Lips Augmentation Surgery: All You Need to Know

Lip augmentation surgery

Full lips are associated with a more beautiful and youthful appearance in today’s society. Lip plastic surgery is one such cosmetic procedure that can boost lip volume, enhance lip shape, and smooth vertical lip lines. After undergoing cosmetic surgery for lips, most of the patients happily return home feeling more confident with their new looks. Though men also undergo lip reshaping surgeries, it is most popular in middle-aged women. In this blog, we have discussed various lip-enhancing procedures and their benefits.

 

What are some Lip augmentation procedures?

 

Non-surgical

 

Dermal Filler Lip Injections

Dermal filler lip injections are filled with hyaluronic acid, a naturally present substance in the body, and can help increase the volume of your lips. The popular hyaluronic acid fillers are Restylane, Voluma, and Juvederm products. The effect of dermal fillers is temporary, and they last around six to twelve months.

Fat grafting

Fat grafting is an autologous lip augmentation in which fat is harvested from the abdominal region via liposuction. After that, it is purified and then injected into the lips. It does not require any incision on the lips. Its results are permanent and look beautiful as well as very natural. 

 

Surgical

 

Major types of lip surgery include:

Lip Implants 

Lip implants are made from soft silicone rubber or biodegradable substance and are planted through small incisions hidden in the corners of the mouth. It is a safe procedure that produces beautiful results when performed by a qualified cosmetic surgeon. Their effect lasts many years with minimal maintenance. 

Vermilion advancement

It is a technique that involves creating a more defined lip border. In this process, a strip of skin is removed just above the upper lip, then pulling the pink part (vermilion) of the skin to increase the area of the lips.

 

Who is a candidate for Lip Plastic Surgery?

 

 You are a good candidate for a lip shaping surgery if:

  • You feel self-conscious because of thin lips
  • Your lips are asymmetrical and lined
  • You wish to restore volume to your lips
  • You have realistic expectations

Also, you are not a good candidate for any cosmetic surgery for lips if:

  • You have very little space between your mouth and nose
  • You have uncontrolled diabetes
  • You can’t stop smoking
  • You are not sure if you want to change your lips

 

What are the benefits of lip augmentation surgery?

 

Balanced facial symmetry

 

Correcting a thin upper lip brings out a facial appearance that looks more proportioned. 

 

Minimal scarring 

 

When you get your lip surgery done by a qualified surgeon, their precise skills and careful approach make the incisions on your look barely noticeable. All that you will notice is your fuller-appearing lips. 

 

Short and smooth recovery

 

The injections take only one-day recovery, and most patients generally return to work within a week after undergoing any lip surgery. 

 

Lasting results

 

Most lip augmentation surgeries and lip implants provide a permanent solution. 

 

Boosted confidence 

 

The lip augmentation surgery makes your smile more attractive, boosting your self-esteem.

 

How much does a lip augmentation surgery cost?

 

  • Type of the procedure
  • Number of filler syringes required
  • Experience of the surgeon
  • Location of the clinic

 

Lip Surgery- Aftercare

 

  • Clean the incisions following the doctor’s recommendation
  • Avoid going back to work immediately and take a rest for a day
  • Keep your lips moisturized
  • Try not to open your mouth too wide
  • Brush carefully
  • Avoid activities that stress the area around your mouth
  • Avoid smoking in the weeks after the surgery

Dr. Ashish Ghuge is one of the best plastic surgeons in Mumbai, with more than eight years of experience. He specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery and reconstructive microsurgery for the body, breast, and face to improve appearance and boost confidence. we are fully equipped with the latest tools and implant products to perform enhancement and reduction procedures for various body parts. Contact us today!

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