Lip Injections in Yuma, AZ
Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure with injections that helps to increase lip size. Either the upper or lower lip, or both, can be augmented. Whether the results are temporary or permanent depends on the type of augmentation performed. There are several different techniques for augmenting lips. Most involve injecting a facial filler, although fat transfers (also called fat grafting) and implants are also options.
Fat Transfer Vs. Injectables
Injectable fillers usually contain a hyaluronic-acid material. Fat transfers inject fat that is harvested from the patient’s body. Implants are placed under the skin; they are often made of a soft, solid-silicone elastomer. Which type of augmentation is used depends upon the individual patient, doctor preference and the cosmetic results desired. At Avanti Skin Center of Yuma, our team utilizes injectable fillers for lip augmentation.
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Lip Augmentation Procedure
Lip augmentation with injectables is performed in a doctor’s office, and typically requires only a topical anesthetic. An allergy test may be performed if the filler contains synthetic materials. The filler is injected directly into the lips; proper placement is important to achieve optimal results.
What to Expect after lip injections
After lip augmentation with injectables, patients typically experience mild discomfort and swelling for a few days; they usually subside on their own.
When Can I return to work?
Most patients can return to work and other normal activities within 1 to 2 days after the procedure, although exercise and other strenuous activities should be avoided for a bit longer.
How long is recovery time from lip augmentation?
Recovery from fat-transfer procedures and implants will take longer, usually up to 2 weeks.
How many treatments are needed?
With injectables, patients require multiple treatments (usually every 3 to 4 months) to maintain results.
Lip Augmentation Risks
Lip augmentation is considered a safe procedure, but there are risks. They include bleeding, infection, asymmetry, numbness, nerve damage, swelling and scarring.