Lip Augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that can give you fuller and plumper lips whilst Lip Reduction can help to reduce the vermillion of the lips to achieve a more harmonious relationship with the entire face.
Frequently Asked Questions
Lip Augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that can give you fuller and plumper lips. This can be done with an injectable dermal filler which contains hyaluronic acid or structural fat grafting. (See Fat Grafting). Filler injections last about 6 months whilst fat grafts are usually permanent.
Lip Augmentation can alter the following areas of you lips:
- Volume of the lip
- Shape of the lip
- Structure of the lip
This is especially useful for rejuvenation of thin lips which have lost volume over the years.
The augmentation is done as a day procedure. Expect swelling and bruising that may last for 5-7 days.
The aims of Lip Reduction surgery is to achieve a harmonious relationship between the upper and lower lips and also with the entire face. Lip Reduction surgery involves excising the vermillion of the the lip to reduce the volume and lining of the lip.
The surgery is done as a day procedure. Expect swelling and bruising that may last for 5-7 days.
Whilst injections of botulinum toxin may seem simple and relatively quick, it requires an experienced healthcare professional to perform. Under injection will lead to an absence of effect and over injection may lead to over-paralysis of that muscle or the surrounding muscle which may lead to unnatural facial expressions.
There are 43 muscles in your face and it's vital that the plastic surgeon who performs botulinum toxin injections understands and pinpoints the correct spots to optimize your treatment.
A very thin needle is used to inject small amounts of botulinum toxin into the specific muscle. By carefully choosing specific muscles, your plastic surgeon can selectively weakens only the wrinkle-producing muscles hence preserving your natural facial expressions. The number of injections you need will depend on your facial features and the extent of your wrinkles. Crow's feet, for example, usually demand two to three injections. Furrows above your brow could take five or more.
Choose a plastic surgeon you can trust. The decision to have botulinum toxin type A injections involves many choices.