Lip fillers are simple and easy way to augment your lips. They are painless, non-surgical and reversible and can be combined with other procedures like Rhinoplasty to further augment other facial features. There are many kinds of Lip fillers available in the medical world. Collagen used to be the most popular of the fillers but nowadays this is replaced by hyaluronic acid fillers.

Fillers can be used for changing the shape, structure and volume of the lips. These lip fillers come with various commercial names such as Restylane, Juvederm Ultram Belotero Balance, HylaForm, Elevess, Prevelle Silk, and Captique. The fillers are made of a gel like material and are made up of substance having close properties to the human tissues. The fillers are preferred for many reasons these are:

Control over lip volume: Since it is in the surgeon’s hand how much filler has to be injected therefore the lip volume can be easily controlled.

The results can be controlled: It is not necessary that the fillers should be given in one go therefore the treatment can be controlled in stages to observe the results carefully.

Fillers take care of the bumps and lips: If there are any bumps and lumps on the lips they also get filled when fillers are injected to change the volume of the lips.

Since it is temporary and outpatient procedure the results are immediate and less bruising.

Lip fillers can last for up to a year and a half and there are very less chances of having any allergic reaction. However you should discuss with your doctor if you have any allergies.

Preparing for Lip Augmentation

Before you actually get the lip fillers injections on your lips there are some things which you need to keep in mind as preparation for the same.

The first step is to find the right plastic surgeon to do the job. Do not be swayed by those offering discounts and quick jobs. Injection lip fillers are a precision job and only experts can do this successfully. A botched up lip augmentation procedure will leave you unsatisfied and incur additional expenditure of getting it reversed. You can do your research online or look for recommendations around you.

If you are combining Lip fillers with Rhinoplasty make sure that you ask your surgeon about how long you will have to wait post Rhinoplasty for lip augmentation. Lip fillers after a Rhinoplasty are a very good idea. However if there is some swelling in the nose and upper lip after the Rhinoplasty then the surgeon will advise you to wait a few days before injecting lip fillers.

Lip fillers can easily look face if not done by a certified plastic surgeon. Therefore meet and consult with the plastic surgeon as often as possible to clear all your doubts and be sure that you like the results they are predicting.

Once you are happy with the surgeon’s suggestions then make an appointment for Lip augmentation.

The procedure

The process begins with surgeon injecting local anesthesia on your lips to make them numb. Once this takes effect then the surgeon will start injecting the fillers to the lips. After the injections are done the surgeon will gently massage one your lips to give them the desired shape and distribute the fillers. Once the process is done you have to wait for a while for the anesthesia effect to wear off.

After the Lip filler Procedure

You can see the results of the lip fillers almost immediately. You will have to get them done again after the effects start to wear off but it is a simple procedure so can be done easily.

Every facial feature has got its own symmetry. Lips and nose also have a relationship that helps define the facial proportion. Large noses need fuller lips to maintain the proportion. Therefore, lip fillers are generally done after the Rhinoplasty to maintain the balance.


About Dr. Debraj Shome

Dr. Debraj Shome- Facial Plastic Surgeon in Mumbai, India

Dr. Debraj Shome – Founder, The Esthetic Clinics, is a top facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Shome is currently a Consultant at the best Mumbai hospitals like Saifee Hospital, Breach Candy Hospital, Nanavati Hospital & Apollo Spectra Hospital in Mumbai, India. He has 40+ research papers in the best international journals, numerous presentations at conferences & many awards such as “Best Plastic Surgeon in Mumbai”, “Best Plastic Surgeon in India”, Best Cosmetic Surgeon in India”, “Best Cosmetic Surgeon in Mumbai”, “Breakthrough Innovator in Facial Plastic Surgery” etc. A celebrity plastic surgeon, Dr. Shome believes plastic, reconstructive & cosmetic face surgery can allow you to lead a more fulfilled life….Read more

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