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Mixing silicone+juvederm??

Old 08-01-2010, 02:36 AM
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Mixing silicone+juvederm??

Hello Ladies,

I have been debating for weeks now what I should do. I got silicone injected in both my bottom and top lips almost a year ago, I love the results and am very happy that I got it done. Recently, I decided that I wanted to add a little more to my top lip, to make my lips look more proportionate. Unfortunately, I lost contact with the lady that injected me, and was recommended by my plastic surgeon to try Juvederm. Do any of you know if this is okay to do? To add Juvederm to previous silicone injections in lips? I want to avoid any possible bad reaction, because silicone is a risky thing to play with.

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Old 08-01-2010, 06:45 AM
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i didnt know it was safe to inject silicone. I would make sure the ps knows you had it done. I have never done lips . I do smile lines . I did a bit of Radisse.but it os too thick for lips.
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Old 08-01-2010, 11:44 AM
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I don't know the answer, but I would recommend that you should obsolutely find that out beforehand. When I broke my nose a few weeks ago, I went to a PS who also does Silicone, as he suggested not to have an operation on my nose, but he can use Silicone to straigten it instead. He also said he could do my lips and around my mouth. He said it is permanant. How permanant is it? Do you really love it, and recommend it. Do you have any pictures I may be able to see???

I know you have to be very experienced to use the Silicone, and not every doctor does it. Where do you live, and maybe I can get a referral from this doctor for you. Maybe you should just add more Silicone and be safe, and it's permanant anyway, right? I am so sorry that the doctor that did you is not available anymore. That is the pitts. In fact, this doctor that I may use, I have to go back to soon, cause he is very experienced, he is one that has been doing it for 25 yrs, and he is like 80 yrs old, and I am afraid he is going to die or something before I get there, LOL!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-01-2010, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by mprs View Post
I don't know the answer, but I would recommend that you should obsolutely find that out beforehand. When I broke my nose a few weeks ago, I went to a PS who also does Silicone, as he suggested not to have an operation on my nose, but he can use Silicone to straigten it instead. He also said he could do my lips and around my mouth. He said it is permanant. How permanant is it? Do you really love it, and recommend it. Do you have any pictures I may be able to see???

I know you have to be very experienced to use the Silicone, and not every doctor does it. Where do you live, and maybe I can get a referral from this doctor for you. Maybe you should just add more Silicone and be safe, and it's permanant anyway, right? I am so sorry that the doctor that did you is not available anymore. That is the pitts. In fact, this doctor that I may use, I have to go back to soon, cause he is very experienced, he is one that has been doing it for 25 yrs, and he is like 80 yrs old, and I am afraid he is going to die or something before I get there, LOL!!!!!!!!!!!
Will your insurance cover the procedure or a potion of it since you broke your nose and it is not for cosmetic reasons? Personally, I would have it operated on if insurance will cover....I would think they would. Also, if the septum is deviated due to the break (not saying it is) eventually your breathing may be affected...the injections only serve as a patch to fix the look rather than a solution IMO.

I have heard of the injections to fix the look of the nose without undergoing surgery...I kind of want to do it but I do have a deviated septum and it affects my breathing. I have to get my records sent to me so I can have it looked at by other PS where I now live to see if they will cover it.

OP, as for the lips being injected with another filler when you already have SIL in your lips...I would talk to more than one PS or individual that works with silicone injections to ask their opinion. I would want to be certain mixing is ok and I would want more than one PS or injector verifying that.

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Envyme, I did go to the Emergency Room where they confirmed it was definetely broken, and then a follow up with a ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist, who also does Plastic Surgery. He asks you questions at the initial consult, and as long as you say yes, yes, yes, like "are you having trouble breathing", and I say 'YES', and he has that on record, the insurance will take care of it, along with the plastic surgery part since they have to operate anyway. I am not quite sure how much of it my insurance will pay, my husband just switched insurance policy's, so I will have to look into it.

I do not have any obstruction, I can breath fine, my nose just shifted to one side, and I have a bump on it, so it looks crooked. The plastic surgeon who has been doing this for many years, (he's like a breast revision specialist), said he would not recommend an operation, he feels that he can fix it with the Silicone and it will be just fine. I have just undergone 4 breast operations in under a year and a half, ALL due to complications, and serious infections (MRSA, Hematoma,Seroma) so I am very hesitant to be operated on again.

Although, I was still swollen when I went to the second doctor, and he did not quite see the bumb yet, so I am going to go back to him next week (my relatives are coming down from another state this week), and I want him to re-evaluate it. I am really hoping he can do the Silicone.

I highly doubt the Silicone will be covered under the insurance since it is ONLY for cosmetic reasons, but it will between $500-$1000, and I will probably have to pay even more than that even if the insurance pays for most of the operation, plus the trama.
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I hope you didn't take my post the wrong way and think I was trying to be rude

Sounds like you have done your research...and I totally agree that another surgery may not be ideal at this time. Sounds like you have been through a lot already with your BA and all. $500-$1000 isn't bad at all esp if it's a permanent solution.

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Old 08-01-2010, 07:22 PM
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Of course I didnt think you were being rude. I was just giving you the facts too sweetie. That's what we are here for, to help eachother. I was just giving you some feedback as to what was going on. THANX!
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juvederm vs restylane

Which is better or is there even a difference im interested in ehancing my lips before getting BA, how long does it actually last and how much
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You can inject Juvederm into lips that have previously been injected with silicone. You CANNOT however inject lips that have silicone implants in them (except the border along the pink/white).
I have injected Juvederm into lips that have silicone gel in them. The results look great (as long as the silicone was done well) and haven't had any issues with that.
Juvederm lasts about 9-12 months. Silicone is permanent so if you go that route make sure that the person injecting you is HIGHLY experienced in using that type of product!!!
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Old 09-15-2010, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by justright View Post
You can inject Juvederm into lips that have previously been injected with silicone. You CANNOT however inject lips that have silicone implants in them (except the border along the pink/white).
I have injected Juvederm into lips that have silicone gel in them. The results look great (as long as the silicone was done well) and haven't had any issues with that.
Juvederm lasts about 9-12 months. Silicone is permanent so if you go that route make sure that the person injecting you is HIGHLY experienced in using that type of product!!!


thank you SO much hun!! Im gonna go get the juvederm done
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