Lip filling is an aesthetic procedure aimed at making the lips fuller and more youthful, hydrating and correcting any inherent asymmetry.
When is lip filling warranted?
As we age, lip filling provides an opportunity to make corrections on increasingly flaccid lips, but it is also a solution for those who, despite their youth, find their lips too narrow. Lip filling can also remove small wrinkles around the mouth, and correct asymmetry.
What happens at the first consultation?
Our doctor will examine you during a personal consultation, select the type of correction and if you decide on the procedure, and consider whether there are any contraindications to the intervention.
Preparing for the intervention
In contrast to the preparations for plastic surgeries, no further examinations are required following that performed at the consultation, but we recommend the introduction of certain lifestyle changes to enhance the result of the treatment. We recommend that you do not smoke, eat light meals before the procedure, make sure you drink sufficient fluids, and cease taking aspirin, ginkgo biloba and other herbal remedies for two weeks prior to lip filling.
What happens during the procedure?
As a first step, our plastic surgeon with a mixed anaesthetic cream anesthetizes the area for treatment. He then inserts a fine needle, 2-3mm deep, at the border of the lip edge with the skin, before slowly and gradually retracting the needle while delivering the filler at several points. This is repeated at several other points, which takes 20-30 minutes. At our Plastic Surgery Institute, we only use absorbent fillers, as the use of non-absorbable substances is not safe enough and can lead to too many complications. The American preparation mostly used in our hospital - Juvéderm - is a product based on hyaluronic acid, which is usually effective for 8-12 months. For a continuous result, lip filling must therefore be repeated at certain intervals.
What results can you expect from the intervention?
After lip filling, the whole face is rejuvenated, its radiance becomes even more feminine and sensual, and wrinkles around the mouth disappear.
Your lips may be slightly swollen for a few days after filling, and redness may appear around them. You should not use make-up for the first two days, avoid chewing gum for a few days, and during this period it is not advisable to have a dental procedure or massage your lips. Cosmetic tattoos and using the solarium are not recommended for a month. During the consultation, our specialist will inform you of any complications.