Lip augmentation creates fuller, plumper lips and reduces fine wrinkles around the mouth. Lips may be injected with collagen or with fat transferred from another site in the patient’s body. Repeat treatments is necessary to maintain results.
Types of anesthesia The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia with light sedation, or local anesthesia and deep sedation.
The surgery Most lip augmentations take a half hour to two hours.
A natural or synthetic biocompatible material, or the patient’s own fat, is injected or implanted in the lips. One injection is usually sufficient to produce the desired result, which may be temporary, depending on the material used. Injections may need to be repeated periodically.
Recuperation and healing Immediate return to normal activities (one-day return if sedated) for nonsurgical procedures; depending on the procedure and materials used, recovery period is 2 or 3 days.