Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure designed to enhance the size, shape, and overall appearance of the lips. It is often performed to create fuller, more plump lips and can also be used to improve lip symmetry or correct age-related volume loss.
Who is a good candidate? Who is NOT a candidate?
Good candidates for lip augmentation typically include individuals who desire fuller or more defined lips, have realistic expectations, and are in overall good health. Bad candidates have active infections or skin conditions on the lips, a history of allergic reactions to dermal fillers, or certain medical conditions that may increase the risks associated with the procedure.
How is the treatment done?
Lip augmentation can be achieved through various methods, but one common approach involves the use of dermal fillers, often based on hyaluronic acid (e.g., Restylane or Juvederm).
How long to see results?
Results from lip augmentation are typically visible immediately after the procedure, but some initial swelling and bruising may affect the appearance. The full, final results become more apparent once any post-procedural swelling subsides, usually within a few days to a week.
Why do the procedure/benefits?
Lip augmentation is performed to enhance the appearance of the lips by increasing volume, defining their shape, and creating a more youthful or attractive appearance.
How long is recovery? What does it look like? (Bruising, swelling, etc.)
Recovery from lip augmentation is usually short. Patients may experience some swelling, bruising, redness, or minor discomfort at the injection sites, which is typically temporary and resolves within a few days to a week.
How often do you have to follow up/maintenance?
Typically, results can last anywhere from six months to over a year. Maintenance sessions may be required to sustain the desired lip volume and shape.