The big fleshy lips are a global symbol of sexuality, youth and beauty. Although lips naturally lose shape and fullness with age, it is only recently that plastic surgeons have developed a way to reverse the signs of aging and bring back the sexy pout in the lips from a woman.
Whether the goal is to look younger, more desirable or to become more confident, lip enhancement is a reliable and simple way to give patients luscious and fuller lips and reduce fine lines around them of the mouth. Due to major surgery, Egypt suffers from long periods of convalescence.
With a growing number of women under the knife to regain their youthful appearance, the business for cosmetic surgeons specializing in lip enhancements is booming. It is thanks to this boom that lip enhancement procedures have come down in price and in quality and efficiency. In today's market, there are dozens of different types of labial injections and procedures, allowing each patient to choose the best technique for his or her own body and aesthetic goals.
What is lip enhancement?
One defines as any procedure that increases the fullness of the lips through an injection of soft tissue – such as collagen – or by the placement of a synthetic material – such as an implant for the lips.
With recent improvements in cosmetic surgery technology, there are now more than eight different types of injections and more than four types of labial implants for patients, the most popular of which include collagen, Fat or Restylane for fat injections and grafting or Gore-Tex for implantation.
Because collagen and fat are absorbed by the body, patients who choose these injection options will need repeated treatments every few months to maintain the results. New options such as Gore-Tex and SoftForm are synthetic materials that can help a patient achieve a permanent result; However, they also have a higher rate of allergic reaction because they are synthetic. Another option for patients who fear to have an allergic reaction is lip rejuvenation, which tightens the natural collagen and tissues benefit the lips to reduce wrinkles and give a younger look.
Who are the best candidates?
Plumping lips can be bought by anyone who wants luscious, luscious lips and less wrinkles around the mouth. The best candidates should be in excellent health and free of oral herpes, scars, or certain diseases such as diabetes, lupus, connective tissue disorders or blood clotting problems that may complicate the procedure.
Because individuals have their own beauty goals, a number of formulas and implants have been developed by researchers and physicians. Patients must be open and honest with their doctors about the desired results, and plan to work with their doctor to decide which lip procedure will best meet their needs and produce favorite results.
Good candidates for lip enhancement must have realistic expectations and understand that injections and implants are designed to improve the appearance of the patient's lips and face and not to create a radical change in the general appearance.
What are the advantages?
One of the many benefits is achieving noticeable results in a short period of time with a short recovery period. Patients can expect to resume normal activities within one or two days, depending on the procedure of lip enhancement and the materials used. Although the exchange may sometimes last up to two weeks, the overall recovery periods for patients with lip enhancement are among the shortest in the field of plastic surgery.
For patients who may not be ready for permanent change, temporary procedures for lip enhancement, such as the injection of collagen or fat, can be particularly tempting because they produce much more abundant lips for four weeks or six months. Once they saw the positive results, many patients then chose to return to their plastic surgeon for a lip tracking procedure, or opt for a permanent implant.
What are the risks involved?
Although plastic surgeons offer different lip enhancement techniques, none are perfect. Like any plastic surgery, a small percentage of patients with lip embellishment may experience side effects, including prolonged redness, swelling, itching, or firmness at the injection site. Although rare, some patients may also experience bleeding, lip asymmetry, or an infection that may require antibiotics or removal of implants.
Many plastic surgeons perform a collagen skin test before treatment to determine if a patient may have a bad reaction to the lip enhancement procedure. Patients with a history of allergic reactions, or those who are allergic to lidocaine – the local anesthetic used during a lip enhancement procedure – should notify their physician beforehand and not be a good candidate for lip enhancement. Patients with skin infections or active inflammatory conditions in the days preceding their lip enhancement procedure may be asked to postpone the appointment until the condition goes away.