Have Beautiful, Perfect Full Lips
Many women and even some men, dream of having a set of nice full lips. Stars like Angelina Jolie and Scarlett Johansson has helped make this trend of full lips popular. When searching for information about lip injections, people will find that there are different methods and procedures used to create the desired look of plump, healthy and sensual lips. Those who have thin or heavily lined lips are the best candidates for this cosmetic surgery procedure.
The cost of lip injections vary by surgeon and procedure. The prices can be anywhere from $300 – $5000 and when one is looking to alter the appearance of the face, it is best to spend as much as you can afford, so you can be certain that you are satisfied with the results. Healing and recovery times also vary, though surprisingly this procedure will not leave the patient in a lot of pain after it is completed. Your doctor will probably give you a prescription for pain medicine, though most say that they only experience a mild discomfort lasting between 0-2 days. Swelling and bruising will last longer, but healing time should only last 3 days – 1week. To help quicken the disappearance of swelling, ice packs are used for the first 48 hours.
The lip injection procedure uses either fillers or implants. Fillers are a temporary solution is creating fuller lips. The filler is injected into the lip to therefore increasing the lip size. Some fillers that are used include, Fascia, Dermalogen, Autologen, Collagen and fat. The surgeon takes extreme care when injecting these fillers, because each patient lip size and texture is different, and the patient will have their own preference for the desired outcome.
The preference of fillers between candidates and plastic surgeons alike are collagen or fat. When using collagen, the filler is injected in the corner of the mouth and other areas within the lip region. If a fat injection is wanted, the surgeon will give a anesthesia to the area where the fat will be taken from. A suction device is used to remove the fat from the area, then the fat can be injected into the lips. The patient will most likely suffer some swelling and bruising which will fade away in a short amount of time.
For a patient looking for a more permanent procedure, they can select grafting. Grafting is where incisions are made on the corners of the lips and then implants are inserted. Softform, Gore-Tex and soft ePTFE are the most popular synthetic implants used in a grafting procedure. The advantage of implants, is that they stay in place and do not shrink over time. Recovery time for grafting can take 1-2 weeks and lips may feel stiff for about 2-3 months.
Before you receive any type of lip augmentation procedure, you will visit the surgeon for an initial visit. During this time you will discuss your options, what you want and go over medical history. Be sure to mention to your doctor if you are taking any medications, if you suffer from allergies, or if you prone to excessive scarring like keloids. As with all medical procedures, there are risks involved; being detailed and open with your surgeon can greatly reduced any risk when getting lip injections.