Lip Augmentation Procedure, Recovery Time and Cost in India

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Lip Augmentation Procedure, Recovery Time and Cost in India

Fuller, even tone and luscious lips are the ‘in’ thing. Both men and women around the world are opting for lip augmentation procedures to get celebrity lips such as those of Cindy Crawford, Kylie Jenner, Katrina Kaif and Madhuri Dixit.

Plump, youthful and smooth lips never go out of style and this is one beauty attribute that can be easily achieved and met with simple lip augmentation treatments. Lip treatments also help defy the signs of ageing. Ageing, sun exposure and genetics can also cause the lips to lose their colour, look thin and lined. Voluptuous natural looking, full lips are a sign of youth and beauty. They can make your face look full of life, younger and rested.

Lip fillers and lip implants are two types of lip augmentation in Mumbai that can help you achieve the desired lip shape and volume that you desire and which suits your facial structure. Whether you are born with thin lips or lost lip volume because of ageing or other factors, lip augmentation can enhance what you have. It can permanently or temporarily improve the shape and size of the lips and easily tailored to meet your expectations. Lip augmentation can

  • Create a fuller look on lips
  • Add definition to your smile
  • And turn the droopy corners of the mouth upwards.

There are different types of lip augmentation and recovery time and results depend on the type of procedure selected. Some procedures are temporary and non-surgical and some give more permanent results and involve making incisions on your lips.

Types of lip augmentation

Non-surgical options

These are non-invasive methods of lip augmentation that are done as in-office procedures. These include

Lip fillers or dermal fillers for lips

They are the most popular of the lip augmentation options. Dermal fillers are injected in on various points on the lips using a fine needle. This process takes about 10-30 minutes to complete. Different types of dermal fillers include Juvéderm, Restylane, Voluma, Belotero Balance, HylaForm, Elevess, Prevelle Silk and Perlane.

Fillers can be injected in both upper and lower lips. The cosmetic surgeon will take the pictures of your lips during consultation and assess the natural facial balance. This will help the doctor determine which areas of your lips need fillers to give them a naturally fuller shape and appearance.

Hyaluronic acid is the most common type of lip filler used for lip augmentation in India. This is because it can make a visible difference in the shape, structure and volume of the lips. The gel in fillers also gives support to the shape of the lips. Hyaluronic acid gives the best plumping effect. Lip fillers are also called lunchtime procedures. Their effects last for about six to eight months.

Fillers have many advantages over other lip augmentation procedures such as

  • They give the cosmetic practitioner the freedom to control the lip volume. The amount of substance to be injected can be modified to get desired lip volume.
  • Lip filler treatments can be paced over a period of time to get the desired results naturally
  • They make it easier to dissolve the lumps and bumps that are caused because of the movements of lips.
  • There is very little bruising
  • Less chances of allergic reaction with hyaluronic fillers as they are also naturally found in body.
  • They can be reversed. If you don’t like the results the surgeon can simply inject a substance to dissolve the fillers.

Autologous fat transfer

This is an alternative to lip fillers that involves taking fat from other area of the body and then injecting it into the lips. Fat is usually taken from the stomach area. The fat is then purified before injecting it in the lips. Lip augmentation using autologous fat transfer is also an in-office procedure and is completed in 60-90 minutes. There is no downtime and the results last for about five years or longer.

Benefits of fat transfer include

  • They look very natural
  • They do not cause any allergies because they are taken from the body
  • The results last for a long time and there is seldom any need of repeat treatment once you get the desired results.
  • It does not require any incisions

However fat transfer lip augmentation has a longer downtime because of the liposuction procedure and the major downside is that the changes once done are difficult to reverse.

Tissue grafting

This is a relatively new type of lip augmentation procedure. This procedure uses the patient’s dermis to act as a filler for the lips long with fat for lip augmentation treatment. In this procedure the dermatologist takes a small section of the skin from the stomach, removes the epidermis from it, carefully rolls the remaining dermis and inserts it in the lip as a filler.

The surgeon can use the skin on the C -section scar and resect it to get the desired amount of skin or they can also use leftover skin from a facelift. This type of lip augmentation surgery gives long lasting results of more than five years or more. However, this procedure is slightly invasive and costly and is done under local anaesthesia.


Surgical Lip augmentation procedures

Lip Implants

Synthetic or natural material implants are the more permanent way for lip enhancement. Implants for lips are made of soft, pliable materials. They can be silicon or made of various biodegradable materials that are hypoallergic and do not give an unnatural look to the lips. Since this is a surgical procedure, it is done under anaesthesia and takes about 30 minutes.

The cosmetic surgeon will numb your lips and make small incisions on the corner of the mouth, creates a tunnel under the skin of the lips by using threading, it then pulls the implant gently through the gap created. The surgeon will then check the shape and close the incision with stiches once satisfied. The benefits of lip implants are

  • The results can last for many many years sometimes even lifelong
  • It does not leave much visible scars

It does have a downtime of 3 days and if you are not satisfied by the results then another surgery will be needed to remove the lip implants. Another downside is that lip implants do not reduce the lip lines.

Lip lift

This surgical lip augmentation or enhancement process aim to give a fuller and shapely appearance to lips by removing the excess skin above the upper lips and under the nose.  These are permanent procedures for lip enhancement in Mumbai. There are three kinds of lip lifts

  • Direct lip lift: This procedure removes the skin from the red part of the upper lip this reducing the height of the upper red lip. However, this procedure also results in more front teeth showing.
  • Indirect lip lift: This procedure does not show an scars. This method gives a more visible pout and a natural plump look. this procedure is suitable for people who have thin upper lips and results in well-defined lip line.
  • Lip corner lift: The lift is done by making a small triangular excision on the corners of the upper lips. Lip augmentation is done to correct the droopy corners of the mouth. There are some visible scars but the results are permanent and scars fade away in some time.

Who can get a lip augmentation?

Lip augmentation is a popular cosmetic surgery and is a personal choice. Lip augmentation is a highly successful procedure for people who are healthy and

  • Have extremely thin lips that almost disappear when they smile
  • Have aging and thinning lips
  • Have lips that are thin and in a shape that makes them uncomfortable with their appearance
  • Want fuller lips that fit the facial structure better
  • Have uneven lips and gums are visible when they smile
  • Have lips that are too large for the face

Lip augmentation procedure in Mumbai is not suitable for candidate who are a chronic smoker or have an active infection on the skin. These procedures are also avoiding for people who are suffering from diabetes, lupus or other chronic medical conditions.

Lip enhancement will give a major boost to your confidence in your self-image.

Which lip augmentation will suit you the best?

different people see different results from lip enhancement procedures. the right procedure depends on your facial symmetry, structure, and the slip shape and size. Lip implants are not suitable for very thin lips or asymmetrical lips but they are idea for permanent results.

Recovery from lip augmentation

Lip enhancement procedures are quick to show the results and last for a long time depending on the type of procedure selected. Results are generally reversible for example the implant can be removed if you don’t like it, fillers can be dissolved using hyaluronidase. Here is how you can help your lips heal better and optimize your results better

  • Keep your head elevated while sleeping
  • Eat soft foods for the first few days post procedure
  • Don’t move your lips excessively or eat food that require too much chewing
  • Use an ice pack on the lips as directed

Lip augmentation cost in India

Lip plastic surgery cost in India is a quite affordable and worthy of its price. the cost varies from procedure to procedure. For exam the upper lip surgery cost in India is more than the simple lip filler treatment. Lip surgery using implants has a higher price than other non-surgical procedures but it lasts for a longer time.

Other factors affecting lip enhancement cost in India include the location of the clinic, the number of treatments needed to get the desired results, the experience of the surgeons and the options available with the cosmetic surgeon. Most of these procedures are not covered by insurance and therefore it is advised that you discuss with your service provider about the payment options.

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