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6 Things to Know Before Your Lip Filler Treatment

Lip filler treatments, also known as lip augmentation, are a popular cosmetic procedure that can help enhance the appearance of the lips. Lip fillers are dermal injections that add volume to your lips. At Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery in Knoxville, we specialize in lip filler treatments, providing patients with beautiful results and highest quality care.




Here are six things to know before your lip filler treatment:

1. Types of fillers available

There are different types of fillers available for lip augmentation, such as hyaluronic acid fillers, poly-L-lactic acid fillers, and calcium hydroxyapatite fillers. Each type of filler has its own set of benefits and risks. It is important to consult with a qualified and experienced professional who can help you determine the best course of treatment for your specific goals and needs.

2. Prepare for the procedure

Before the procedure, it is important to properly clean and prepare the lips to minimize the risk of infection. Before your appointment, make sure you follow any instructions, such as avoiding blood-thinning medications, smoking and alcohol. You may also want to take some pain relief medication beforehand to make the procedure more comfortable.

3. Pain and swelling

Lip filler treatments can cause some pain and swelling, but this is typically minimal and can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.

4. Recovery time

The recovery time for lip filler treatments varies depending on the type of filler used and the amount injected. Most patients can return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure, however plan for some downtime after the procedure. You may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort for a few days after the procedure, so it’s important to plan accordingly.

5. Results are not immediate

When you first have lip filler injections, your lips will likely be swollen for around the first 24 hours or so, so your first glance at them won’t reflect how they will eventually look. The results of lip filler treatments are not immediate and can take a few days to a week to fully develop.

6. Touch-up treatments may be necessary

Lip fillers are not permanent and will need to be maintained over time. Dermal fillers generally last around 6-10 months. Touch-up treatments may be necessary to maintain the desired results, as the effects of the filler will eventually dissipate.


Are you’re looking to enhance your lips with a safe and effective lip filler treatment? At Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery in Knoxville, our excellent Nurse Injector, Caity, NP, uses the latest techniques and products to achieve natural-looking results that enhance your unique features.

We prioritize patient safety, comfort, and satisfaction above all else. During your consultation, we will take the time to listen to your goals and concerns, assess your individual needs, and recommend the best course of treatment for you.

To request a complimentary Skin & Laser appointment with Caity, call (865) 306-5680 or book online at: https://www.premiersurgicalplasticsurgery.com/complimentary-skin-laser-consultation/