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Lip Augmentation   
 
 
Lip augmentation is a commonly performed cosmetic procedure. If performed by the right professional using the correct filler then it should be practically problem free. 
 
It is very important to ensure that it is being performed by a professional with the right qualifications and training as there are many patients around the world who cannot open their mouth due to hard and very stiff lips after injections.There are even more patients with permanent lumpy lips. Be careful to get the right product administered by the right professional.
There are no safe permanent fillers for lips as yet. And as lips are so delicate it's not justified to take a risk at all.
Lips are generally augmented with a 'gentle' HA filler which lasts 4 to 6 months (go to the Puragen and Prevelle sections of this website for further information). Alternatively they can be augmented using your own body fat. At Cosmetica we will advise you what we feel the best safest option for your lips and use a local anaesthetic technique that suites your comfort.
 
How is Lip Augmentation performed?
Initial consultation will determine the goals of treatment, make note of any associated abnormalities and plan the optimum Lip Augmentation - Lip Enhancement treatment to achieve the ideal result in each patient. Treatment is carried out in the out-patient setting and takes 20 – 30 minutes. A topical local anaesthetic cream and or local anaesthetic injections make the treatment as comfortable as possible.  HA filler is delivered via multiple injections using a very fine needle to the area. HA filler is injected into the lip margin and body to provide the desired shape and volume to achieve the ideal Lip Augmentation - Lip Reshaping.
Surgical enhancement with Lip Implants requires small incision in the corner of the mouth which are closed with fine dissolving sutures. The Lip Augmentation - Lip enhancement with the FulFil Lip implants takes 20 - 30 mins to perform in the out-patient setting.
 
Will the Lip Augmentation - Reshaping be painful / cause bruising?
Minimal discomfort is expected during the Lip Augmentation - FulFil Lip Implant procedure or injections with HA fillers no bruising should generally occur with the careful techniques used. Cooling of the skin before and after treatment help reduce discomfort
 
When will results be seen following Lip augmentation?
With all of the techniques used - FulFil Lip Augmentation , Restylane Lipp, Evolence and Laresse immediate improvement in the lips is seen. Some swelling is expected in the first 2 – 3 days before the results are evident at 4 -5 days. 
How long will the result last after Lip Augmentation?
Restylane Lipp and Laresse will provide improvement in the lips that generally lasts for 4 -6 months. Evolence is expected to last from 9 – 12 months. Repeat treatments are recommended every 6 months to maintain the improvement. 
Enhancement with the FulFil Lip implant provides permanent improvement in lip shape and volume.
 
What are the side effects or risks following Lip Augmentation?
Mild discomfort, swelling and bruising can occur. Reactions following HA fillers are rare. Infection is rare. Granuloma formation is also rare.
There is a very uncommon risk of infection and loss of the implant occurs with the Lip Implants
 
 
 
 
 
 
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