Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure to enhance the appearance of the lip. There are many who are worried about the lines and wrinkles around the lips. Lip augmentation can reduce these lines and wrinkles and make you smile beautifully. It can be done through injections or implants. A good candidate for lip augmentation should be healthy, without any serious ailments. The decision is yours and so you should require a thorough discussion with the surgeon. Smokers are also not considered to be a right candidate for lip augmentation.
There are different types of methods for lip augmentation. They are:
- Restylane etc.
Other procedures for lip augmentation may include implant and other surgeries. Implant procedures and surgeries will require local anesthesia. The procedure may take up to two hours time to get it completed. The other options for lip augmentation are:
- Alloderm : A sheet of collagen will be inserted inside the part of the lip through an incision. This material will not last for more than 12 months. It is fitted as a temporary solution.
- Fat grafting : It is a surgical method through which fat is inserted into the lips. This procedure can bring fuller lips. The result will be permanent. Fat from your own body will be taken and grafted to enhance the lips. The method will be different for different people.
- Gortex, SoftForm, and Soft ePTFE : These are synthetic materials used to achieve fuller lips. As they are synthetic, there won’t be a risk of allergic reactions.
- Local flap grafts : A surgical procedure using tissue and skin from the inside flap of the mouth. It can be considered more beneficial and invasive when compared to other methods. When all other methods fail to achieve results, the surgeon chooses this procedure.
The recovery period and post-operative care will vary according to the procedure chosen. However, surgical implants and grafts will take up to7 to 10 days for recovery.