- A TikTok user said she got her lip filler dissolved after she noticed uneven bumps.
- She said the process was painful and caused her lips to turn blue for days.
- The procedure can be painful and cause intense swelling because of the high number of nerve endings located in the lips, Dr. Olivier Branford said.
A woman shared how her lip fillers temporarily went from bad to worse after she went in for a procedure to get them dissolved.
Kornelija Slunjski, also known as @KokoBeaute on TikTok, told her 90,000 followers she wanted to get her fillers dissolved after noticing the lumps and bumps across her top lip. She said her filler had migrated beyond the boundaries of her lips, giving them an uneven appearance.
“I got my filler dissolved simple because I was not happy with how they looked,” Slunjski said.
Lip fillers can naturally dissolve on their own after six months to a year. If someone is unhappy with the results of their fillers or just wants them gone, medical providers can dissolve them by injecting hyaluronidase treatment into the lips.
Dr. Olivier Branford, Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the Cadogan Clinic, told Glamour the procedure can be painful and cause intense swelling because of the high number of nerve endings located in the lips. Typically, numbing cream is applied to the lips before the treatment to reduce the pain during the 10-minute process.
A day after getting her fillers dissolved, Slunjski said her lips turned blue from the bruising caused by the procedure.
“The process is as painful as it looks, but I did some research so I knew what to expect,” Slunjski told her followers. “This looks horrible.”
On day three, Slunjski said her lips were relatively pain-free and far less blue. While the procedure was painful, Slunjski told her followers it was important for her to be an example and get the fillers corrected.
“The whole process was a little traumatic, but if you’re not happy with your lip fillers, you have to get them dissolved,” she said.