Information on Lip Fillers

By Terry Sanfielder

One of the most highly sought after cosmetic surgeries available today is lip enhancement. In today's fashion culture, a rising number of women are appreciating the more full and thick look that results from lip enhancement. There are other reasons to use lip fillers, such as for people who have had numerous lip infections, or complications from diabetes or other medical issues.

But what exactly is it that lip enhancement involves?

A patient decides on a fuller look and shape, and a lip filler is used to achieve the result. Some of the common questions about the procedure involved with lip fillers will be discussed here, and we will quickly go over some of the details.

What kind of lip fillers are utilized at this time?

Most often, hyaluronic acid is the filler of choice. This is actually a natural part of the human body's composition, although it is available on the commercial market. This material will stay where it is injected and fill the empty space, causing the lasting effect of fullness.

It is being used less today, but some patients choose to have their own body fat injected into their lips. Commonly used hyaluronic acid products include Restylane and Perlane.

What do fillers do to make lips more appealing?

Injecting lip fillers into precisely the right parts of the lip allows the size, shape and general volume of the lips to be increased and be more desirable. This can significantly improve the cosmetic appearance of the lips and can also improve the confidence of the patient.

How does the actual procedure work?

The patient seldom needs to be admitted, as this process can be completed as an outpatient procedure. To reduce any minor pains, a little anaesthetic is often applied locally to the lips. The target areas then have hyaluronic acid injected using a fine needle, which enhances the lip's size and shape. Once the required fullness is achieved, ice may be applied to the lips to help ease any pain or discomfort that the patient is feeling. The effect of the process is seen very swiftly after, since the lips naturally heal at a fast pace.

What makes lip fillers beneficial?

Many patients show higher levels of confidence after the procedure. The doctor is able to give the patient the desired thickness and shape that the patent is seeking, using a hyaluronic acid filler. The lips will have a symmetrical look, and the filler will reduce any minor imperfections. Bruising is very slight if any, and it is highly uncommon that there is an allergic reaction.

Are there any side effects?

Of course it is possible so it is relevant, but it happens very infrequently. Patients who experience anything adverse usually report a little swelling, bruising or redness in the immediate area. The possible minor side effects are gone soon. The duration of pain and swelling is usually quite low, but on a rare occasion, it can go on for longer than expected. When an allergic reaction does occur, immediate medical treatment is necessary.

How long will the treatment be noticeable?

On average, lip fillers stay in place for around 6 months. Follow up treatments can be scheduled if a patient requires them.


Lip fillers are a safe and effective way of enhancing one's lips and cosmetic appearance. The procedure is simple and has hardly any side effects. Visit your medical aesthetician right away to find out how this procedure could help you.

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