Lip Augmentation / Reduction

Lip Augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that can make your lips look fuller and plumper and bring a sensuous, appealing appearance. Mostly women with thin lips undergo this process to achieve aesthetically ideal lips. Lip Augmentation is ideally performed with lip implants or dermal fillers that can enhance your entire appearance. So whoever is willing to achieve a visually appealing face can undergo a lip enhancement procedure.

Nowadays injectable lip fillers are most extensively used for lip augmentation. There are varieties of dermal fillers that can be used for this purpose around the lips. The most common fillers among all area hyaluronic acid which is a natural substance found in our body and is highly effective in enhancing the volume of the lips. Surgeons preferably use FDA approved lip augmentation products for the method which is the safest method. However, lip augmentation using lip implants are also popular enough.

Candidates for the Procedure?

Any woman who is concerned with thin lips can be considered as the ideal candidate for the procedure. Because lip augmentation is responsible for increasing the volume of the lips and reducing the appearance of lines or any age-related creasing.

Normally adults of any age can undergo this procedure except people under medical considerations. Often patients have an allergic reaction to the fillers used in the lip augmentation procedure which is not considered suitable for the procedure. There are a large variety of dermal fillers available for the procedures but not all are safe options for every person.

Pre-Lip Augmentation Instructions

Prior to the procedure, the surgeons usually provide pre-augmentation instruction which is like:

  • Taking medicines like aspirin, herbs and vitamins should necessarily be stopped weeks before the surgery.
  • Taking food after midnight on the day of the surgery is not at all recommended.
  • On the day of surgery, make sure that you wear a comfortable cloth with no makeup, jewelry or contact lenses.

Lip Augmentation using Fillers

  • Surgeons prefer lip augmentation using fillers as that helps to bring a voluminous appearance. There are also other varieties of lip fillers that surgeons may use such as Bovine-Derived Collagen fillers, human derived collagen fibers, Hyaluronic acid fillers.
  • However, Collagen is one of the most common dermal filler that is used in these days as they last longer and are completely safe.
  • The next most commonly used are Hyaluronic acid fillers that improve the appearance of the lips by adding volume and enhancing the structure of the lips. These fillers exhibit its results for up to six months. There are a large number of hyaluronic acid fillers that are available in the market such as Restylane, Restylane-L and Restylane Silk, Hylaform, Flevess, and Boletero Balance which surgeons may prefer.

Risks and Benefits of Injectable Lip Fillers

Normally the injecting of lip fillers involves least complications and side effects. But the rise of complications highly depends on the ability to heal and recover. There may be overall mild side effects involved in the procedure like redness, bruising, swelling. But these conditions will be resolved after few days of the surgery.

But irrespective of everything dermal fillers can boost up your confidence and enhance your appearance, gives you an appealing and sensuous appearance. The results are long-lasting but will definitely fade with age and other factors like facial features.

Lip Augmentation Using Lip Implants

  • Lip implants provide permanent lip enhancement to the lips and also provides the best results if compared to dermal fillers. The popular lip implants are GORE-TEX, SoftForm, AlloDerm and these three implants can successfully give fuller and shapelier lips. The surgical procedure is simple and may require an hour for the completion of the procedure.
  • The surgeon initiates the procedure by making small incisions in the corners mouth or in other position depending on the type of procedure you are undergoing.
  • A tunnel like structure is being created to accommodate the implant in the lips. The more accurately the tunnel is made, the results will be better and most importantly natural-looking.
  • Finally, after positioning the implants in the lips, the implant is threaded up with lip and trimmed if required. At the end of the procedure, the incisions are sutured.
  • Immediately after the surgery, the candidate may experience pain, bruising and lip tenderness which will gradually go off with time.

Risks and Benefits Involved

Lip Augmentation using lip implants does not include many complications if compared with any other surgeries. But it is imperative to choose the right surgeon for you to undergo this procedure. However, typical side effects may include infection, implant, scarring, and stiffness of the lips. But there is absolutely nothing to worry about as they can be resolved

The main benefit of lip augmentation using implant is that it gives permanent results, especially if compared with the dermal filler injection process.

 

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