To be considered a good candidate for lip augmentation, you will need to:
- Have realistic expectations about what lip augmentation can achieve
- Be in good health
- Be 18 years or older
- Have thin or uneven lips that you are wanting to increase the volume of.
Those who should not have lip augmentation include those who:
- Are pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Have a history of severe allergies
- Have unrealistic expectations of what the procedure can achieve.
Those who have certain connective tissue disorders are at a higher risk of experiencing side effects.
Side effects include:
These will generally fade after one to two days.
Lip augmentation requires little preparation nor downtime. Your lips will be numbed with ice, numbing cream or a local anaesthetic injection. The filler will then slowly be injected until the lips are at the requested volume. You may be given ice to apply to the lips after the injections are completed. The whole procedure should take around 20 minutes to complete.
While the thought of getting injections into your lips can be a bit daunting, at London Lipo Institute we ensure we use anaesthetic creams which mean your lips will be numb and you will not experience pain from the needle injections. If need be, we can inject a local anaesthetic, so the lips and surrounding areas will be completely numb.
It is normal to experience some swelling after lip augmentation. This swelling is minimal and not very noticeable. This will affect the results, as you will notice your lips will appear smaller after the swelling subsides.
The Hyaluronic Acid Lip Fillers generally last from six to nine months. This will vary from each patient and will depend on how much filler was injected. To maintain results, we recommend having injections every six months.
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