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Lip Augmentation FAQs

Am I a good candidate for a lip augmentation?

If you are in good general health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure at our clinic.

The following are some common reasons why you may consider a lip enhancement:

  1. Good candidates for a lip enhancement want to plump up thin lips or create a fuller look.
  2. Lip Fillers can improve uneven lips, the shape of your mouth, and the symmetry of the gum-show when you smile.

Who should not have a lip augmentation?

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have history of severe allergies, you should not have this treatment. People with certain connective tissue disorders may also be at a higher risk of side effects.

Are there any side effects from using lip fillers?

Side effects are rare but can include redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising and discolouration at the injection sites. These effects typically resolve spontaneously or within 1 to 2 days after treatment.

What can I expect on the day of my treatment?

Injections with Lip Fillers can be performed with little to no downtime and minimal preparation. Dr. Harceaga will prepare the area to be treated and take precautions to minimise your pain. The procedure should take less than 20 minutes, and you will be given instructions to follow once you leave the clinic.

Do injections in and around the lips hurt?

Injections in the lips can be uncomfortable; however, at our clinic we use a topical anaesthetic cream that numbs the lips so that the needle prick cannot be felt. For almost all of our patients, this is sufficient and no other treatment is needed to counter pain. If necessary for patients who are particularly sensitive, we can inject a local anaesthetic (or freezing) to completely numb the lips and surrounding areas and temporarily remove all feeling.

Will my lips be swollen after the treatment?

Following your lip augmentation procedure, you will have some swelling; however, swelling is normally minimal and barely visible. It is recognisable only in the fact that the day after your procedure when the swelling subsides, you may notice that your lips look marginally smaller than they appeared immediately after the injections. Dr. Harceaga’s patients rarely experience any bruising or excessive swelling that temporarily makes it obvious they had a lip enhancement done.

How long does the enhancement last?

The enhancement from Hyaluronic Acid Lip Fillers generally lasts for about 6 to 9 months. The exact time varies between patients and the type and amount of filler that is used. Since Hyaluronic Acid is completely absorbed and broken down by the body over a period of months, a re-treatment session is recommended every 6 months to maintain results.

Find out more

You can find out more about lip augmentation on our blog pages. At London Lipo Institute, we have a number of plastic surgeons experienced in lip augmentation. To book a free consultation, please call us on 01923 801601 or email info@londonlipoinstitute.com. Alternatively, please fill out the contact box below and a member of our team will get in touch with you.

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