Lip Augmentation is the cosmetic treatment for increasing the size of the lips to make them more plumper and elegant. Either one or both lips can be augmented via fillers and fat injections.
Both women and men use this technique for improving the contour and fullness of their lips. Some of the augmentation procedures involve inserting natural or synthetic fillers within the lips while some other methods manipulate the existing tissues within the lip to reshape it.
Lip Augmentation Techniques:
1. Filler Injections
The most common filler injections used for lip augmentation today are Dermal fillers. These fillers contain substances made from ‘hyaluronic acid’ which is a naturally occurring substance in the human body. Often known as ‘Hyaluronic acid fillers’ they help increase the volume of the lips while subtly defining their shape and structure. Their effect typically lasts for around six months, but some other dermal fillers also provide permanent results. Collagen is a widely known dermal filler which is used for various cosmetic filling treatments.
2. Fat Injections:
Injecting natural body fat is another way of improving lip volume. The fat content is usually extracted from the abdomen or thigh regions of the body. Injecting processed body fat into the lips is equally effective & long-lasting for around 2 -3 years. However, you may need to take another injection after a few months for touchup purposes. You might also have to repeat the procedure after 2-3 years for reaugmentation.
Lip Augmentation Procedure:
After being administrated with local anaesthesia, you will be injected with Lidocaine for pain relief, and epinephrine for restricting the bleeding.
Four incisions at each corner of the mouth are made, and the implant is inserted through those incisions using either an implant pre-threaded on a trocar (a hollow cylinder with a sharply pointed end) or a pair of alligator forceps.
The surgeon then reshapes and trims the implant to fit your lip, and the incisions are secured with either dissolvable or non-dissolvable sutures.
Depending on which injections have been used as implants, the surgery may take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour for completion.
The Appearance and Durability of Lip Augmentation:
You will feel a difference in your smile and vocal pronunciation which is natural.
They might also feel a little stiff and heavy until you get used to them. And once you do, everything will go back to normal.
The durability of this treatment depends on your body’s ability to absorb and adjust with the added fat or other dermal fillers.
Our expert surgeons can better guide you through the various options and techniques for augmenting your lips to ensure you get the best lip augmentation surgery in Pune.