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Lip Augmentation Facts

Facts you should know about lip augmentation

Lip augmentation is done to modify the shape and size of your lips. You should consider going for a lip augmentation if you want to change your appearance by making your lips fuller, and plumper. It is a safe day care procedure which requires very little down time

If you are considering a lip augmentation procedure, here are a few facts that will help you decide.

Who can get a lip augmentation

Any healthy person can undergo the procedure. If you are in good health, don’t smoke, don’t have any active infections, aren’t a diabetic and don’t have blood clotting problems, then you can have the procedure.

What is lip augmentation?

Lip augmentation is usually done by using injectable dermal fillers. There are many fillers used today, including collagen and fat, but the most commonly used fillers contain hyaluronic acid. This acid occurs naturally in our body, which makes fillers with this acid safe and allergy free. Hyaluronic acid containing fillers also offer many benefits over other fillers. They give better control over lip volume, are less bruising, offer longer lasting results and offer the option of gradually increasing lip volume over a number of appointments.

During the procedure, your lips will made numb by topical or local numbing agent. The areas to be injected will be marked and fine needles used to inject the filler in them. After the procedure, you will be given instructions on lip care. Follow them to avoid complications and aid speedy recovery.

Dos and don’ts after a lip augmentation

  • Apply ice on the lips after surgery to control swelling and pain.
  • Drink plenty of water before and after the procedure.
  • Don’t apply pressure or massage your lips.
  • Don’t exercise immediately after the procedure.
  • Don’t apply lipstick or any other product immediately after the procedure.
  • Don’t take anti-inflammatory medication.
  • Don’t drink coffee or alcohol a day before and a day after the procedure.

For best results, lip augmentation should be done by an experienced cosmetic surgeon. Consult our cosmetic surgeon who will evaluate your health and help you decide the right filler and the size of augmentation.