Restylane

Known for its silky-smooth texture, Restylane is like the perfect brush stroke for fine art. Ideal for those seeking subtle enhancements or targeted wrinkle reduction, this HA filler integrates naturally with your tissue. It’s particularly suitable for individuals with fine lines around the mouth or those looking at natural-looking lip volume. The range of products under Restylane caters to specific needs, whether you’re accentuating your lip border or smoothing smile lines. Its long-lasting results make it a favourite for maintaining elegance with minimal upkeep.

Longevity: Around 6-18 months

2. Juvederm

Renowned for its fluid, gel-like consistency, Juvederm offers a versatile solution for facial aesthetics. It’s the go-to choice for those desiring a fuller, softer pout or a smoother facial contour. Thanks to VYCROSS® technology, Juvederm is exceptionally suited for dynamic areas of the face, providing flexibility and longevity. Whether you’re enhancing your lips, cheeks, or softening nasolabial folds, Juvederm tailors its magic to your features, ensuring satisfaction that endures.

Longevity: About 9 months-2 years

3. Sculptra

Sculptura is the artisan’s choice for deep, structural rejuvenation. Ideal for individuals experiencing volume loss due to ageing or weight loss, it gradually restores the underlying structure of the face. It’s particularly effective for treating deep wrinkles, hollow cheeks, or temples. Sculptra, beyond providing immediate volume, lays the foundation for a more youthful appearance by stimulating your body’s natural collagen production. This not only enhances lip volume but also contributes to the overall health and soft and smooth texture of your lip skin.

Longevity Up to 2 years or more

4. Radiesse

As a robust architect of facial contours, Radiesse is well-suited for those needing more pronounced correction or contouring. It’s particularly effective for deeper wrinkles, marionette lines, and enhancing cheekbones or jawlines. Ideal for individuals seeking immediate correction with the added benefit of long-term collagen stimulation, Radiesse provides a dual-action solution. Its durable structure and biocompatibility make it a reliable choice for sculpting and defining, offering a rejuvenated appearance that compliments your natural features.

Longevity: Around 12-18 months

How Much Lip Filler Will I Need?

Here’s a table presenting estimates of how much lip filler might be needed, based on common aesthetic goals. It’s important to note that these are general estimates and the actual amount can vary based on individual needs and the specific product used. Always consult with a professional for personalised advice. The team at Nuffield Plastic Surgery is more than happy to assist you in that regard.

1. The actual amount required can vary based on individual anatomy, the specific product’s formulation, and the desired outcome.
2. It’s often recommended to start with a conservative amount and add more if needed in subsequent sessions to ensure a natural look.
3. Consultation with a qualified professional is crucial to determine the precise amount needed to achieve your desired results safely and effectively.

Lip Enhancement Options: A Comparison

Please note that individual experiences and results can vary, and it’s essential to consult with a qualified medical professional before deciding on any cosmetic procedure.

Treatments That Complement Lip Fillers

Enhancing your beauty is a nuanced art at Nuffield Plastic Surgery, with lip fillers serving as a key highlight. To complement the plush and symmetrical appearance achieved through lip fillers, we recommend three highly synergistic treatments that cater to a holistic approach to facial rejuvenation:

Botox® Injections: Perfectly complements lip fillers by smoothing out expression lines and wrinkles, particularly those around the mouth and on the forehead. The combination of Botox® injections and lip fillers can lead to a more rested, youthful appearance, enhancing the overall facial harmony.
Profhilo® / Plinest®: These skin bio-remodeling treatments work wonders alongside lip fillers by intensely hydrating the skin and stimulating collagen and elastin production. The result is a firmer, glowing complexion that beautifully frames your newly enhanced lips, ensuring that your skin’s texture and tone are as rejuvenated as your smile.
Face & Body Tightening [Doublo-Gold™ HIFU]: This non-invasive treatment tightens and lifts the skin, complementing the volume added by lip fillers. It targets deeper layers of the skin, promoting collagen production and providing a natural lift. This pairing ensures that not only are your lips fuller, but your entire facial structure is revitalised, offering a comprehensive anti-aging solution.

Lip Fillers Risks

While generally safe, potential risks of lip fillers include mild swelling, bruising, temporary numbness, or redness at the injection site. More serious, albeit rare, complications such as asymmetry, vessel occlusion, and allergic reactions are meticulously guarded against by our highly skilled professionals. We ensure a thorough consultation process and employ advanced techniques to minimise risks, providing you with a secure and reassuring experience as you embark on your aesthetic journey with us.

Lip Fillers Complications

Possible complications, although rare, include infection, allergic reactions, and lumps or irregularities. Choosing a reputable clinic and experienced practitioner minimise these risks.

Lip Fillers Alternatives

For those considering alternatives to lip fillers, options such as lip plumping glosses or certain exercises aimed at strengthening the lip muscles can offer subtle enhancements. Note however that these alternatives may give little or no effect, and last only for a short period of time.

For a more permanent solution, lip implants or a lip fat transfer procedure may be worth exploring. Each alternative comes with its own set of considerations, benefits, and risks, so consulting with a qualified aesthetic or plastic surgeon is crucial to make an informed decision that aligns with your aesthetic goals and lifestyle. Check out the list of available lip-related treatments we carry.

How Much Do Lip Fillers Cost in Singapore?

In Singapore, the cost of lip filler treatments varies, with several factors influencing the final price. Typically, lip filler procedures range from $600 to $1,200 per session. When it comes to achieving natural-looking lip enhancements, it’s essential to prioritise clinics with a proven track record of delivering subtle and beautiful results. While the post discusses various factors affecting the cost of lip fillers, choosing the right clinic, like Nuffield Plastic Surgery, is crucial to ensuring safety and satisfaction Some factors which influence their cost:

  • The number of syringes used for the treatment.
  • The brand of fillers chosen.
  • The experience level of the doctor performing the procedure.
  • The use of specialised tools like micro-cannulas versus sharp needles.

Ready to explore your lip filler options with expert guidance? Contact Nuffield Plastic Surgery today to schedule your personalised consultation and find out more about our competitive pricing and tailored treatment plans.

Are There Subsidies for Lip Fillers in Singapore?

There are no specific subsidies or insurance coverage available in Singapore for cosmetic procedures like lip fillers. Cosmetic treatments, including lip fillers, are generally not covered under standard health insurance plans or government subsidy schemes.

In the case of reconstructive needs, which may arise from medical conditions or injuries, there might be different considerations. For any medical treatments, it’s always advisable to consult with healthcare professionals and check with insurance providers or relevant government agencies regarding the scope of coverage or subsidies.

Why Should I Choose Nuffield Plastic Surgery for Lip Fillers?

Located conveniently along the iconic Orchard Road, Nuffield Plastic Surgery is at the forefront of aesthetic innovation, offering quality lip filler treatments in the heart of Singapore’s most distinguished shopping and lifestyle district.

At Nuffield Plastic Surgery, a premier medical aesthetic clinic in Singapore, we pride ourselves
on our experienced professionals, personalised care, and unwavering commitment to patient safety and satisfaction. Our team of specialists is renowned for their expertise in delivering exceptional results, ensuring that every lip filler procedure is tailored to meet your unique needs and aesthetic goals.

Lip Fillers Singapore: A Quick Summary

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    Treatment Time: Usually under an hour with precise injections tailored for enhancing lip shape and volume.
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    Recommended Interval: Depends on filler type. HA fillers typically require follow-up treatments every 6-18 months for sustained results.
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    Recovery Time: Recovery is swift with minimal downtime. Expect a few days of swelling/bruising, after which normal activities can resume.
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    Ideal For: 1. Those seeking to add volume and symmetry to lips. 2. Individuals wanting to smooth out lip lines and wrinkles. 3. People looking to correct asymmetries or define their lip contours.
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    Benefits and Results: Instant visible enhancement, minimal recovery time, improved lip symmetry, and aesthetic refinement that boosts confidence.
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    Cost: Estimated between S$600 to S$1,200 per session in Singapore, subject to factors like the amount of filler used, the brand of the product, and the expertise of the practitioner.

Medical References

Stojanovič, L., & Majdič, N. (2019). Effectiveness and safety of hyaluronic acid fillers used to enhance overall lip fullness: A systematic review of clinical studies. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 18(2), 436–443.

Votto, S. S., Read-Fuller, A., & Reddy, L. V. (2021). LIP augmentation. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America, 33(2), 185–195.

Wollina, U., & Goldman, A. (2020). Lip enhancement and mouth corner lift with fillers and botulinum toxin A. Dermatologic Therapy, 33(6).

Frequently Asked Questions

Over 2.1 million lip filler procedures were performed by healthcare providers in 2018. As the world warms up towards non-invasive cosmetic procedures, lip fillers have also become popular in Singapore. Their popularity stems from their ability to significantly enhance lip appearance with minimal downtime and immediate results.
Over 2.1 million lip filler procedures were performed by healthcare providers in 2018. As the world warms up towards non-invasive cosmetic procedures, lip fillers have also become popular in Singapore. Their popularity stems from their ability to significantly enhance lip appearance with minimal downtime and immediate results.
No. Lip fillers, particularly those made from Hyaluronic Acid (HA), are not permanent. They are designed to be absorbed naturally by the body over time. The duration of the effect depends on the type of filler used and the individual’s metabolism.
The longevity of lip fillers can vary, usually lasting between 6 to 18 months, depending on factors like filler type, individual metabolism, and the amount used. Some people may experience a faster decrease in effect, possibly due to a quicker metabolism or the initial amount of filler used. It’s essential to discuss expectations and potential follow-up treatments with your doctor, as the body gradually absorbs the filler over time.
Initially, you might feel the filler in your lips as a slight firmness or fullness. However, once settled, fillers typically blend seamlessly with the natural lip tissue, making them less noticeable to the touch.
Yes, certain types of lip fillers, particularly those based on Hyaluronic Acid, can be dissolved completely. This is done using an enzyme called hyaluronidase, which breaks down the filler quickly and safely. This option provides reassurance to those hesitant about the commitment to lip fillers.
A typical lip filler session usually takes about 30 minutes to an hour, including consultation and the actual procedure. The treatment itself is relatively quick, with the injections administered within minutes. While the immediate results are noticeable, full effects may take a few days to settle.
To extend the life of lip fillers, maintain a healthy lifestyle, stay hydrated, use sunscreen, and follow a good skincare routine. Avoiding excessive sun exposure, smoking, and high-intensity workouts immediately after the procedure can also help. Regular follow-up treatments can maintain the desired volume and shape.
When administered by a qualified professional, lip fillers, especially those that are considered ‘natural lip fillers’ due to their biocompatible nature, are generally safe. The most common risks include swelling, bruising, and temporary discomfort. Serious complications are rare but can occur. It’s crucial to discuss your medical history and potential risks with your healthcare provider before the procedure.
The discomfort level during lip filler injections varies. Most patients describe it as a mild to moderate pinching sensation. Many lip fillers contain a numbing agent like lidocaine, and topical numbing creams can also be applied before the procedure to minimise discomfort.
It is generally advised to avoid lip fillers during pregnancy and breastfeeding. There is a lack of research on the effects of fillers on pregnant or breastfeeding women, so it’s better to err on the side of caution and postpone any cosmetic injectables until after this period.
You can eat and drink immediately after lip filler treatments. However, it’s recommended to avoid extremely hot or cold foods and beverages for the first 24 hours. Also, avoid strenuous exercise and alcohol for at least 24 hours.
It’s advisable to wait at least 24 hours before kissing after getting lip fillers. This allows the filler to stabilise and reduces the risk of complications or uneven results. True love can wait 24 hours 🙂
Lip fillers typically do not significantly affect your dental care routine. However, there might be slight adjustments needed initially, such as being cautious when brushing your teeth near the lips to avoid pressure.
Recovery from lip filler treatment is usually quick. Most people can resume their normal activities immediately. Some swelling and bruising are common and can last a few days to a week. Complete settling of the fillers typically occurs within two weeks.
Before getting lip fillers, ask about the practitioner’s qualifications and experience, the type of filler to be used, potential risks and side effects, the expected outcome, aftercare instructions, and the policy on touch-ups or corrections if needed.

Contact your doctor immediately if you experience severe pain, significant swelling beyond the first week, signs of infection (such as fever, excessive redness, or pus), asymmetry that worsens over time, or any other unusual symptoms. Prompt medical evaluation is important in these cases.

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