This is most often achieved through the injection of a dermal filler (such as hyaluronic acid) that increases your lips’ volume. Not only can this provide more voluptuous lips but it also has the added benefit of smoothing out any lines, wrinkles, or scars surrounding them as well.
Hyaluronic Acid (H.A.) Benefits
Best Candidates for Lip Augmentation
Ideal candidates for lip augmentation should have realistic expectations, be in overall good health, and have had minimal to no previous cosmetic procedures performed on their lips. Conditions that make lip augmentation candidacy less viable include heavy scarring, oral herpes, diabetes, lupus, connective tissue disorders, and blood clotting issues. These can and should be reviewed during your consultation at Clinic 360. This session is conducted well in advance of your lip augmentation procedure and your physician will examine you and go over your medical history in order to assess whether this is the right choice for you and your expectations. It is also at this time that you can inform the physician of any allergies you may have and any previous cosmetic procedures you have received. It is important to be thorough and honest in your disclosures as this can help prevent further risks of complications following treatment.
How is a Lip Augmentation Performed at Clinic 360?
The area to be treated with lip augmentation is then marked and a fine-point needle is gently inserted. Through this, the injectable filler is placed in the lips. Depending on the size of the area treated, along with the amount of hyaluronic acid injected, results may last between 6 months to a year before needing a touch-up procedure.
Lip Augmentation Potential Risks
As with any cosmetic procedure, there are certain risks inherent to lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid. Many complications can be avoided if you are completely honest and thorough in your disclosures to your doctor during your consultation at Clinic 360. Stopping smoking and taking Aspirin-based painkillers 2 week prior to and after your lip augmentation can also minimize risks as these both hinder healing, and disrupt blood flow and clotting.
More general risks of complications associated with lip augmentation include:
- Allergic reaction to anaesthetic (lidocaine)
- Asymmetrical results
- Lumps of filler
- Ulceration of lips
- Hardening of the lips
- Allergic reaction to filler (redness, itchiness, swelling)
Lip Augmentation Recovery
Prior to your procedure, you should prepare a recovery area in your home including ice packs to reduce swelling, pillows to prop up your head when lying down, any healing salves or ointments prescribed by your doctor, and a selection of soft foods.
Cost & Financing
Your payment options include cash, debit, or credit. If you are unable to pay upfront, you may also opt for a financing plan. Please consult with one of our representatives for further information.