Our lips change shape and volume with age. Science offers solutions in this sense, so fashionable today are shiny and voluminous lips, a sign of youth and health.
Lip augmentation, known also as cheiloplastia augmentation, is a procedure for increasing the volume of the lips, that can be surgical or not. There are ALSO other procedures for the molding and shaping of the lips and also for lip lifting.
This process uses a very wide variety of products, permanent or temporary injections, lip implants or even use of fat. For lip augmentation there can be usede synthetic or biological products or own tissues collected and returned surgically.
The ideal injectable product must be soft, pliable and permanent and does not cause any complications. At the moment there is no such product. Doctors everywhere obtain remarkable results by using products currently on the market. The latest research allows us to have more confidence in injectable products with temporary effects. In this case there are no significant adverse effects, and the latest products launched have a high purity.
The reduction of the effect in time, leading to its dissapearance, is a good thing after all if we consider that fashion is evolving very quickly. Important variations in weight change the facial proportions. In the case of a permanent implant this unsightly effect can not be easily corrected.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an injectable product?
The producing companies offer their users volume substitutes encapsulated in special disposable syringes. The gel is a synthetic or biological product, based on collagen, hyaluronic acid, etc. (Collagen, Restylane, Perlane, Hylaform, Juvederm, Teosyal, etc)
Who are the beneficiaries of lip augmentation?
People with small lips, lacking volume, asymmetric needing reconstruction, with differences in color, with deep wrinkles due to advanced age, smoking etc.
Is lip augmentation a painful procedure?
Pain depends on the technique and product. Implants can not be inserted without local or regional anesthesia. Injectable products do not usually require a surgical team, an operating room or general anesthesia. A mild sedative may also be administered orally.
What are the risks and complications of lip augmentation?
There are not too many if we compare this technique with other methods of treatment. However, there are enough to consider them and try to avoid this course of treatment. These depend on the type of product used. In the case of definitive implants infection and irritation may occur if the edges are unrounded too large for the implant cavity. In this case they are removed.
Adverse effects may occur due to the implant or excess production of scar tissue, following an infection or occurrence of rejection reactions in the body. Discoloration may occur due to bruising or hematoma. Temporary or semi-temporary injectable products have no side effects.
What are the contraindications of lip augmentation?
People with the following record are not candidates for this method:
- accutane used six months before or after;
- this medicine may increase the chance of keloid;
- collagen disorders, disorders of wound healing, disorders of the connective tissue;
- lupus erythematosus systemic;
- acute diseases;
- diabetes ;
- blood clotting problems ;
- Excessive oral plaque, tooth abscess, oral herpes.
Although these treatments are very effective, 1% of the patients do not achieve the desired results!