If you are considering lip augmentation in Los Angeles, it’s a good idea to understand how it works and what to expect so that you can be sure it’s the right choice for you. Here at Dr. Rojas Cosmetic Surgery, we specialize in lip augmentation procedures and can help you get the look you want. We also want you to have all of the answers to your questions before you decide if lip augmentation is right for you. We will address these issues in your initial consultation but there’s no harm in some initial information upfront. Check out these facts so you can make the best choice for you.
Purpose of Lip Augmentation
The main goal of lip augmentation in Los Angeles is to create fuller, plumper lips. This is most often done using a cosmetic dermal filler. There are several different kinds, including hyaluronic acid and collagen, though hyaluronic acid is the most common. They are injected into your lips to smooth out lines and wrinkles, making them appear fuller and younger.
Benefits of Lip Fillers
There are many great reasons to try lip fillers beyond the main goal of making your lips look fuller. The technology has improved in the years since lip augmentation was first introduced and that means less downtime and a lower risk of problems. The benefits of hyaluronic acid fillers is that it results in less bruising and there’s more control over where it’s applied so you get an even, symmetrical look when the treatment is complete. The results aren’t permanent, but they are long lasting so you won’t have to repeat the procedure too often.
During the Procedure
Knowing what to expect during the actual procedure is a good thing to know. Lip augmentation can be completed quickly with no downtime. The first step is numbing the area, after which your surgeon will mark the areas where the filler will be applied. A set of very thin needles is then used to inject the fillers into your lips. You
’ll notice a difference immediately and should avoid pressure and lip balm or lipstick for a short time after the procedure is finished. Otherwise, you can return to your normal routine immediately following your fillers.
Potential Side Effects
Lip augmentation carries far fewer risks of side effects than other cosmetic procedures because it’s non-surgical, but there are still some things you should be aware of and on the lookout for. Side effects include bleeding, swelling, bruising, redness, tenderness and the activation of cold sores (if you get them). These are generally mild and subside in just a couple of days. More serious things to watch for include severe swelling, asymmetry, lumps, infection and stiffening of the lips. You should also watch for symptoms of an allergic reaction and tissue loss and should call your surgeon immediately if you notice any of these side effects.