Whether through genetic disposition or aging, many people lose volume in their lips. Lip Augmentation will restore a fuller shape, enhancing facial appearance.
Prior to surgery Doctor Pat will consult with prospective patients, to determine expectations and to explain the procedure, including possible after-effects. This will also help the Doctor assess the patients’ suitability for Lip Augmentation, and advice on likely results.
The procedure is carried out under local anesthetic, meaning that the patient is awake, though drowsy, throughout, but insensitive to pain. The Doctor injects filler (usually collagen, but the final choice will be decided at the pre-operative consultancy) into the inside of the upper and / or lower lip.
Following the treatment patients can return to their place of residence. Mild pain and discomfort may be experienced post-operation, for which prescription pain medication can be used. Some degree of swelling be expected for a few days, but this is only temporary.
Because the body naturally absorbs the materials used as fillers, patients may notice a reduction in fullness of lips over time.