Lip volume loss is mainly caused by the natural ageing process. Although volume loss is genetic, there are other reasons that cause it too.

Cosmetic surgeons recommend this procedure to people with this kind of features:

  • Thin lips
  • Lip volume loss caused by aging
  • Expression lines around the lips

It is a simple and short procedure that lasts between 30 minutes and 1 hour, and it provides fuller and more sensual lips. 

Also, it is possible to combine lip augmentation with lip lift. Both procedures can be done at the same time assuring positive results.

Nowadays, the application of injectable fillers is the most common method for lip augmentation, however is not the only one (see the following recommended procedures).

Benefits of Lip Augmentation

You should seek advice from your cosmetic surgeon. He will provide you with case studies that will show you before and after results, this way you can appreciate the results of lip augmentation with different methods, as well as the results of lip lift.

One of the most important benefits is that there are no age limits, and it can be done for women or men. 

A correct lip augmentation procedure adds:

  • Shape
  • Structure
  • Volume

How is Lip Augmentation done?

When choosing to undergo a lip augmentation procedure, there are two options you can choose from:

Fillings: Hyaluronic acid is injected and in a very short period of time you will see the results. This natural product is absorbable and has no adverse reactions. Its effects last approximately 6 to 10 months. After this period, you will need a new application to keep your lips fuller looking.

Implants: Lip augmentation surgery, also known as “cheiloplasty”, is a procedure done with local anesthesia. Small incisions are made in the corners of the lips and an implant made with soft and flexible silicone material is placed. After placing the implants, you will see immediate results: the lips will have a more youthful appearance and will definitely be bigger.


The importance of choosing the right surgeon

Fat injections and implants are procedures that require specialization and experience; because of this the doctor needs to inform you of possible side effects.

Although the procedure is simple and short, the conditions for practicing it should comply with the conditions of a specialized clinic under the supervision of a certified cosmetic surgeon. 

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