If your lips are naturally thin and you wish you had fuller lips, you can think about injectable lip fillers, the most commonly used method of lip augmentation.
Lip fillers are a dermal injectable adding volume to your lips, making them plumper and fuller. There are various dermal fillers, but the most common ones contain Hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body that can help increase the volume of your lips.
Many people who get lip fillers want to increase the size of their lips.
Why Should You Go For Lip Fillers?
You might want to increase the size of your lips for several reasons:
- Your lips might have become thinner with age, and you would like to restore your previous lip size.
- Your lips are asymmetrical, and you would like to correct their shape.
- You notice wrinkles on the sides of your mouth when you smile, and you would like to smooth them out.
- Lip fillers can have a significant impact on your self-esteem.
- Lip fillers are safe, and there is a low risk of complications.
- Lip fillers are reversible; if you are unhappy with how you look, your doctor can dissolve your lip filler.
Are You A Good Candidate For Lip Fillers?
If you are thinking of getting lip fillers, you should be at least 21 years old and in good physical health to do it. Any oral infections should be considered carefully. You should have realistic expectations when you opt for lip fillers. It is noteworthy that using lip fillers is not approved if you are pregnant.
What Are the Results of Lip Fillers?
Genetics and an unhealthy lifestyle may cause a loss of volume in your lips over time. By adding volume to your lips, lip fillers will restore their shape. Though they do not prevent aging, lip fillers will help you achieve a perfect look and boost your self-esteem.
Lip fillers aren’t permanent, and the outcomes typically last 1 to 1.5 years, depending on factors such as your age and metabolism. You need regular touch-up treatments to maintain the results. You may experience minor pain, which should go away within 12 to 24 hours. Your lips will get swollen, but they will return to normal several days after the injections.
What Are Lip Fillers Before And After Tips?
Before the procedure, your doctor will evaluate certain factors such as risk factors, mental health, and social conditions. The reason you want lip fillers, your expectations from the results, and the shape of your face will be assessed, and photographs will be taken of your lips for your record.
You will then discuss your ideal appearance with the doctor and decide on a treatment plan. After the procedure, the doctor will gently massage your lips to help them absorb the filler. You will be monitored for any adverse side effects. Once you no longer require monitoring, you can return to your daily routine.
It would help if you waited for the anesthetic to wear off before eating, and avoided wiping your face or lips, drinking with straws, drinking alcohol, or smoking for at least 24 hours.
Your lips may be swollen, sensitive, or bruised after the treatment. The side effects usually wear off after about a week. You should schedule a follow-up appointment with your doctor to make sure everything is going as planned.
What Risks Will Lip Fillers Pose?
Bleeding and pain, cold sore reactivation, tenderness, infection, and asymmetry are some of the side effects that you may expect after lip fillers. If the filler is mistakenly injected into or around an artery, it could lead to a possible death of tissue. Another risk is the migration of the filler.
You can follow some tips after the treatment for a better experience.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Refrain from touching your lips.
- Be careful when brushing your teeth.
- Avoid exercising for at least one day.
- Avoid wearing any products on your lips for at least one day.
- Apply an ice pack to reduce inflammation and swelling.
You risk ruining your lips if you do not have a qualified provider to administer the injections. Some serious risks include the death of the tissues around your lips and infection.
Botox Lip Flip
To make your lips appear larger, you can get a Botox lip flip which is done using Botox injections. During this procedure, multiple units of Botox will be injected into the middle part of your upper lip. Once the muscles relax, your lip will lengthen and appear larger without additional volume.
You can use Botox and lip fillers simultaneously for a dramatic plumping effect.
Injecting Botox into your lip area can deliver several other cosmetic improvements. It can help decrease wrinkles in the lip area, elevate the corners of your mouth, diminish marionette lines and correct your gummy smile.
Botox injections usually take about 10 to 15 minutes, and no recovery time is required afterward, and you can carry on with your daily activities. Injections aren’t surgical procedures and are generally considered safe.
You may still encounter side effects lasting a couple of days, such as numbness, tenderness, bruising, swelling, headache, and nausea.
You should not get a Botox Lip Flip if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant within the next three months.
Whether you get Botox to enlarge your lips or fillers to make them fuller, you can trust our attentive providers at Beverly Wilshire Aesthetics. They can offer the best solutions to meet your expectations. The only thing you need to do is to contact us and schedule an appointment.