Lip augmentation is a kind of cosmetic surgery that aims to enhance lip volume through filling up the lip with lip fillers like fat, hyaluronic acid or synthetic implants. Lip augmentation can be performed on the lips, chin and cheeks. The lips are typically injected with a variety of lip fillers. The most popular ones are hyaluronic acid and collagen. There are some risks associated with this kind of cosmetic surgery.
There are great care and safety of the procedure but there are also certain complications that can arise because of it. There are several risks involved in the surgery. The most common one is that there can be swelling at the injection site after the injections. Some patients experience facial asymmetry after injections. This is because of the positioning of the lip filler injections.
In general, the fillers last from six months to one year. But because the procedure is performed on the lips, they may not return to their original size after some time. During the consultation, the plastic surgeon should determine your lip filler’s likely size, shape and longevity. So your doctor will also consider any changes that may occur after your lip filler injections.
But before the doctor makes his recommendation, he will evaluate the condition of your lips. He will also consider your goals for your lip filler. Your doctor will take into consideration your skin tone, the color of your teeth, your chin size, the position of your lips, any facial asymmetry, age and your body type. If you smoke, your lip filler will most likely be contoured to your lower lips. If you have a pronounced under-bite or an excessive fat under the lip, then you may not want to get lip filler at all.
In the case of lip injections, the procedure is usually carried out under anesthesia. Your general anesthesia will make you feel sleepy so you can’t struggle or fight with the needle during the procedure. Your recovery will take only about an hour or so. But if you had dermal fillers, you will have to spend two days in the hospital and you cannot drive or operate any kind of machinery for two weeks.
The results are permanent, so you don’t have to worry about them fading. In fact, they will become more firm as you age, but this does not mean that they will not look good on you at all. Actually, many people prefer lip fillers over laser treatments because they don’t involve any pain or downtime. They don’t irritate the skin, and they work quickly. This means that you can get your smile looking better in just a few weeks.
Before you decide which procedure you want, you should visit your doctor and ask for a consultation. He or she will be able to evaluate your skin and your body type to determine which lip filler will work best for you. You may be asked to come back several times before making a final decision, and your doctor will be evaluating your lips as well as your overall health to make a determination. In general, the more collagen and elastin you have in your skin, the more likely you will be able to get the desired results from the procedure. But if you happen to be deficient in one of these tissues, the procedure may not work for you.
So, it’s really important for you to go into your appointment with your doctor prepared. You’ll need information about your skin type and your body’s natural production of collagen and elastin. You’ll also need to share with your doctor about your plans about what you’d like to do with your new lips, how often you want to return for the filler injections, and when you’d like to remove them. Also, your doctor will want to check your blood pressure and perform an exam so that he can make sure your body isn’t having any adverse reactions to the procedure.