Traditionally, thin lips are associated with meanness and full lips with generosity and sexuality. Lips tend to lose some of their bulk as we age and the distance between the base of the nose and the top of the lip also increases, giving the impression of ‘thinning’ lips. Lip fullness can be increased, while vertical lines at the top of the lip can be erased through the use of injectable agents. A lip lift can decrease the distance between the base of the nose and the upper lip.
There are several techniques available to improve the length and fullness of the lips. Dr Hunt will examine your lips to decide on the technique that will provide the best result for you, so you can look forward to fuller and more luscious lips.
Before & After
Dermal injectible fillers augment upper and lower lip
Considering Lip Surgery?
There are some common questions that many people who are considering lip augmentation ask, such as:
- Is it for me?
Anyone of any age can fulfill their desire for fuller lips. Before you make a final decision about lip augmentation you will have a consultation with Dr Hunt to discuss your needs and goals for the surgery.
Dr Hunt uses either injectable agents or fat transfer to achieve fuller lips. After he has examined your lips you will both decide on the technique that best suits your needs.
After the consultation a quote will be prepared that will include your surgical, anaesthetic, and hospital fees.
- What's involved?
For a simple non-surgical treatment with little down time, lip augmentation using injectable agents is performed in Dr Hunt’s office, using a veriety of safe, non animal derived, non allergenic products. This means no skin testing is needed. Some products give temporary results lasting from 6 to 12 months, while others give permanent results.
Lip lifts and augmentations using fat injections are performed under sedation in an accredited hospital, so you are assured of the best care.
Only fat taken from your body will be transferred to your lips. Fine cannulae are used to collect fat in bundles approximately 2mm size in size. These are washed and then transferred to your lips.
Transferring small volumes of fat on 2 or 3 separate occasions at 4 to 5 month intervals produces good, long-term results.
- When can I go home?
You can go home the same day.
When you are discharged you will be given a prescription for pain medication, which will minimise your discomfort.
You should take only the pain medication prescribed. Eat something before you take it to prevent an upset stomach and ensure you drink plenty of fluids.
- Will I have to return for post-operative care?
You will return to see Dr Hunt 7 days after your procedure.
You will have follow-up visits at 6 weeks and 6 months.
- How long will I be off work?
You should plan on taking at least 1 week off work.
- When can I resume my normal activities?
Your lips will be sore and swollen for 1 to 2 weeks after surgery.
After 2 weeks you can expect your lips to have decreased in size by about 40% compared to directly after the procedure.
- When will I see the end result?
You will see the final result in 2 weeks. A touch up may be needed over time.
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