Lip augmentation QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

The following Lip augmentation questions are asked by real people like you. The answers are provided by board-certified doctors or qualified medical providers who meet our exacting standards.

Lips are one of facial organs which decorates the face attractively beautiful and makes speaking possible. Well-shaped and beautiful lips are important features in every face. The lips may be abnormally thin or thick. So, many people mostly women choose lip augmentation to improve their face appearance and look more attractive and appealing.

Lip augmentation, also referred to as lip enhancement or lip job, is a medical cosmetic procedure that increases the volume of your lips, changes the size and make them plumper. Moreover, it helps to reduce the wrinkles around the mouth. Lip augmentation is a very easy procedure in plastic surgery.

Yes, Lip augmentation is a common cosmetic procedure in Iran as a growing number of Iranian women and a few men are using lip enhancement for aesthetic purposes. For this reason, this procedure is ranked among the top procedures performed in Iran.

    • Lip implants
    • Fillers
    • Fat transfer or tissue grafting

Lip implant is a permanent option positioning the implants underneath the lip fat and above the lip muscles through a thin tunnel that the surgeon creates to accommodate the implant. These implants are soft but solid silicone shaped like natural lips.

There are three types of lip implants including: GORE-TEX, Soft Form, and Alloderm. This is an in-office procedure and takes about an hour to be performed. The surgeon makes tiny incisions at the corners of your mouth to place the implant. GoreTex, SoftForm and soft ePTFE synthetic types while AlloDerm is the most common natural implant.

Lip implants, comparing to other cosmetic surgeries, have fewer complications. However, like any surgery, there are some risks that should be taken into consideration such as scarring, implant rejection, implant migration and stiffness of the lips.

Yes, Lip implant is a permanent option positioning the implants underneath the lip fat and above the lip muscles through a thin tunnel that the surgeon creates to accommodate the implant. These implants are soft but solid silicone shaped like natural lips.

These implants are soft but solid silicone shaped like natural lips.

There are three types of lip implants including: GORE-TEX, Soft Form, and Alloderm.

This is an in-office procedure and takes about an hour to be performed. The surgeon makes tiny incisions at the corners of your mouth to place the implant.

 GoreTex, SoftForm and soft ePTFE synthetic types while AlloDerm is the most common natural implant.

GORE-TEX lip implants are the most popular method in lip implant and have been used for many years. These Gore-Tex tubes allow the natural lip tissue ingrowth and make the implants part of the lip structure.

SoftForm lip implant is an updated form of Gortex. They are also made from ePTFE but have a tubular shape. This method does not provide large volume correction but reduces the chance of migration. As long as the implant is in place, Softform results are long lasting.

Alloderm is the most common natural implant derived from human tissue. That is why it will not provoke an allergic response.

Lip filler is the most common lip augmentation method involving injecting dermal fillers in and around the mouth. There are several types of fillers but the most common filler is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally presents in the human body found in fluids in the eyes and joints and helps increase the volume of the lips.

Another type of filler is Collagen-based lip fillers, which are into two types: bovine-derived collagen and human-derived collagen.

The fillers usually contain lidocaine which is a local anesthetic substance so there is no need for anesthesia. It is an outpatient surgery and takes less than 30 minutes to be performed and you can go home the same day. Lip filler is a temporary solution which lasts for six to eight months. Lip fillers are the least expensive option.

Lip filler is the most common lip augmentation method involving injecting dermal fillers in and around the mouth.

There are several types of fillers but the most common filler is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally presents in the human body found in fluids in the eyes and joints and helps increase the volume of the lips.

Another type of filler is Collagen-based lip fillers, which are into two types: bovine-derived collagen and human-derived collagen.

You can flight to your home country a couple of days after your ACL surgery and spend the rehabilitation period at your home.

The fillers usually contain lidocaine which is a local anesthetic substance so there is no need for anesthesia.

Lip filler is a temporary solution which lasts for six to eight months.

It is an outpatient surgery and takes less than 30 minutes to be performed and you can go home the same day.

Lip fillers are the least expensive option.

Fat grafting, also called autologous lip augmentation is the advanced method in lip augmentation which uses your own fat and tissues to add fullness. This option is ideal for those individuals who don’t like to inject foreign material into their body. The fat is derived from the patient’s own abdomen or thighs. During the transfer, some fat cells die which is normal. So, the surgeon injects the fat at intervals avoiding this problem. This method is performed under local anaesthesia as it involves fat harvested from your abdomen. It takes between 60-90 minutes. Lips augmented with fat lasts plump for at least five years.

Yes,This method is performed under local anaesthesia as it involves fat harvested from your abdomen. It takes between 60-90 minutes.

Recovery period is short and you can resume your normal life at the same or next day.

However, each method comes with its own distinct set of pros and cons. You may experience some side effects such as swelling, bruising, and redness after the procedure which normally will fade away within a few days. Stitches will dissolve approximately within a week after the surgery. You may also experience numbness of lips. 

Yes, Lip augmentation with an implant is reversible. The implant can be removed during a subsequent surgery. Lip augmentation with most injectables is temporary, so the effects disappear on their own with time. Permanent injectables are more difficult to remove, so keep this in mind when making your decision.

    • wearing make-up for at least 12 hours
    • saunas, steam rooms, sunbeds or sun exposure until redness and swelling fade
    • heavy exercise for at least 1 day
    • drinking alcohol for at least 1 day
    • manipulation of the treated area

If you don’t like your lip filler results, they can be dissolved with the enzyme hyaluronidase, because hyaluronic acid is the main substance found in lip fillers. After this enzyme has been injected, your lips will regain their former shape.

Yes, like any other surgery there are some side effects for lip fillers including slight swelling, redness, tenderness and bleeding around the points where the needle or cannula was inserted. But, these should only last for a few days.

If you’re prone to cold sores, you may also experience an outbreak after lip fillers. Taking antiviral medication before the treatment can help reduce this likelihood, though.

In rare cases, some serious complications may occur with lip filler including occlusion. This is when filler is accidentally injected into a blood vessel, which can lead to tissue loss. With a medically qualified practitioner, though, risks like these are drastically reduced.

You can eat whatever you want, but salty foods and alcohol will may your lips swell even more in the first few days after injection. Sipping through a straw and smoking are not recommended for a few days after your lip injections.

With hyaluronic acid lip fillers, the results will typically last for 6-12 months before they’ll need a top-up. Different people will metabolize filler at different speeds, though, so it can vary from person to person. Longevity can also depend on the brand of lip filler used.

It is very important to discuss with your surgeon to know if you are a good candidate for lip fillers or not. If you’re allergic to any of the ingredients in hyaluronic acid lip fillers, you will not be able to go ahead with the treatment. Also, if the skin in the lip area is swollen, damaged or infected, lip injections should not be administered. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, Lip fillers are also not recommended at all.

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