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What is lip augmentation?

Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that enhances the appearance and volume of the lips with injectable dermal fillers or fat injections.

Lip augmentation has become increasingly popular in recent years as people strive for fuller lips. Plump lips are associated with youth and considered more attractive, which is why many individuals who feel that their lips are too thin or have lost volume over time want to augment their lips. Lip augmentation can also help correct an uneven lip shape and reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles around the lips.

1. Lip fillers

Lip fillers are the most commonly used method in lip augmentation. It involves the use of injectable substances to add volume and enhance the appearance of the lips. Thanks to injectable dermal fillers, genetically thin lips can be enhanced, or lips that have lost volume due to aging can be restored.

Lip fillers are applied quickly, and the results are immediate. However, permanent fillers and excessive volume of lip fillers should be avoided to achieve a natural look.


The use of hyaluronic acid in lip fillers

Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance in the body responsible for hydration and volume. It can hold up to a thousand times its own weight in water, making it the ideal injectable dermal filler.

When used as a lip filler, hyaluronic acid helps to add volume to the lips and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. It both moisturizes the skin and creates volume which will last for months.

Another reason why hyaluronic acid is such a popular dermal filler is that it is a reversible procedure in case the patient is unhappy with the results.


Permanent lip fillers

One of the advantages of hyaluronic acid is that it dissolves and disappears in time. But it is also one of its disadvantages. Hyaluronic acid fillers last for about 3-12 months. This period may be affected by a number of factors, such as the patient's immune system, tobacco use, age, anatomy, facial expressions, etc.

Patients who want more permanent results sometimes opt for other options, such as silicone lip injections. However, they are non-reversible procedures that may cause serious complications.


Fat injection to lips

Fat injection is another way of permanent lip enhancement. It involves removing fat from one area of the body and injecting it into the lips to add volume.

However, since fat tissues are bound to be largely absorbed by the body, a higher volume of fat must be injected into the target area, which is bound to cause an unnatural look, some swelling, and bruising.

Returning to one's social life cannot be as quick as is the case with hyaluronic acid fillers. When fat injections are combined with another procedure, such as a nose job, the lips can go back to their intended size during recovery.

You can find more on facial fillers here.


How are lip fillers applied?

Lip fillers are typically applied through a series of injections into the lips using a fine needle. Before the procedure, the individual may be given a local anesthetic to numb the area, or a topical numbing cream may be applied to minimize discomfort. The filler is then carefully injected into the desired areas of the lips to add volume and enhance their shape. Fillers can be injected into a portion of the lip or the entire lip. The amount of filler to be used depends on the patient's needs and desired appearance.


Are lip fillers permanent?

How long an injectable dermal filler lasts depends on many factors, including where they are injected. Lip fillers can last from 3 months to a year.


What is the recovery like after getting lip fillers?

  • Patients are advised to avoid strenuous activity for at least 24 hours.
  • A cold compress can be used on lips to minimize discomfort.
  • Plenty of water should be consumed.
  • Salty foods should be avoided since they can dry up the lips.
  • Patients should refrain from puckering the lips, for instance drinking from a straw, massaging or itching the lips, applying intense heat to the area, and be careful when kissing and eating for a couple of days after getting fillers.
  • Tobacco and alcohol should not be used during this time either.


What is the cost of lip fillers in Turkey?

To learn whether you are a good candidate for this procedure, see before and after pictures of happy patients with fuller, natural-looking lips and get a price range, please schedule an appointment with us on Whatsapp +90 552 822 23 21

2. Lip Reduction

Lip reduction is popular among populations with genetically thick lips, such as African Americans or Caribbean Americans. Plump lips are often associated with feminine beauty, and sometimes male patients dissatisfied with their large lips wish to reduce their size or volume to create a more balanced appearance.

Lip reduction is typically done under local anesthesia or IV sedation and can involve incisions made inside the mouth or on the outside of the lips. The excess tissue is then removed, and the remaining skin is sutured together. After the procedure, patients may experience swelling and discomfort for a few days. The final results of lip reduction become visible after a few weeks to a month.

In addition to cosmetic reasons, lip reduction helps eliminate functional problems such as speech difficulties or drooling caused by very large lips.


How is lip reduction done?

Lip reduction is typically done under local anesthesia or IV sedation and involves a horizontal incision made on the inner side of the lips to minimize scarring. The excess fat and tissue are then removed, and the remaining skin is sutured with dissolvable stitches. The procedure takes about an hour and gives permanent results.


What is the recovery period like after getting a lip reduction?

  • Healing is typically fast, but patients may experience swelling and redness for a few days.
  • Taking time off for a week is recommended.
  • A cold compress may be applied to minimize edema.
  • Patients should be able to comfortably talk and move around in a couple of days.


What is the cost of lip reduction in Turkey?

To learn whether you are a good candidate for this procedure, get all your questions answered, see before and after pictures of other patients and get a price range, please schedule an appointment with us on Whatsapp +90 552 822 23 21

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