How Long Does Lip Filler Swelling Last?


Lip fillers have become a popular cosmetic procedure for enhancing lip volume and achieving a more defined lip contour. However, like with any cosmetic injectable, swelling is a common side effect. Many clients wonder, “How long does lip filler swelling last?” Understanding the typical timeline and how to manage swelling can help ease any concerns and ensure a smoother recovery process.

The Swelling Timeline

Immediate After Treatment

Swelling is most pronounced immediately after the treatment and during the first 24 hours. This is a normal response as the body reacts to the filler material and the injection process.

Peak Swelling

For most individuals, swelling peaks within the first 48 hours post-treatment. During this time, lips may appear significantly more volumised than expected, which is a temporary effect of the swelling.

Subsiding Swelling

Swelling generally starts to subside after the first few days. By the end of the first week, most of the significant swelling will have diminished, and the lips will begin to settle into their new shape.

Full Recovery

While the majority of swelling decreases within the first week, it can take up to two weeks for all swelling to resolve completely. It’s important to wait until this period has passed to see the final results of your lip filler treatment.

Tips for Managing Swelling

  • Ice Packs: Gently applying ice packs to the lips can help reduce swelling. Be sure to wrap the ice pack in a clean cloth to avoid direct contact with the skin.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drinking plenty of water helps the body heal and can reduce swelling.
  • Elevate Your Head: Sleeping with your head elevated can help minimise swelling overnight.
  • Avoid Heat: High temperatures can exacerbate swelling. Avoid hot environments and direct sunlight.
  • Follow Aftercare Instructions: Your practitioner will provide specific aftercare instructions. Adhering to these can aid in a quicker recovery.


While swelling is a common and expected side effect of lip filler treatment, it typically lasts no longer than two weeks, with the most significant swelling subsiding within the first few days. Understanding this timeline can help set realistic expectations and ease any concerns about the recovery process. At Immaculate Touch, we’re dedicated to ensuring you feel supported and informed throughout your lip filler journey. If you have any questions or concerns about swelling or aftercare, we’re here to help.

Ready for Beautiful, Swell-Free Lips?

If you’re considering lip fillers or have questions about managing swelling post-treatment, Immaculate Touch is here to guide you. Our expertise ensures not just stunning results but also a comfortable recovery process.

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Embrace the journey to fuller, beautifully contoured lips with minimal downtime. Contact us to schedule your consultation and discover how we can enhance your natural beauty, while addressing all your post-treatment concerns, including how long lip filler swelling lasts.

Further Reading

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