Lip augmentation procedures increase the size of the lips to make fuller and more attractive. Enlarging the lips may be accomplished with surgery or by injecting the lip with a soft tissue filler Juvederm Ultra , Surgiderm , Stylage , Restilyne or injection of body fat. The fillers can be injected in an office procedure to give a fuller look to the vermilion, which is the visible pink portion of the lips. You may resume normal activities immediately. Soft tissue fillers usually require repeated injections.
You and your surgeon will choose the ideal lip augmentation procedure for you.
Who is a good candidate for a lip augmentation?
Woman of all ages. Whether you have always had thin lips, or you want to return your lips to the shape and fullness had when you were younger. A lip augmentation procedure may provide you a more pronounced mouth and can open up new possibilities you to change your appearance and self-image.
What is a filling material?
Filling material Juvederm Ultra , Surgiderm , Stylage , Restilyne is a crystal-clear, non animal, biodegradable gel based on a natural substance, called hyaluronic acid. The hyaluronic acid is naturally present in the body. Hyaluronic acid material result is instantaneous and produces a long lasting natural enhancement. It gives natural volume and enlarged your lips.
There is no risk of allergic reaction if you are sensitive to common foods, such as beef, chicken and eggs. Unlike some other injectable products for wrinkle treatment and lip enhancement – for example collagen is made from cow hide.
What is body fat injection?
The surgery may take one to two hours and is performed under anesthesia. The concept is simple and convincing at the same time: the fat is drawn off from those parts of body there plenty of fat has accumulated and used to enlarge small lips.
The patient can leave the clinic immediately after operation and no dressing is required. The skin around the injection site will swell, for which an ice compress the appropriate remedy in many cases.
The body fat will be partly decomposed by the body. For this reason the treatment must be repeated after some time. Between 50% and 80% of implanted body fat will, however, survive permanently under all circumstances.
What will happen during surgery?
A surgery correction of the lip - V-Y lip augmentation is performed under anesthesia. The operation may take one to two hours. This technique utilizes your own lip tissue to increase the size of the vermilion. Incisions are made in the inner aspect of the lip and the inner lip lining elevated. The elevated lining is reshaped to enhance the lip contour and then reattached to the lip. You will see a large amount of swelling of the lip, which could be pronounced for two weeks, improving and gradually decreasing each day. You are able to return to your daily activities within 7 to 10 days.
The decision on when to return to work and normal activities depends on how fast you heal and how you feel. Sports should be avoided for four weeks.
Are there risks involved?
While all surgery carries some risk and plastic surgery is no exception. Serious complications are infrequent when the lip augmentation is performed by qualified plastic surgeon. Risk of complications can be minimized by closely adhering to your surgeon’s advice on follow-up care.