Lip Augmentation, Why try it and How it works!!
You must have looked at the mirror and thought to yourself, I need fuller lips. And yes, you do and you deserve it too! Everyone wishes to have alluring lips that will leave everyone else wishing they had such lips.
Also having full, plump lips is often considered a sign of good health and youth. Whether you were born with thin lips or your lips are thinning due to the natural aging process, there are many ways to enhance them. Lip injections using natural or synthetic fillers can keep your lips plump for months at a time.
When to Consider Lip Enhancement
Your lips have always been thin and disappear when you smile
As you age, your lips have become thinner and less full.
You feel self-conscious about how your lips look
Having fuller lips will help balance out your face
There are many different options to enlarge or enhance the size and shape of your lips: fat injections, filler injections, dermal grafting, vermillion advancement, lip implants and lip lifting. Injections, grafting, and implants can physically change the plumpness and volume of your lips, while lip lifts and vermillion advancement can change the shape and increase the amount of colored area of your lips.
There are many methods for lip enhancement. Your surgeon will offer you options depending on your aesthetic goals and recovery time frame. It might be appropriate to have two or more of these procedures to achieve the right look for you.
Injections - fat transfer
Injections - fillers
Surgery - dermal graft
Surgery - vermillion advancement
Surgery - lip implant
Surgery - lip lift
Lip augmentation requires the placement of a soft silicone implant. The implant is shaped to provide a natural appearance and available in a variety of sizes. The implant can be removed if necessary. A very small incision is made and the implant is carefully inserted.
People who are bothered by very thin lips can choose surgical vermilion advancement. This procedure involves making a precise incision along the lip vermilion (outer border of the lip), removing a strip of skin above the lip, moving the vermilion upward and outward, and suturing it in place.
Lip lift is one of the most popular lip enhancement surgeries. The goal of this surgery is shorten the upper lip, improve fullness of the upper lip, and increase upper tooth show. As we age, the upper lip will typically lengthen, flatten, and cover the upper lips.
Today the most common lip augmentation procedure involves dermal filler, which is injected into the lips to add extra volume. There are several different treatments available like fat and filler injections.
Inject able fillers are generally the best way to treat superficial lines around the mouth area and increase the volume of the lips. Injections are done in a short clinic visit, and the recovery is fairly quick with only mild redness and bruising.
These fillers gradually dissolving over time, these fillers offer results that last several months. Some people, however, are looking for more permanent lip augmentation and consider fat transfer over filler.
Preparing for lip enhancement procedure
Preparation for lip enhancement will depend on what kind of procedure you and your aesthetic plastic surgeon have agreed upon. Our surgeon will provide thorough preoperative instructions, answer any questions you may have, take a detailed medical history and perform a physical exam to determine your fitness for surgery.
In advance of your procedure, your surgeon will ask you to:
Stop smoking at least six weeks before undergoing surgery to promote better healing.
Regardless of the type of surgery to be performed, hydration is very important before and after surgery for safe recovery.
Avoid taking aspirin, certain anti-inflammatory drugs, and some herbal medications that can cause increased bleeding.
There are several specialists, who can perform lip augmentation, including:
Cosmetic facial surgeons
The most important thing is to find a doctor who is qualified and experienced in giving injections and one whom you trust.