Lip Augmentation Before And After
Lip augmentation/enhancement is a type of cosmetic surgery that aims to improve the appearance of the lips by increasing their fullness through Lip enlargement. Lip augmentation enhances the contour and fullness of lips for a younger, healthier appearance.
Lip Augmentation Before And After
The colored portion of the lips thins out and the arch of the upper lip (cupid's bow) flattens. This problem is especially noticeable in women with naturally thin lips. Lip augmentation is appropriate for patients who wish to enhance the lips they areborn with and for patients who wish to restore the lips aging takes away.
Full lips with an accentuated border have often been associated with beauty and youth. It has been suggested that this is because the lips occupy both sides of the face and, with the smile, constitute a major focal point of overall facial beauty.
Lip augmentation/enhancement is Often performed in combination with other cosmetic procedures, such as a facelift, brow lift, rhinoplasty, and chin implant or cheek implant, lip augmentation is meant to provide overall balance for a rejuvenated facial appearance.
Whether you have always had thin lips, or you want to return your lips to the shape and fullness they had when you were younger, a lip augmentation procedure may provide you with the look you want. If you are dissatisfied or self-conscious about your lips, this surgery can open up new possibilities for you to change your appearance and self-image.
The best candidates for lip augmentation?
You might not a good candidate for lip augmentation if you have oral herpes, scarring, or certain diseases such as diabetes, lupus, connective tissues disorders, or blood clotting problems.
Good candidates for lip augmentation are those who have realistic expectations of the outcome. Certain conditions or diseases can increase your chances of complications, such as blood clots, diabetes, or poor circulation. If you are a smoker, this may also be a complicating factor.
Lip Augmentation Procedure / Temporary lip augmentation
Injectable Fillers/Lip Augmentation Injections/Lip Injections These are performed on an outpatient basis in your doctor's office or an outpatient center and you will be sent home the same day. Your surgeon may use local anesthesia to make you more comfortable during the injection of the filler. The local anesthetic (pain killer) may be topical (applied to the skin) or injected prior to the procedure.
Lip Injections or Lip implants can enhance and improve your natural look, but they're not designed to create a radical change in your appearance. Although non-surgical procedures give excellent temporary solutions to cosmetic enhancements, they do not provide permanent results.
Artecoll/Artecoll Lip Augmentation
Artecoll is composed mainly of tiny synthetic beads (polymethyl methacrylate) that stay in the lips, and raise them. This technique lasts longer than fat or collagen injections.
Autologen/ Autologen Lip Augmentation
Bovine Collagen/Collagen Lip Augmentation
Dermalogen/Dermalogen Lip Augmentation
Dermalogen is extracted from the skin of a cadaver. The donor material is screened and processed to avoid the spread of disease. The effects are temporary, and are similar to the effects of collagen injections.
HylaForm/HylaForm Lip Augmentation
Restylane/Restylane Lip Augmentation
Restylane is a clear gel; the hyaluronic acid in Restylane is similar to that naturally found in the body.
Juvaderm/Juvaderm Lip Augmentation
Perlane/Perlane Lip Augmentation
Captique/Captique Lip Augmentation
SCULPTRA/SCULPTRA Lip Augmentation
Radiesse/Radiesse Lip Augmentation Or Radiance/Radiance Lip Augmentation
It Is a synthetic, laboratory produced solution containing calcium hydroxylapatite (bone) suspended in a gel that has been safely used in medicine for years. Some studies indicate Radiance can last between three and five years.
Collagen Replacement Therapy
Cosmoderm/Cosmoderm Lip Augmentation or
Cosmoplast/Cosmoplast Lip Augmentation
EVOLENCE/EVOLENCE Lip Augmentation
Permanent lip augmentation
Implants and Surgeries/Lip Augmentation Surgery
Permanent lip augmentation results in beautifully sculpted and lifted lips with materials that resist absorption into the body, unlike temporary injectables. This procedure is generally performed under local anesthetic, and in some cases, light sedation.
You will most likely receive local anesthesia. A procedure can take up to two hours at your doctor's office or outpatient center, depending on the complexity, and you will be sent home the same day.
Surgery is not just for the aging face, but also for those that desire to change what mother nature failed to give us: fuller lips (as well as smoother complexions, higher cheekbones and sculpted faces.)
Alloderm/Alloderm Lip Augmentation
Alloderm is the most popular material for lip augmentation. It is a natural collagen sheet harvested from cadavers and is screened and highly processed. The standards by which it is processed are very strict. The risk of infection is approximately 2%.
Under a local anesthesia, the material is inserted through tiny incisions made in the inside corners of the mouth. Stitches are used to close the incisions. AlloDerm eventually becomes integrated with the natural tissues of the body. The material can be absorbed, so the results are only temporary, lasting from 6 months to a year.
Fascia/Fascia Lip Augmentation
Fascia (white connective tissue) extracted from a cadaver can be injected or surgically implanted.
Fat Injection/Fat Injection Lip Augmentation
Fat can also be injected into the lip. The fat is harvested from another area of the body (often the abdomen or thighs) and is purified before it is injected into the lips. An advantage to this procedure is that there is no possibility of an allergic reaction. As with collagen, results are temporary but usually lasts longer than collagen injections.
Fat injections can cause lumping or scarring.
Fat grafting/Fat Transfer/Lip Augmentation Fat Transfer
Surgeons harvest through liposuction or excision the patient’s fat from places on the body where it can be spared and either injected or surgically placed into the lips. Surgical applications usually require general anesthesia.
Gore-Tex, SoftForm and soft ePTFE /Gortex Lip Augmentation
Gore-Tex, SoftForm and soft ePTFE are other synthetic options with permanent results. They do not shrink and are never absorbed into the body. They also remain in place because scar tissue forms on either end.
To insert the implant, a small incision is made in the inside of the lip. The material is then made into the shape of a small tube and it is inserted with a small needle.
Synthetic implants are foreign substances and may become infected or be rejected by the body. If this occurs, the implants can be removed.
Local flap grafts/Local flap grafts Lip Augmentation
UltraSoft/UltraSoft Lip Augmentation
Dermaplant/Dermaplant Lip Augmentation
Advanta/Advanta Lip Augmentation
Lip Augmentation Before And After
It's important that you know yourself. Discuss how much time you think you'll need for recovery with your doctor. It may be necessary to take some time off work. You also may not be able to exercise for a few days to a few weeks depending on the type of procedure.
Your recovery will depend on your lifestyle and which procedure you undergo.
Return to normal activities: usually within a day.Bruising and swelling may last as long as a week. Graft recipients require 1 to 2 weeks.They may experience some problems with drooling.
Grafting also may leave the lips feeling unnaturally stiff for 2 to 3 months after the procedure. Any non-dissolving stitches may be removed about 7-10 days after the procedure.
As with any procedure it is recommended that you stop aspirin or any type of blood thinner two weeks prior to treatment to help minimize bruising and swelling.
Risks and side effects
Most patients are satisfied with their lip augmentation procedure and would undergo the treatment again.As with any surgery, there are risks and complications. You can experience bleeding that might require going back to surgery to stop the bleeding. There is also a risk of infection that may require antibiotics or implant removal.
Overaggressive injections can lead to lumpiness while too little can result in ridges.Common reactions can range from redness, swelling or itching at the injection site(s). Other possible complications include bleeding, uneven lips, movement of the implants or extrusion, when an implant breaks through the outermost surface of the skin. The usual, expected swelling and bruising can last from several days to a week.
Graft procedures may also leave some lips feeling unnaturally stiff for 2 to 3 months.
Patients with facial nerve disorders, severe hypertension or recurrent herpes simplex lesions should also eschew lip augmentation. As in all surgeries, smokers complicate completion of their procedure as well as the speed of healing.
Gore-tex, despite its impressive rates of success in lip augmentation and other procedures, is nonetheless a foreign body which bears a slight risk of becoming infected or rejected.
Fat transfer can last longer than other injected materials but can have lumping or scarring effects.
Lip Augmentation Cost/Lip Augmentation Prices The cost of lip augmentation fillers is about $350 per session. The cost for a fat transfer lip filler is up to $4,500. The cost depends on a variety of factors, including the type of doctor who will be performing the procedure, the type of filler used, and the geographical area where the procedure is performed.
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