Lip enhancement or lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure which aims to enhance or correct the shape and size of the lips. Generally, people choose to have lip procedures to give more volume and fullness to thin lips or to redefine asymmetrical lips. Most lip augmentation procedures can be divided into two categories: non-surgical and surgical. Non-surgical treatments come in various forms as you will see below. Surgical treatments mainly involve the use of synthetic implants to give the lips a more permanent form.
There are three popular non-surgical lip enhancement treatments performed by surgeons.
The surgical lip enhancement is generally performed under local anesthesia. The surgeon will first make incisions on the lips. Incisions are usually placed in the corners of the mouth where scars will be least visible after the healing process.
After the incisions are made, thin and narrow implants will be inserted into the lips. The surgeon will adjust the size and length of the implants to match your specific needs. Once the implants are in place, the incisions will be secured with sutures. This is an outpatient procedure, which means you can go home after the surgery. Generally, the surgery can take anywhere from one to two hours.
Immediately after the surgery, the lips will be swollen and there will be bruises. Please, follow all directions given to you by your surgeon and take all appropriate medicines that have been prescribed for you. The approximate recovery period lasts about two to three weeks.
Surgeons at New York’s Madison Avenue Plastic Surgery recommend that patients avoid hard, chewy food for the first three to seven days after the surgery. It is better to adjust your diet to soft foods which will not require excessive use of the muscles in the mouth to consume. Strenuous activities like exercising should be stopped for up to a month after the surgery in order to give the lips proper healing time.
Remember, our surgeons are always available to assist you after the surgery in case you feel any unusual pain or bleeding as well as infection in the surgery area.
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If your lips appear to be thin or have lost their volume, consider a lip enhancement procedure. Please, feel free to schedule a consultation with Madison Avenue Plastic Surgery’s experienced surgeons to go over your needs and expectations. The surgeons will examine your lips and determine the best approach. You can reach us through our contact page.