Will Your Lips Deflate When You Stop Using Fillers?

Some women are under the impression that, should they discontinue using hyaluronic- or collagen-based injectables to plump their pout, their lips will deflate or sag once the filler wears off. This, however, is not true.

Fillers do not damage the existing tissue; they simply add volume by allowing the material injected to be interspersed among the fibers and cells already there. As fillers gradually disappear, lip volume returns to its previous condition, but not less voluminous.

Keep in mind that lips get a little thinner with age, so if you do volume-enhancing treatments for quite a while and then quit, you're going to see the change that would have occurred over time.

Also consider that you may have forgotten just how thin your lips actually were before treatment.

3 Comments
  • Anonymous
    Posted on

    I had lift filler for several years and stopped a year ago. They have gone back and worse, they droop

  • My opinion
    Posted on

    I disagree. I've had fillers in my lips (less than 1cc) three times now. The last time I had it done the doctor injected at my lip line. Ever since it wore off my lips sag horribly!

  • inthemood
    Posted on

    I agree with the article - I had filler done in my lips over a year ago - I think the filler is gone but my lips did not sag or deflate - they don't look any different from the time before I had the filler injected.

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