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Can You Feel Lip Fillers When Kissing?

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Lip fillers are one of the most in-demand cosmetic procedures because it’s a non-surgical way to enhance your lips at a fraction of the cost. But a lot of people aren’t so sure about how this method of lip augmentation will fit into their lives. 

One of the questions we commonly hear at Ethos Spa is: Would my significant other be able to tell I have lip fillers when we’re kissing? The answer depends on the type of filler used. Generally, better quality dermal fillers feel natural even while making-out. Read on to learn the ins-and-outs of kissing with modified lips.

What Kissing with Lip Fillers Feels Like, and Why 

Kissing won’t feel so different, as countless people can attest to. Your enhanced lips will still retain their natural softness and texture, and your partner won’t be able to tell if any work has been done. This is due to the development of improved lip injections. 

In the past, lip augmentation was done using liquid paraffin, silicone, or bovine collagen. 

Now, modern injections of hyaluronic acid (HA) can change the volume, shape, symmetry, and proportions of your mouth based on your desired results. These HA fillers keep the lips feeling natural

What Are HA Fillers? 

Hyaluronic acid is a substance found in your body, in areas such as the joints and the skin. HA attracts water, which is how they can make your lips more plump but still look normal. This is also why HA dermal fillers’ palpability is minimal when compared to lip implants – they are softer and last almost as long. 

Most injections in the market contain HA because it’s the safest option that allows the highest degree of control. Since the doctor has control over how much substance is injected, the additional volume in your mouth can be subtle or more obvious depending on the look you want. 

Kissing Post-Treatment

For the first few days after treatment, the lips may feel firm. Patients who are new to the procedure will feel like their lips are solid to the touch, since it will feel inflated or puffy. Each patient may need time to adjust to their new lips, but they will look and feel natural a couple of days after the injection.

A sign of a good filler is that it is invisible. Quality lip injectables mimic the lips’ texture once they heal. After a few weeks, patients find that they aren’t noticeable at all. Patients will still be able to enjoy the sensations of kissing, and it won’t be different from before. People (including your partner) will also not notice the difference either. 

Tips for Kissing With Lip Fillers 

To fully appreciate your new lips and get them ready for kissing, here are a few tips that can help keep your perfect pout kissable: 

  1. Avoid using straws
  2. Drink plenty of water
  3. Don’t smoke
  4. Apply ice to the treated area
  5. Eat healthy foods and skip spicy, salty, or processed foods
  6. Don’t wear lipstick or other lip cosmetics 

A healthcare professional will advise you avoid making-out for one or two days after treatment, because there will be side effects such as pain, soreness, swelling, tenderness, or bruising. Most patients can kiss with their new lips after a day or two, once the filler has settled in

FAQ on Dermal Fillers and Kissing 

Q: Does it matter which kind of filler was used? 

A: Ideally, you should choose an injection containing hyaluronic acid. Juvederm and Restylane are among the top choices because they are soft gels that integrate with the lip tissue over time. 

Q: Will kissing change the shape of the new mouth?

A: Even the most passionate making-out won’t change the shape of your enhanced lips. To do so requires a level of force not present in kissing or any other sexual activities. Complications will only arise because of improper injection techniques, so make sure to find a board-certified cosmetic surgeon to do this procedure. 

Q: Will kissing hurt after getting dermal fillers? 

A: It would be best not to engage in any kissing immediately after your procedure since it will cause you a lot of discomfort. Your mouth will be treated with numbing cream prior to the injection, but they will hurt after the cream wears off. Swelling, pain, tenderness, or bruising may occur, so it’s best to avoid making-out and other sexual activities until these initial side effects wear off.  

Get Kissable Lips at Ethos Spa 

Ethos Spa is a world-class cosmetic spa, serving countless patients in New York and New Jersey. Our board certified physicians and highly trained staff have performed dermal filler procedures for years, so we are experienced in the process of lip augmentation. 

We take time to consult with our patients to understand exactly the results they wish to achieve. Our goal is to satisfy our patients with exceptional results and an amazing experience. Schedule a free consultation with us today to learn more about dermal fillers and other services. You can also read through our blog for the latest in cosmetics and beauty news. 

Learn more: Can You Get Permanent Lip Augmentation?

Dr. Hardik Soni

MD, Founder/Lead Physician

About Dr. Hardik Soni

Dr. Hardik Soni is the founder and Medical Director of Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness. His primary focus is on minimally invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures including botulinum injection (Botox and Dysport), dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse), laser hair removal, chemical peels, and laser skin rejuvenation. Dr. Soni believes in a more conservative approach and his first goal is education. Clients are able to determine the ideal treatments after discussion with Dr. Soni regarding the expected outcomes, cost, as well as risks.

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