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Is a hard lump after filler in the lips a concern?

Is a hard lump after filler in the lips a concern? I had filler done to my lips. It looked great at first, with minimal bruising and swelling, perfectly even and symmetrical. I have this hard lump on my top lip that developed a few days ago I also feel it inside my mouth. It shows when I smile with my teeth. Do I still have any shot that this is part of the healing process or am I screwed and need to dissolve this and get it redone. Also, the lump has like a pearly bluish tint to it if I pull the skin back. Help!

Small lumps following injection with lip fillers that don’t resolve with massage can be dissolved if they are of concern to you. Your injector should be able to dissolve just the lump, leaving the rest of your lips and filler alone. The blue-tint is called the “Tyndall Effect” and is common when filler is very close to the skin.

I’ve also written a simple but complete guide to lip fillers aftercare for some more tips and other things to expect.