Why are my Lips Lumpy After Fillers?

Normal Lumpiness after Filler

I the majority of cases, lumpiness after filler is completely normal.

There can be a few reasons why we experience lumpiness post filler, but rest assured in most cases it is totally normal and is a short term problem that will usually resolve within 2-4 weeks!

Primarily it can be lumpiness from filler, the product takes time to integrate with the natural lip.

If it is really bothering you, you can give a light massage in the shower! The warmth of the shower will make the little lumps more  malleable. Don’t forget that your lips are also swollen so these little lumps and bumps can feel much bigger. 

Bruising can also cause some short term lumpiness, especially if there were multiple puctures with a needle for the treatment.  These will usually subside within To help reduce any bruising its important to ice your lips a few times a day within the first 72 hours. 

White lumps- lips (Fordyce spots)

Fordyce Spots
Fordyce Spots

Fordyce spots are enlarged or visible oil glands that are present on most people and commonly found on or around the lips. Sometimes these little spots can become more pronounced post lip filler as they expand and ‘pop’ out more. Filler doesn’t create these spots, it can just make them more noticeable. 

As the filler swelling and filler fades they generally return back to their normal size.

Prolonged lumpiness after filler

Lip lumps from filler
Lip lumps from filler

If at 4 weeks after filler you still have visible lumpiness from the filler, then you will need to address it with your injector, who may recommend one of the following or a combination of the following:

  • Manual extraction
  • Massage
  • Filler dissolving injections

Lumpiness associated with an infection

If there is a nodule or lump that is increasing in infective signs and symptoms, you will need to see you injector urgently.

By far the most common infection after lip filler is herpes. Bacterial infections are very rare.

Any infective signs and symptoms need to be followed up at your clinic. These include:

  • Redness
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Heat
  • Lumpiness /nodule
  • Pain
  • Pus

Ultrasound after lip filler

Ultrasound may be used after lip filler at your review.

For any concerns relating to lumpiness after fillers, The Manse patients, please call us on 93315005.