Also known as lip injections and lip augmentation
Few people are born with thin lips and others experience thinning of lips as a part of ageing process. Lip injections using natural or synthetic fillers can be used keep your lips plump, these injections are effective for months at a time. For a more permanent solution we can use lip implants and other surgical procedures. Other procedures for Lip enhancement include lip lifts, vermillion (lip) advancement and permanent makeup.
Many people who consider lip enhancement also consider fillers, facial implants and permanent makeup.
WHERE IS IT DONE
|Fat Transfer||Operation Theatre|
|Fillers||Out patient procedure room|
|Dermal Graft||Operation Theatre|
|Vermillion Advancement||Operation Theatre|
|Lip Implant||Operation Theatre|
|Lip Lift||Operation Theatre|
|Fat Transfer||Fat Transfer 30 – 60 minutes|
|Dermal Graft||30-60 minutes|
|Vermillion Advancement||60 minutes|
|Lip Implant||30-60 minutes|
|Lip Lift||60 minutes|
|Fat Transfer||Local Anaesthesia|
INCISIONS, STITCHES & SCARS
For the surgical procedures of dermal grafts, Lip implants, Lip lift minimal incisions are made and very small sutures are placed, which will be removed 5-6 days later.
The surgeon strategically plans and places the incisions and stitches for the surgery in terms of number, size, material, location and technique aiming to keep the resulting scar minimal, hidden and not easily visible eye.
STAY AT CLINIC
|PROCEDURE||STAY AT CLINIC|
|Fat Transfer||Less than 24 hours|
|Fillers||No downtime. The patient can leave for home after the procedure is done.|
|Dermal Graft||Less than 24 hours|
|Vermillion Advancement||Less than 24 hours|
|Lip Implant||Less than 24 hours|
|Lip Lift||Less than 24 hours|
HOW IS IT PERFORMED?
The following are the frequently used techniques for ip enhancement. The surgeon may use one or more of them together based on your cosmetic goals and health status.
Injections – Fat Transfer
By using Liposuction ,fat is harvested from your body and processed and transferred. This procedure may be repeated over few session to attain the desired result.
Injections – Fillers
Fillers usually contain a biocompatible material which is made from a natural or a synthetic source. These are used a substitute for fat transfer. Usually we can get the desired result within one session. But, as the results are temporary, they wear off over a span of months and we may need to repeat the treatments then.
Surgery – Dermal Graft
This technique advances the lip forward and is a permanent method. The incision for the procedure will be placed inside the mouth, hence won’t be visible to the outside. The surgeon may can take a graft of fatty tissue from the deeper layers of the skin, and position it under the mucosa (the lining of the lip) for an additional plumpness.
Surgery – Vermillion Advancement
An incision is carefully paced along the upper border of the upper lip and a strip of skin is removed above it. The upper border of the darker portion is now pulled and attached to the cut border above , thus increasing the area of the colored portion of the upper lip.
Surgery – Lip Implant
Lip implants are placed through tiny incisions made at the corners of the mouth. Implants made from natural and synthetic sources are available. The surgeon can recommend the best one for your after a careful evaluation.
Surgery – Lip Lift
For people with downward sloping mouth and loose skin in and around the lips, the extra skin can be removed surgically and the remainder is lifted and attached to the border above, thus getting the desired shape. The sutures used for this procedure are very small and can be removed four to five days later.
REST AT HOME BEFORE RESUMING OFFICE WORK
|PROCEDURE||REST AT HOME BEFORE RESUMING OFFICE WORK|
|Fat Transfer||3-4 days due to swelling at the site the site of surgery.|
AFTERCARE AND RECOVERY
After the surgery, for a day or two, the patient will experience bruising and swelling with a mild to moderate degree of discomfort. This is natural and expected and can be reduced by using a cold compress or some pain medication.
Stitches would be removed in four to six days. Absorbable sutures will be placed inside the mouth and these would dissolve in a similar time frame.
Soft diet is advised for up to ten days.
You can resume your work related activities within a week.
You may resume going to the gym and playing sports after four to six weeks.
FOLLOW UP VISITS
|PROCEDURE||FOLLOW UP VISITS|
|Fat Transfer||1 week after the procedure.|
HOW LONG WILL MY RESULTS LAST?
Duration for which the results last depend on two factors, the type of procedure chosen and your reaction to the treatment: to the treatment.
- Fat injections: Give permanent results but may require multiple injections.
- Filler Injections: Depending on the type of filler chosen the results may from three to six months to up to a year.
- Lip implants, lip lifting, vermillion advancement & dermal grafting: These yield permanent results.
Maintain good communication with the aesthetic plastic surgeon
Keeping safety in mind as well as for the most beautiful outcome of the procedure, we advise that you visit the clinic for follow-up and evaluation at prescribed times. Also do not hesitate to contact the doctor if you notice any changes in the treatment areas or when you have any concerns and queries.
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LIMITATIONS & RISKS
Significant complications from Lip Enhancement surgery, fortunately, are infrequent. The risks specific to your health will be discussed during the consultation. Thousands of people undergo this procedure every year and are glad with the results.
Every surgery has some risks associated with it. Some potential ones include
- Adverse response to the specific med
- Damage to the underlying structures during the procedure
- Hematoma or seroma (an aggregation of blood or liquid under the skin that might require removal)
- Infection and bleeding
- Changes in sensation
- Unsatisfactory results that might necessitate additional procedures
You can minimize certain risks by following the instructions given by the doctor both before and after the surgery.