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Lip Implants

A pair of sensual lips can say anything. The lips are an important feature of the face; when enhanced, they can give a more youthful and attractive appearance. There is a number of factors that can alter the structure of the face including genetics, aging, sun damage.

These factors can take a toll on the shape of your lips causing them to become thin and corners to droop. Lip augmentation is a facial plastic surgery procedure designed to combat these changes, allowing you to maintain plump, winkle-free lips as you age.

A plump, sensual pair of lips has been regarded as an aesthetic ideal and a symbol of youth. Plastic surgeons at Esteworld Medical Group offer safe and effective options for lip augmentation to help you obtain more natural-looking lips.

What can lip implants do for your appearance?

Simply put, lip implants can enhance your smile with fuller, softer, smoother lips. Lip enhancement treatment can reduce fine lines, caused by smoking, add definition to your lip line or amplify up the corners of the mouth to either provide you with younger-looking lip, or re-volumise the aging lip.

What happens during lip implants surgery?

Lip implants procedure can be performed using a number of techniques such as fat injections, dermal fillers, lip lift and lip implants. Each of these treatments can achieve different aesthetic goals. Your cosmetic surgeon will choose the most appropriate type of treatment during your pre-surgery consultation.

Traditionally, lip implants is done under local anaesthesia or local conscious sedation, meaning you will be awake during the procedure but will not feel any pain or discomfort. The length of the treatment is determined according to the extent of changes desired and type of surgical technique used.

Lip augmentation with dermal fillers can help restore volume to thinning lips. The two major treatment techniques to increase lip volume involve either the injection or surgical insertion of a volume enhancing material into the lips.

Our plastic surgeons at Esteworld Medical Group provide a wide spectrum of injectable materials for lip enlargement, the most commonly used ones being Juvederm®, Restylane® and one’s own fat.

Fat injections are another technique that can be employed to create larger lips. The fat is extracted from body sites such as the abdomen, processed, and them injected into the lips. More than one session may be required to achieve longer lasting results.

Who qualifies for lip implants?

Lip implant procedure is intended to help women and men of all ages. Lip augmentation is not advised for individuals who have thin or loose skin in the area to be operated on or who have unrealistic expectation for surgery results. Patients with immune disorders or thickened scars should exercise caution and always consult their doctor before undergoing lip implants treatment.

Recovering from lip implants

You should expect your lips to be swollen and slightly tender after the surgery. Depending on your condition, there may be some bruising around the lips. Mild discomfort can also be expected for a few days, which can be alleviated by pain medication, which will be prescribed by the doctor. Results of lip implants are immediate, but you will be able to see the final results when the swelling is gone.

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