We often get asked by patients – when can I use a straw after lip filler?
Dr. Soni recommends avoiding straws for at least 2 weeks after lip injections.
Using a straw too soon creates suction that can displace the filler material and cause uneven results.
When injecting dermal fillers into the lips, Dr. Soni meticulously maps out the vermillion border and cupid’s bow to achieve beautiful, natural-looking augmentation.
The filler adds volume by creating a lattice network underneath the thin lip tissue. This supports the shape of the lips.
Inserting anything that creates suction pressure like a straw, smoking apparatus or wind instrument right after lip injections can potentially pull on this delicate filler network and cause distortion.
At our clinic, Dr. Soni uses advanced techniques to minimize swelling, bruising and discomfort during the lip filler procedure. However, some swelling and tenderness is normal and expected afterwards as the tissues heal.
Wait a minimum of 14 days after getting lip fillers before attempting to drink from a straw again. This allows time for swelling to resolve and the filler to properly integrate.
Yes, drinking from a cup is fine after getting lip fillers. Avoid creating suction pressure on the lips by tightly pursing them on the cup rim. Use caution and care not to cause discomfort.
After lip fillers, we recommend icing the area and keeping the lips moisturized with a gentle lip balm. Take care not to “purse” your lips tightly together for about 48 hours post-treatment.
When drinking and eating, use a cup and utensils. Do not smoke or chew gum. Limit alcohol intake. Abstain from saunas, steam rooms and extreme heat. Avoid strenuous exercise and blood thinners. Once healed, apply SPF 30 or higher before sun exposure.
No. Even careful, light suction from a straw could displace the filler material and disturb healing injection sites in the vulnerable lip tissue. Avoid straws for 2 weeks.
Schedule non-invasive lip filler maintenance every 6 to 12 months. Let our medical team know if you experience abnormal swelling, tenderness, redness or hardness that persists longer than expected.
Avoid manipulating or massaging the area during the first 2 weeks while the filler material integrates with your facial structure.
Wait a full 14 days after your lip filler procedure before attempting to drink from a straw again. This allows time for swelling to resolve completely.
With Dr. Soni’s artistic skill and precision technique, your lips will look spectacular. We cannot wait for you to see your refreshed, voluminous pout.
However, patience during the initial recovery period is important. Hold off on using drinking straws and other devices that create suction on the lips until at least 14 days post-procedure.
Take good care of your investment and avoid activities that could displace the filler material before it has integrated properly.
We are always happy to answer your questions and discuss proper aftercare for optimal results from your lip enhancement. Contact our office today to schedule your lip filler appointment with Ethos Aesthetics & Wellness.
No, you should avoid using straws for at least 2 weeks after getting lip filler injections to prevent displacement of the filler material. The suction can distort the results.
The suction pressure can potentially displace and distort the filler material before it has fully settled into position in the delicate lip tissue. This can lead to uneven results.
It is inadvisable to use a straw for at least the first 2 weeks after lip filler injections. The suction places pressure on the healing injection sites. This may hurt and alter your results.
The suction pressure could potentially pull on and shift the newly injected filler material. This risks migration and uneven placement, negatively impacting your results.
No. Do not attempt to drink through a straw for at least 2 weeks post-lip fillers. Use cups and utensils to avoid suction pressure on healing tissues.
Wait 14 days after your lip filler treatment before drinking from a straw again. This gives time for swelling to go down and the filler to properly integrate.
Yes, drink from a cup without tightly pursing your lips on the rim. Use a spoon for smoothies. Avoid any suction on the lips during the first 14 days after injections.