Lip surgery is a popular cosmetic procedure for people who are unhappy with the appearance of their lips. Patients may undergo lip surgery for thinning and whitening in order to make them appear fuller and symmetrical. It can also improve the appearance of vertical lip lines. It is also used to restore volume to thin lips and refine their shape.
Unlike lip fillers, lip reduction surgery is an invasive and irreversible procedure. It involves using a needle to remove skin from the wet-dry border of the lips and creating a new shape and line. Depending on the amount of skin removed, this procedure can either reduce the size of your lips or remove insoluble permanent fillers. Aside from the potential for permanent scarring, lip reduction surgery is an excellent choice for those who are unhappy with the appearance of their lips.
While lip surgery isn't appropriate for people with chronic conditions or infections, it can improve the shape of your lips. However, lip augmentation does require some preparation. Patients should stop smoking and refrain from taking blood-thinning drugs as they may worsen bruising after the procedure. Patients may choose to undergo local anesthesia for lip augmentation, or they may opt for a general anesthetic.
Dermal fillers, such as Juvederm XC gel, can improve the appearance of thin lips. These injections are less invasive than lip surgery, but do require some recovery time. Although you may experience minor pain during the procedure, you can return to normal activities almost immediately after the procedure. Most patients are able to return to normal activities soon after the procedure. A local anaesthetic is applied prior to the injection.
The recovery period after lip injection is usually about 10 days. It is possible to have more color than usual, but the process is difficult to reverse. After the procedure, lips will appear more plump and reddened. After the procedure, the lips may be very tender and may itch. If the lips have been treated with scar tissue, sun damage, or implants, results may be less than ideal. Any lip enhancement procedure will have some risks, and patients should discuss all of them with their doctor.
While some people are born with thin lips, the procedure has been on the rise in recent years. Lip reduction surgery has risen in popularity in Asia, and was common five to 10 years ago. Those who are 18 to 55 years old had the procedure performed in the past, but it has been increasingly popular in the US. The procedure is quick, safe, and easy to schedule during lunch hours. It is also relatively affordable and can be done during your lunch break.
Unlike dermal fillers, which are temporary and oftentimes not permanent, lip implants are a more permanent solution. The implants are made of soft silicone rubber or biodegradable material and do not leak or rupture. They are a permanent solution for thin and thinning lips and are the ideal solution for those who want to have more volume in their lips. Incisions are made in the corners of the mouth and the lips are anesthetized.