Everything You Need To Know About Lip Enhancement

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Posted April 03, 2018 in Injectables & Fillers, by Dr. Fiorillo

It’s not fair; Angelina Jolie has the most stunning lips. If you’ve ever thought this, the chances are that you’re not similarly blessed. But fear not, lip enhancement surgery could be the answer! Here’s your need to know guide if you’re considering lip enhancement cosmetic surgery in NJ.

A range of options

There are a variety of options to choose from if you’re looking to plump up your lips, and here are some of the more commonly used options:

  • Restylane or HylaForm injections
  • Collagen injections
  • Injecting fat from another area of your body
  • Dermalogen or Fascia injections (using donor material)
  • Autologen injections (this uses your own collagen from another area of your body)
  • Artecoll injections (using synthetic material)

Whichever option you choose, your surgeon will offer you a consultation, where you can sit and chat about the benefits of each option.

Will it hurt?

Your appointment will normally take less than an hour, and if you’ve opted for an injection you’ll receive topical anesthetic (for implants you’ll be given general or local anesthetic). Injecting filler into your lips takes just a few minutes, and it will be mildly painful. Afterwards, you’ll experience swelling and mild discomfort for a few days.

How will I feel afterwards?

After the procedure, it might look as if your lips are too big – some lip enhancement materials will lose volume quickly, so don’t worry, your lips will soon look more normal and beautiful! Swelling should subside within a few days and you can normally return to work after a couple of days – the perfect excuse to show off your new pout.

By choosing a reliable cosmetic surgeon for your lip enhancement, risks will be minimized and you can rest safe in the knowledge that you’ll soon be giving Angelina a run for her money!

Stock images of models are used throughout this website and should not be interpreted as actual patients of our practice. Individual results may vary.