September 18th, 2015

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The rapid advancement in cosmetic surgery has allowed overcoming your cosmetic defects very easily. There are numerous non-invasive surgeries that can help you counter your skin, body, or facial shortcomings and make you look flawless and beautiful.

Lip augmentation is one such non-invasive cosmetic treatment aimed to give fuller and plumper lips.

Answer, a cosmetic expert, answers some frequently asked questions about the treatment and helps readers understand its finer aspects. The answer is associated with Elysium Surgispa, one of the leading cosmetic centers based in Chicago.

FAQs & Answers

What is lip augmentation?

Answer: As we age, our lips tend to drop and become thinner. The pink portion of the lip and the border of the lip lose their fullness and voluptuous shape. A full, well-defined lip is a signal of youthfulness and fertility. It is a calling signal to the male and a sign of attractiveness. A thinning upper lip can give an appearance of anger or old age. If your lips are thinning and losing their shape, then you may be a candidate for augmentation.

Are there any pre-operative conditions for lip augmentation treatment?

Answer: Indications for Lip Augmentation include thinning and smaller appearing lips. Often, vertical lines begin to emerge onto the lip heralding further decrease in their size.

What is the procedure for lip augmentation? What can patients expect during the treatment?

Answer: Lip augmentation can be obtained through a variety of techniques depending upon the Surgeon performing the augmentation. Skill and experience cannot substitute for a cosmetically trained eye and your options will be discussed in the consultation. Various fillers, such as Restylane, Juvedérm, to autologous fat can be used to augment the lips. Most patients leave the office with little to no bruising or swelling, and they can immediately return to their normal routine. Permanent enhancements use filler agents and have a proven safety record. There is very little associated discomfort with the procedure as a nerve block is usually used for anesthesia.

What are the different types of lip augmentation?

Answer: The lip and its anatomy can be augmented to produce the exact desired result sought by the patient. Vermillion border enhancements to the body of the lip augmentation can be used to create a youthful, voluptuous, and attractive looking lip. Often to obtain the desired shape and size, the augmentation requires multiple stages to the procedure to produce the ideal size and/or shape.

What are the most common side effects and risks of lip augmentation?

Answer: As with any surgical procedure, risks include infection, bleeding, bruising and scarring. However, the most common risks include temporary bruising that can be easily concealed with makeup. We suggest patients undergoing lip augmentation to give themselves 3 to 4 days of recovery time, especially if engaging a public function.

Who can undergo this treatment?

Answer: The ideal candidate for lip augmentation is a physically healthy man or woman who has realistic expectations and is looking to improve the appearance of their lips by restoring the shape and/or adding fullness.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.