Lip augmentation, also called lip enhancement, is a cosmetic procedure which can give a patient plumper, fuller lips. You are a good candidate for lip augmentation if your lips are thin and unattractive. An injectable dermal filler is used to increase the volume in your lips and improve their shape and structure. The effects of this cosmetic procedure usually last for about 6 months, depending on the lip implants used.
Benefits of Lip Augmentation & Lip Implants
Patients who undertake the lip augmentation procedure will obtain more attractive and sensual lips. An increase in confidence and self-esteem are also added benefits of this procedure. Here are other advantages of lip augmentation:
About The Procedure
The lip augmentation procedure doesn’t take a lot of time to complete. The patient will receive local injections of lidocaine to alleviate the pain sensation which might appear during the procedure. Epinephrine, a known vasoconstrictor, might also be administered to minimize bruising and bleeding. 4 incisions are made on each corner of the mouth for implant insertion. The surgeon might cut and trim the implant after the insertion to obtain the desired aesthetic results. After the incisions are sutured, the mouth area will be cleaned up with anti-microbial solutions.
Lip Augmentation & Lip Implants | FAQ
Where are the incisions made during the lip augmentation procedure?
The surgeon makes the incisions exactly where the lips meet each other and they will heal quickly in most cases. To speed up the healing process, the patient mustn’t touch or pick the areas where the incisions are made.
Is this cosmetic procedure painful?
In most cases, bruising and pain sensations are minimal. Swelling will go away on its own after a week postoperatively. Lips might be sensitive to light and medium pressure for about 3 or 4 weeks.
What should I expect after the surgery?
Patients should expect to feel full-lipped after the lip augmentation surgery. Tenderness and swelling are also common and normal symptoms. The lips might feel numb for a few days and the patient might be prescribed pain relievers. Minimal discomfort when drinking or eating is expected and normal.
How long can the results last?
It depends on the type of fillers used, but as the minimum, you can expect the results to last for 4 to 6 months.
When are the results visible?
Patients will notice the results of this cosmetic procedure immediately. If injectable fillers such as Metacrill or Artecoll have been used, swelling should be expected at first. The injectable fillers will grow in the weeks following the surgery.
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Dr. Robert S. Fischer is a trustworthy cosmetic surgeon with a strong reputation who has already helped many patients achieve fuller, sexier lips. If you want to know more details about this common cosmetic procedure, contact our office and schedule an appointment with Dr. Fischer today.