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Lip Filler Migration Causes & Prevention

Lip filler migration is one of the unwanted side effects that occur after lip filler. The cause of this complication, which creates a “duck lip” appearance on the lips, depends on multiple factors. According to experts, some of the causes of filler migration are the selection of fillers that are not suitable for lip anatomy, incorrect injection technique and injecting a large amount of filler.

Why Does Filler Migration Occur?

In the aesthetic industry, filler migration or filler shift is the unintentional movement or spreading of the lip filler from its place. If your lip filler has migrated, there will be a significant change in your lip shape. The appearance of lip migration can be manifested in many ways, from the appearance of a puffy upper lip to the indistinct line between the top or bottom of the lip border. There may also be lumps and bumps on the inside of the lips that cause deformities and prevent the lips from closing.

How Does Lip Migration Occur?

Lip migration may occur for many reasons. Before having lip filler, it is important to pay attention to who and where you will have it done. In the rest of the article, there are some recommendations on how lip migration can occur and how to prevent this situation. So let’s see what these are.

1. Research Aesthetic Practitioner Well

One of the most important issues to be considered before having lip filler is the choice of practitioner. The quality of the preferred clinic is as important as the choice of a good practitioner. Since lip filling is a very popular application today, many aesthetic clinics have emerged. However, it is not so easy to find a quality clinic. It is very important for the quality of the service you receive that the employees in the clinic are professional and experienced in their field.
The reason for the filling shift may be due to the incorrect injection of the practitioner who performs the lip filler. For this reason, choosing a well-trained practitioner will prevent the filling from moving to a different location. For this reason, it is very important to choose a licensed and reliable practitioner with a proven track record in aesthetics and fillers. As a result of careful research, it would be best for you to have lip fillers in a well-known clinic.

2. Make sure the practitioner uses reliable equipment

With the increase in aesthetic treatments, aesthetic centers where procedures such as lip filling are performed have gradually increased. With the increase in such clinics, it has increased the value of reliable and proven clinics and practitioners in performing sensitive procedures such as lip augmentation.
When you are going to have aesthetics, do not hesitate to ask about the content of the filler used by the practitioners in the clinic you apply to. Because the results and effects of the filling may vary from person to person. Make sure that the practitioner injects you with the right filler. One of the most important items is that the product used is reversible. Many practitioners still use ingredients that are difficult to reversible and insoluble. The best safe ingredients for lip fillers are soluble fillers. These are usually hyaluronic based products. Also used products include Juvederm, Restylane and Teoxane.

3. Make Sure You Get the Right Amount of Filler

Lip filler migration usually occurs as a result of injecting too much filler into the lip area. When injecting the filler, the filler should be applied to the entire lips in a controlled manner to achieve the desired appearance. In addition, the practitioner should have a clear idea of how much filler will be applied to the patient’s lips. Since bleeding may occur when too much filler is injected into a certain area, it is very important to inform your practitioner about this issue if you have had fillers before.
This is a necessary step to prevent filling migration and to ensure that the correct amount of filler is used. An overfilled lip can cause discomfort and pain due to the bruising effect. It can also cause your lips to lose color. Therefore, a good practitioner will make sure that the amount is not too much.

4. Pay Attention to Post-Filling Care

Filling migration does not only occur after malpractice by an inexperienced practitioner. Filling migration can also occur because the patient does not follow the correct post-procedure care. When you have your lip filler, your practitioner will talk about the basic issues you need to follow regarding aftercare. You should make sure that your lips are completely healed by paying attention to the precautions you should follow after the procedure. This will prevent any complications that may arise due to aftercare.

Will Filling Migration Go Away on Its Own?

In theory, this may be possible, but in reality, the situation is more complicated than it seems. When fillers are injected, an enzyme called hyaluronidase is injected. Since hyaluronidase is a naturally occurring substance in your body, the filler can dissolve on its own. If filler migration occurs and the dermal filler shifts to the wrong part of your lips, it may take several months or 1 year to get a clear lip border again. Therefore, in some cases, it is necessary to dissolve the previous injected filler before injecting more lip fillers. In Turkey, aesthetic practitioners who inject fillers are performed by health graduates. The risk of filler migration is minimized in filling procedures performed by trained professionals.In addition, a full or partial filler dissolution procedure will be safer and can provide better results without the risk of further filler migration.

Can You Have More Lip Fillers Even If You Have Lip Migration?

If you have filling migration, it is possible to have more filling, but you may not get the image you want. For the problem of lip migration, it is first necessary to determine where the dissolution will take place partially or completely. The dissolution of fillers usually takes place between 3-4 days after the procedure. Since the desired result cannot always be achieved in one session, it is useful to check your filler after it has dissolved. Sometimes 2 or 3 sessions of treatment are needed to achieve a successful result. Therefore, it is useful to discuss the latest status of the filling with your practitioner.

How long should I wait for more fillers?

One of the frequently asked questions about lip augmentation is how long should you wait to have more fillers. Some people may say that 2 weeks is the minimum time to wait for your lip filler to dissolve before having a new filler. However, in reality, you need to wait longer for better filler results. It is healthier to wait 3-4 weeks or even up to 6 months for the lip filler migration to dissolve before having a new lip filler. Most people can expect to wait between 4-6 weeks to achieve the desired result. However, as always, individual differences and situations should be evaluated and examined in consultation with your practitioner.