Lip augmentation

Lip augmentation/Lip Enhancement

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Full and plump lips are often considered a sign of good health, beauty and youth. Lip enhancement can be achieved with the use of injectable fillers such as hyaluronic acid, lipofilling (fat grafting) or other surgical techniques- silicone implants or W-Y plasty. The most appropriate technique is selected according to the facial characteristics of each patient, the shape of the nose and the structure of the lips. Lip augmentation is often performed in thin upper and lower lip, as well as in a reduced volume as a result of ageing. Injectable fillers as hyaluronic acid are one of the most desirable and frequently performed nonsurgical procedures.

Using a Silicone oil for Augmentation procedures is strictly forbidden, as it is prohibited by the World Health Organization, due to the observed side effects.
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View prices for lip augmentation Hyaluronic acid is one of the most common polysaccharides produced by the body. Built out of gluconic acid and N - acetyl - glucosamine it is a main component of the connective tissue and with other related proteins, it forms the basis of the intercellular substance. It has been shown that hyaluronic acid takes the role of a "molecular" sponge due to its helical structure / draws 1000 times more water than its own weight / and because of this ability, it maintains the optimum moisture balance of the skin, increasing its elasticity and slowing the aging process.Hyaluronic acid is completely absorbed by the body.

Lip augmentation with dermal fillers-hyaluronic acid

Lip Enhancing with dermal fillers is one of the most successful methods among the non-surgical procedures. Dermal fillers can give a new form, structure and volume of the lips. After injecting the hyaluronic acid in the lips, the effect is immediately visible and lasts from 6 to 18 months, depending on the individual characteristics of each patient. The advantage of lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid is that the injecting of the filler allows control for achieving the desired volume / application can be done a few times / and does not damage the tissue and the structure of the lips. The amount of hyaluronic acid which is injected into the lips depends on the face structure, in order to obtain the best possible aesthetic result.

The procedure lasts 15-20 minutes, it is possible to be performed under local anesthesia by patient`s request or if the filler does not contain lidocaine. After the procedure a slight swelling and / or bruising / depending on skin type / can appear, which disappears within a few hours. Allergic reaction is unlikely, as hyaluronic acid is a natural component of the body, but if the patient is allergic to lidocaine, it is necessary to inform the doctor who will perform the procedure.

Dermal fillers can be used to restore volume to areas of the face like cheeks, temples, nasolabial folds and mariomette lines, add volume to thinning lips, enhance chin and refine the jawline.

Fat grafting Lip Augmentation- Lipofilling

Fat Grafting Lip augmentation is performed with own autologous fat. In this procedure, a liposuction is performed in the abdominal area, thighs or hips. The fat is then injected into the lips. This procedure can be performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. Lip augmentation with fat grafting can last up to one hour. The result is visible immediately, the effect of the procedure lasts to 24 months. Allergic reactions are not expected to occure.

Lip augmentation surgery with silicone implants

Lip augmentation surgery with implants is a permanent solution for plumping and reshaping the lips. Lip implants are shaped like small tubes filled with synthetic material. A lip augmentation surgery with implants can take from 30 minutes to two hours depending on the technique used and the extent of the enhancement. The procedure is performed under general anestesia.The incisions at the corners of the mouth or along the upper line of the lip in order to create a thin tunnel for accommodating the implants.

Lip augmentation with WY plasty - Lip Lift Surgery

Lip Lift Surgery is a very popular procedure performed under general anestesia. This surgery reduces the distance between the top of the upper lip and the base of the nose. Surgically lifting the upper lip not only allows for a more prominent vermillion (the red portion of the lip) but it can also shorten the cutanious lip (the skin between the red lip and the nose).A fine incision,shaped like the horns of a bull or like "W" letter,  that hides along the base of the nose, is made.The skin is elevated inferiorly and a predetermined amount of skin is removed. The closure of the surgical site essentially pulls the lip upward toward the nose allowing for the improvement desired.The result is visible immediately, although it is possible to observe a slight swelling for the first few days. In order to reduce the risk and subsequent side effects, it is necessary to maintain a strict oral hygiene.