Many have opted for lip augmentation for bigger, fuller and sensual lips. People with thin or crumpled lips with lines are the best candidates for this elective cosmetic procedure. It is simple and hardly takes much time or effort. Plastic surgeons bring about customized results for their patients by making use of fillers or implants.
Fillers are injections that increase the volume of the lips. Fat, Collagen, Artecoll, Autologen, Dermalogen, and Fascia are some of the fillers. The specialist injects either one of these substances to selected parts of the lips to provide the proper shape and size. This is done carefully because the expectation of one candidate varies from the other.
Many patients and plastic surgeons commonly prefer fat or collagen for lip augmentation. Collagen is injected from the corner of the mouth to other parts of the lips. Injection of fat, on the other hand, is a more detailed procedure. Plastic surgeons administer local anesthesia to the region from where fat is to be extracted. The fat is carefully suctioned out using a suction device after which it is injected into the lips. As an anesthetic is administered, the patient hardly feels any pain or discomfort. Slight bruising or swelling is common after undergoing the procedure, which gradually subsides and disappears in the course of time.
The effects of the lip augmentation for bigger, fuller lips using fillers are temporary. Grafting provides more lasting results. Synthetic implants such as Gore-Tex, SoftForm and soft ePTFE are inserted into the lips by making incisions at the corners of the lips. Unlike fillers, the implants do not get absorbed by the body and remain in their place without shrinking. People must discuss the pros and cons of the procedure with their plastic surgeon before taking the final decision. This will give you a clear understanding and remove any wrong notions.