What To Do When Lip Injections Go Wrong?

    If there’s one cosmetic procedure that experienced a boom in recent years, it’s lip injections. Kylie Jenner kicked off the trend by flaunting her use of cosmetic surgery on Instagram and using them to give her the trademark look copied by Instagram influencers around the world. These days, having a perfectly full pout is more important than ever. 

    You might have been one of the thousands of people who chose to follow Kylie’s footsteps. You might have saved up the money, searched up cosmetic surgeons, and booked your own lip injection session. You might have experienced the thrill of knowing that you would have a sexy pout in minutes. And, maybe, you might have been ready to take your first selfie. 

    But, something went wrong. 

    Maybe you hired a professional who wasn’t experienced. Maybe they were experienced, but an accident happened. Whatever the reason, you quickly realized that the injections you longed for were botched. To your horror, you look in the mirror and start to wonder what you can do to reverse the damage.

    Though it’s rare, botched lip injections do happen. They can even happen at the hands of top surgeons. Dr. Philip J. Miller is a facial plastic surgeon who has seen patients seek help with this issue at his NYC office. As a rhinoplasty expert who also deals with revision surgery corrections, he’s seen enough of these type of cases to realize that it’s becoming an increasingly common issue.

    “Due to the sheer number of people who are getting lip injections, it’s only normal to expect the number of botched injections increase,” he explained. “My advice to anyone who has this issue occur is to talk to a plastic surgeon about your options.”

    Three Common Fixes

    Currently, there are three relatively common ways that people deal with botched lip injections. The most common methods people use to overcome a bad injection set are all relatively simple and (somewhat) depend on the type of complication that you’re dealing with. 

    Waiting It Out

    It’s important to remember that most lip injections aren’t permanent. Lip injections performed with dermal fillers only last for up to a year, and have to be maintained in order to keep their look. Since dermal fillers eventually dissolve, some people just choose to wait it out. 

    The problem with this is that you have to live with the botched look for months. Dr. Miller noted that this isn’t really necessary, since there are ways to correct botched injections that are both easy and affordable. 

    Evening It Out

    If the complication deals with uneven lips, there’s a fairly simple fix you can choose to do. A quick trip to get injections that will even out the appearance of your injection could work wonders. It also would be a more affordable option, all things considered.

    That being said, there’s only so many ways this can work out. This technique works best for cases where the injections are subtle and where there were no physical reactions involving the enhancements. 

    A Redo

    Redoing your lip injections is also an option, particularly if you have injections that are based on Hyaluronic Acid. HLA injections can be fixed by injecting a dissolving solution that removes the binds from the fillers. Once the original injections are dissolved, a qualified specialist can redo the injections for a better result. 

    More Difficult Procedures

    Not all lip injections are the same, and Dr. Miller was quick to point that out. Some may need extra work in order to be fixed, but for the most part, all botched injections can be redone. The only way to make a great plan to fix your lips is to reach out to a surgeon as soon as you notice something awry.

    Dr. Miller is a Facial Plastic Surgeon out of NYC.  To learn more about lip injections, check out his website: https://DrPhilipMiller.com


    • Ossiana has been an avid food fan since she was little; because of her ethnic background, her parents often exposed her to more exotic foods than normal. Luckily for her, she was raised "down the shore," where restaurants full of delicious ethnic cuisine are as plentiful as seashells on the local beaches! Although her "regular" scholastic background focuses on the sciences and computing, all her extra time is usually spent finding the perfect meal at or near the Jersey Shore.

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