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Full, sensual lips have long been considered an aesthetic ideal. Enhancing your lips with implants or dermal fillers plumps them up and enhances the look of the entire face.
Those who have thin lips can especially benefit from lip enhancement. Recovery time after a lip enhancement procedure is typically short, making lip enhancement one of the easiest ways to make the face more visually appealing.
What is Lip Enhancement?
Lip enhancement enlarges the lips through the use of a cosmetic lip filler or lip implants. Often performed in conjunction with face lift, brow lift, rhinoplasty, and cheek implant or chin implant procedures, lip augmentation methods enhance lips to create a look desired by both women and men.
Candidates for Lip Enhancement
Anyone who desires fuller lips is a good candidate for lip enhancement. Women who have thinning lips or wrinkles around their lip line due to aging can benefit greatly from lip augmentation.
Lip Enhancement with Fillers
With so many different types of injectable fillers available for lip enhancement, you are sure to find one that suits your needs. The effectiveness of each lip filler as well as the duration of each filler’s effects will vary. The lip augmentation procedure is quite simple, lasting only a few minutes and having a low incidence of lip sensitivity.
Lip Enhancement with Fat Transfer
Lip enhancement with fat transfer is a revolutionary method for improving the volume of the lips.With this form of cosmetic lip surgery, the doctor carefully prepares fat liposuctioned from one area of the body for injection into the lips. Since the tissue used in this method comes from your own body, it is less likely to be rejected by your body, and the result is supple, natural-looking lips.
Lip Enhancement Recovery
The extent of your recovery will depend largely on which lip augmentation method you choose. For lip fillers, only a topical anesthetic to numb the injection site is typically required, and recovery consists of mild discomfort for one to two days. The healing period for lip implants and fat transfer is longer and may involve several weeks of recovery.
Risks and Benefits of Lip Enhancement
Very few patients experience significant complications with lip enhancement, but like all surgical procedures, risks do exist. Bleeding, infection, and swelling are a possibility with any surgery. Side effects more closely associated with lip augmentation include lumping, scarring, numbness, cold sores, and asymmetrical lips.
The benefits of a lip augmentation procedure include fuller, shapelier lips, and a more vivacious, youthful appearance. Many patients experience long-lasting results that look completely natural.