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Lip Filler Migration: Causes & Prevention

Lip filler migration occurs when the specialist uses the same technique for every client, creates too many closely spaced punctures, and more. Don't freak out if this happens. It's nothing too hard to handle.
Lip Filler Migration: Causes & Prevention

Lip filler augmentation is a hot trend in cosmetic procedures, known for giving that perfect, natural plumpness and defined shape. When done right, it can really amp up your lip game, making it look irresistibly fuller. But remember, fillers are foreign substances to our bodies, and that comes with its own set of risks. A typical issue is lip filler migration – that's when the filler decides to wander off from where it was originally placed. Keep reading, as I'm about to unpack everything you need to know about managing this condition.

How Does Lip Filler Migration Look?

Lip filler migration isn't always immediate; sometimes, it sneaks up on you, showing up weeks, months, or even years after the procedure. It can shift up, down, or even bulge out, leading to an unusual thickening of the area. One of the most common scenarios is when the filler decides to go beyond the upper lip's natural boundary, creating that not-so-coveted 'mustache' effect or the infamous duck lip look.

What Causes Lip Filler Migration?

The Same Technique for Every Client

Our lips are as unique as we are, with different shapes and sizes, so there's no one-size-fits-all technique for lip fillers. It's an art form, really, where the injector needs to view the lips in harmony with the entire face.

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