Beauty trends can change over time. Remember when ladies tried to starve themselves to achieve an almost impossible size? Now, more people embrace their curvier bodies. Before, long hair was ‘in’. But now, shorter ones are celebrated too. And since we are talking about trends, one of the most popular today is having fuller lips.
Think about Hollywood A-listers like Angelina Jolie and Scarlet Johansen. And who can forget, Kylie Jenner. These are the most prominent ladies today that support full lips. Without much of a surprise, many people would like to follow their lead.
If you are one of them, it’s crucial that you understand the basics of lip augmentation procedures. It’s not just about looking great, but you need to know its effects as well and how you can take care of yourself.
What are Lip Fillers?
This is considered the most popular way to get fuller lips, and the most common type of filler is hyaluronic acid. What it does is not just to make your lips look fluffier. It also improves its shape.
It’s a great option as this has minimal swelling and bruising compared to other procedures. In addition, the bumps could dissolve quickly, and the injections are done in separate sessions. This way, the patient can gauge easily if they are already satisfied with the results, or if they need more. Lastly, only a few patients reported allergic reactions to this type of filler.
With the help of your doctor, you can decide how much filler to use so you can achieve your dream lips. The filler should last for about half a year.
What is a Lip Flip?
There’s another procedure called the lip flip. With this, the doctors use Botox injections for achieving fuller lips.
What Botox does is relax the muscles from the upper lip so it can be flipped up. It gives the illusion that your lips are full, and it does not add volume to it. This should take only 10 minutes to finish, and the procedure is painless. You can see the results after two weeks, and it should last for around three months.
What are Lip Implants?
When you undergo a lip implant, incisions will be made on the corners of your mouth. From here, a clamp will be inserted, and a pocket will be created. The clamp will be used to open the pocket where the implant will be placed. After the clamp is removed, the incision will be closed.
The entire procedure should take at least half an hour if there are no complications. There is a downtime of two weeks, so it is suggested not to put any pressure on your lips.
Aside from using plastic implants, others choose fat grafting and tissue grafting.
When we say fat grafting, they will use the fat from your abdomen to make your lips look fuller. On the other hand, tissue grafting uses the skin found on the lower stomach.
Which One is Most Effective?
The answer depends on your preference. If this is your first time trying out lip augmentation, we recommend lip fillers as these are more temporary. But if you want a more permanent result and you are willing to take a rest for quite some time, implants could be a good solution.
Post-Procedure Recovery Tips
Let’s have a quick rundown of what you need to do post-procedure to ensure that you will recover the fastest possible time.
- Never touch, rub, or massage your lips
- Do not smoke
- Sleep on your back
- Use ice packs for swelling
Also, don’t forget to go back to your doctor for follow up appointments. This is to ensure that nothing is wrong and that your healing time is still normal.
Choosing the Right Doctor for Your Lip Procedure
While lip augmentation is safe and a quick medical process, you should only allow a trained and certified professional to do it. Dr. Chopra has performed a countless number of aesthetically pleasing lip augmentations. To schedule an appointment or a consultation, contact us today!