What to Know About Lip Augmentation

woman laying down and gloved hands touching her lips

Augmentation for lips? Full lush lips are becoming increasingly popular, thanks to Hollywood movie stars. Collagen has, for the longest time, taken claim as the leading agent used for lip enhancement. However, results are temporary and so permanent augmentation for lips have been developed.

What is Lip Augmentation?

The implant is made of material designed specifically for the safe and effective augmentation of soft tissue, such as lips. The product comes in different sizes and shapes to fit each patient’s particular needs, as well as desires, in a perfectly sterile package designed for only one single use.

Lip Augmentation Process

The surgical technique is performed in a sterile fashion. Like many cosmetic surgeries nowadays, augmentation for lips is done by using very precise methods to increase the effective appearance of the insert, as well as minimize recovery time. This combination is ideal for anyone looking at cosmetic surgery.

What Lip Implant is Right For You?

There are literally hundreds of implants for different lip shapes, size, and thickness. Since every person has a different mouth, and a different desired look, there need to be just as many options to meet all the demands.

The best way to figure out which implant is right for you is to meet with the doctor, describe what look you’re going after (be as specific as possible, every detail can only help the decision making process), and then see what he/she suggests.

Permanence of Lip Augmentation

Unlike collagen, these implants are permanent, but if you have the surgery and for some reason are unsatisfied with how it looks, lip implants are generally fairly easy to remove without any threat of problems.

As for any fear of scarring: remember that the incisions are made as small as possible in the lips, and so there may be very tiny marks, but these are on your lips, which make them even more undetectable.

Recovery and Complications from Lip Augmentation

An obvious question comes up: is there any change in feeling? The answer is yes, but only early on during the recovery time. It is not unusual for a patient to feel some numbness, maybe mild tingling, but over time your lips will return to normal. And no, the implant is not detectable when kissing.

Complications are rare for this procedure, though they do exist. Your specialist will be able to give you the full list. If full lips are what you’re looking for, and you’re tired of repeat treatments, this could very well be the solution you’re looking for.

Contact the professionals in Houston, Dr. Athré.