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Lip Augmentation Miami is a cosmetic procedure that is performed to improve the appearance of the lips. It is done to make the lips look fuller and plumper. A plump and full lip make a person look more youthful and appealing.

During a Lip Augmentation Miami, the shape or size of the lips is usually considered in proportion to the size of the patient’s nose and surrounding facial features.

Who Should Undergo lip augmentation

Lip augmentation can be recommended for individuals whose lips are naturally too thin. Also, those who lose the fullness of their lips as they age are also ideal candidates for lip augmentation.

Methods of performing lip augmentation

There are different methods of performing lip augmentation. Some of these methods are temporary Lip Augmentation Miamiwhile some are longer lasting. Lip augmentation methods include:

  • Injectable dermal fillers
  • Fat transfer injections
  • Lip implants
  • Vermillion advancement surgery
  • Lip lift surgery

The temporary methods are most preferred because they can be modified to meet the patient’s desired appearance. The temporary method includes injectable dermal fillers and fat transfer injections.

The injectable dermal fillers are the most common method being used now. There are different types of dermal fillers but the most common fillers used today are fillers that contain substances similar to hyaluronic acid.

Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that is present in the body. There is a very low risk of complications or negative reactions of the hyaluronic acid fillers since the fillers are made from natural substances similar to those found in the body. The fillers are injected into the lips and on the surface around the mouth to make the lips fuller. It helps to increase the volume of the lips for a period of up to six months. You may need to undergo a repeat procedure after six months to maintain the effects of the treatment.

No matter the method being used, lip augmentation procedures can produce immediate effects. 

Benefits of lip augmentation

  1. It makes the lips look more defined and have a better contour.
  2. It helps to improve the appearance of the lips
  3. It helps to balance out the entire face.

How is the Procedure Performed?

Injectable dermal fillers are performed in a cosmetic clinic as an outpatient procedure. Before taking the injection, the cosmetic specialist will first apply a topical numbing agent on the lips to help numb the lips so you don’t feel any pains or discomfort. Nerve block injections may also be used to block the pain if necessary. The specialist will then mark the areas around the mouth where the injections will be made. Needles are then used to inject hyaluronic acid into the lips.

For the fat injection, the fat will be taken from the patient’s own body via liposuction and then injected into the lips of the patient. This procedure is more challenging than the injection of dermal fillers. The patient may have to stay in the clinic for a longer period of time in order for the fat to be removed.

After the treatment

After the fillers have been injected into the lips, ice is gently applied to the area to ease discomfort and reduce swelling. After about a day or two, the patient will notice a fuller and plumper lips appearance.

The recovery period after a lip filler injection takes just a day. The recovery period for surgical lip augmentation options may take up to a week.

You can continue with your normal daily activities after the treatment. Avoid using lipsticks or lip products immediately after undergoing the treatment.

Possible Risks and Complications

The Injectable lip augmentation methods are generally safer compared to surgical methods. However, both options carry some varying levels of risks and complications. Some of the potential complications that may occur after undergoing a lip augmentation include:

  • Bleeding
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Tenderness
  • Negative reactions to the numbing agent

These complications are mild and temporary and are expected to resolve within a few days. In rare cases whereby the swelling, redness, or bruising lasts for more than 10 days, the patient should immediately inform the cosmetic specialist immediately.

Other potential complications relating to the results of the procedure include:

  • Lip asymmetry
  • Lumps in the lips
  • Tissue loss
  • Scarring
  • Stiffening of the lips
  • Ulcerations in the lips
  • Infections

Cost of Lip Augmentation

The cost of Lip Augmentation Miami varies depending on the type of procedure performed, doctor’s experience, and location.

The cost also depends on how much material is required for the treatment and how many syringes of fillers injected.

Typically, you may need only one or two syringes. The total costs of the treatment range from $500 to $2,000.

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