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What Is Permanent Lip Augmentation

permanent lip augmentation

If you’re looking for more voluminous lips, you have several options. The most common solution is fillers that help fill out lips or procedures such as fat grafting. However, these are temporary, and you have to keep coming back every so often for upkeep. For those looking for a more permanent solution, permanent lip augmentation may be just the thing. Lip augmentation is a non-invasive procedure involving the placement of implants into the lips.

Who can get lip augmentation?

Lip augmentations are a viable solution for those with naturally thin lips or for those who have lip thinning due to age. Lip augmentation also helps with aging lips by reducing the appearance of lip lines. The ideal candidate for lip implants is someone whose lip shape is good (symmetrical, not misshapen) and whose lip skin has enough elasticity to accommodate fitting an implant underneath. Being in good health is also an important prerequisite for undergoing this elective surgery. Your plastic surgeon will be the best one to determine whether permanent lip augmentation is a good option for you. 

Permanent lip augmentation procedure 

After determining whether you are a good candidate, you will be scheduled for your procedure. Your plastic surgeon will make small incisions in your lips, then create space for the implant to be placed within the lip. Then the incisions will be closed. The entire procedure takes about one hour. 

Recovery after lip implants is relatively quick and easy. Side effects are often mild and include swelling and bruising. In rare cases the implant is rejected; in those cases the implants can be removed. 

If you’re looking to remedy thin or aging lips, Dr. Edmund Fisher performs permanent lip augmentations in the city of Bakersfield and West Hollywood/Los Angeles. Click here to learn more and schedule a consultation today.

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