What Is Lip Augmentation?
Lip augmentation is a procedure that involves using fillers to increase the size of the lips. Restylane, fat injections, and collagen are examples of some of the fillers that can be used to increase the size of the lips. During your consultation, Dr. Sumida will help determine which type of injections are right for you and your needs.
Am I Good Candidate For Lip Augmentation?
People who want to add volume to their lips will benefit from lip augmentation. If one’s lips are uneven, then he or she will also benefit from lip augmentation. People who want to get lip augmentation should be in good physical health. Many people get lip augmentation in order to fulfill someone else’s expectations. However, one should not get this procedure for another person. People should also have realistic expectations about lip augmentation.
How to Prepare
There are a few things you need to do before getting lip augmentation. If you smoke, then you will need to stop six weeks before getting lip augmentation. Smoking can make it harder for you to heal after your procedure. You will need to avoid taking Aspirin and other blood thinners a few weeks before your procedure.
Keep in mind that lip augmentation is an outpatient procedure. You can leave the clinic after the procedure is finished.
What to Expect during the Procedure
Lip augmentation is performed at our Folsom office. The physician will apply a numbing agent prior to administering the injections. The areas will be marked and then fine needles will be used to inject the fillers into the lips. If fat injections will be used, then liposuction will be performed to remove fat from another part of the body.
Side Effects and Risks of Lip Augmentation
Complications from lip augmentation are rare. However, there are potential risks. Hematoma, allergic reaction, scarring, and infection are some of the potential risks of lip augmentation. Swelling and bruising are some of the possible side effects of lip augmentation.
How Long Do The Results Of Lip Augmentation Last?
The amount of time that synthetic fillers last can vary, depending on the type of filler that is used. Some fillers last three to six months while others can last more than a year. Fat injections can potentially give permanent lip enhancement.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you’re unhappy with the fullness of your lips, a lip augmentation at Nuance Cosmetic Surgery could be the perfect solution. Our medical team will review all of the necessary pre- and post-operative instructions so that you completely prepared. Contact Nuance Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule your consultation.