Lips were one of the very first areas in aesthetic medicine to start getting plumped up. Today it is still one of the most highly sought after procedures.
Lips are a fabulous area to restore volume to! As we age our lips start to deflate and thus causing thinning lips and along with that you get wrinkled and lips that start to disappear into the background because YES—your lips also age.
I find lips are such a touchy topic in my practice for new comers that are considering lip fillers. I believe there is such a stigma around lip fillers, many people think well if you get lip fillers you're going to end up walking out with these massive over inflated lips that you can see coming a mile away. Maybe you have seen those horribly over inflated lips on T.V. or in a magazine or perhaps at your local grocery store, unfortunately yes there are a lot of those lips out there. Perhaps that was the desired look the client requested or maybe the cosmetic injector was simply overzealous!
I can assure you the over inflated fish lips will NOT happen at Refine Cosmetic Clinic. I do not care for that look and do not wish for anyone I treat to ever look like that. My work is precious to me and I take pride in beautiful results—not obvious results.
Lips can be so beautifully done! Think of it as simply restoring your lost volume or adding the littlest amount to give your lips just that little bit of plushness and gentle pout.
In my opinion there are a few key facets to achieving a stunning mouth:
Lips are known to be one of the most sensitive areas to have injected as there are a lot of nerve endings and blood vessels there. Don't worry! It's still very comfortable and pretty easy breezy to have done. A lot of clients say at the end ‘ok that wasn't too bad at all!' I do a few things to ensure it's as comfortable and pain-free as possible. As well most all of these hyaluronic acid fillers contain a small amount of lidocaine which is a numbing agent, so as its being injected it's numbing the area. You will see it's very well tolerated.
It's true that lips are a very delicate and sensitive area to treat and therefore can swell up a bit and prone to bruising seeing there are a lot of blood vessels in the lips. For some individuals don't bruise and barely swell at all and for others, they are swelling up instantly and bruise. A lot of this depends on your intake of any items that exacerbate swelling and bruising such as alcohol, certain medications and vitamins. By avoiding these things 7-10 days prior to injection you can significantly reduce swelling/bruising. Pre and Post Op Instructions.
If you do bruise then like any regular bruise you need to just let it heal and go away. You can apply lipstick/makeup to help conceal if needed. Swelling isn't usually crazy, just a little bit puffy. Lips are one area that can look a little bit obvious to others if its swollen a bit so I would strongly suggest that you hold off getting your lips injected within a few days—week before any social events if you're worried others may notice.
Enjoy your beautiful youthful lips again!