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    Lipaugmentation & Reduction

    Why lip augmentation is indicated ?

    Full, sensual lips are considered as an aesthetically ideal lip. Those who have thin lips can especially benefit from lip enhancement. Lip augmentation with lip implants or dermal fillers plumps up lips and enhances the look of the entire face. Recovery time after a lip augmentation procedure is short and makes the face more visually appealing.

    Who are the ideal candidates for lip augmentation ?

    Thin lips are a concern for many women. Lip augmentation can increase lip volume and reduce the appearance of lipstick lines by filling age-related creasing along the lip border.

    • Adults of any age with naturally thin lips
    • Age-related decrease in lip volume
    • Physically healthy and have reasonable expectations about the outcome.

    What are the risks of lip augmentation?

    Permanent filler:

    Risk with permanent lip augmentation includes implant rejection, infection, implant migration, scarring, and stiffness of the lips, allergy to implant material, anaesthesia risk.

    Temporary fillers:

    They have milder side effects like redness, bruising, swelling, minor discomfort, tenderness, and infection. With gentle care, these symptoms can be minimized, and should settle within few days. There may be an allergic reaction to the animal-derived lip fillers, though this is very rare.

    Fat transfer:

    Although fat transfer is a safe procedure but swelling, bruising, infection, bleeding and mild discomfort can happen, and it can be managed conservatively.

    How does permanent Lip implant works ?

    The main benefit of permanent lip augmentation is implied in the name: this method provides longer-lasting results than temporary fillers, which are eventually absorbed into the body.

    Permanent lip implant like Alloderm, Gore-Tex give lip augmentation with more refined results than dermal lip fillers, making them a good option for individuals with thin lips.

    What is done in lip augmentation with implant procedure ?

    Lip implant surgery is relatively simple and usually takes about an hour to complete. The surgeon will first make small incisions in the lip corner then create a thin tunnel to accommodate the implant. After implant insertion, incision is closed and gives natural-looking result.

    How lip augmentation with temporary / injectable fillers done ?

    Lip augmentation with injectable lip fillers provides pleasing results in less than 30 minutes. Anesthesia is not necessary for the procedure because usually the filler come with local anesthetic mix in it. The results with injectable lip fillers are temporary because the body eventually breaks down and absorbs the filler so it stays for generally four to six months. The temporary fillers are either collagen based or hyaluronic acid based.

    The main benefit of injectable lip fillers is the increased confidence in patients in their appearance. Lip fillers restore the plump, sensuous look that is lost with age, and are long-lasting. Fuller lips can also add more balance to a person’s facial features.

    What is lip augmentation with fat transfer ?

    Lip augmentation with fat transfer is indicated in those who desire fuller, plumper lips but are reluctant to inject foreign materials into their body.

    Lip augmentation with fat transfer involves removing fat from one area of the body and injecting it into the lips. During fat transfer, only the body’s natural tissue is used, so rejection or allergic reaction rarely occurs. After the procedure, patients are left with soft, natural-feeling results that last from six months to more than a year.

    How is lip augmentation procedure recovery ?

    The lip augmentation procedure with injectable fillers is less invasive and less down time than fat transfer with liposuction and placement of lip implants.

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