Lip augmentation is a procedure that uses synthetic or biological products or surgical restructuring to enhance the lips. Lip enhancement can be achieved by many procedures, some better than others.
The ideal lip filler would be soft, pliable and permanent, while at the same time removable, inexpensive and complication-free in any patient. While this is not currently available, doctors try their best with what is.

 

 

 

 

 

Are You a Candidate for Lip Enhancement?

 

If you are in great physical and emotional health, have reasonable expectations, elastic skin and no previous existing medical conditions, you may be a candidate for lip enhancement. Potential patients must have patience and understanding, as well as enough discipline to follow postoperative protocol to increase their chances of a positive outcome.

 

If the above pertains to you and you wish to augment, alter, resize, reshape or lift your lips, you may be a good candidate for lip enhancement. Only a qualified medical professional can determine this after speaking to you and going over your medical history, examining your lips and skin.

 

You must realize that no one can perform miracles, but a highly skilled plastic surgeon or injector can transform your nice lips into the perfect lip shape for you.

 
 

 

Indications for Lip Enhancement
Some indications for lip enhancement include small, deflated lips, asymmetry, reconstructive needs, drooping or sagging upper lip, lack of color, wrinkling from smoking and/or aging.


Contraindications
Use of the following medications, or certain existing medical conditions, may be contraindications for lip enhancement procedures:

 

  • Accutane use for six months prior or following the procedure. Accutane may increase your chances of keloid-like scarring.
  • Collagen/scarring/connective tissue disorders
  • Lupus (for those seeking bovine collagen, or Artecoll injections; check with your doctor for further information)
  • Active diseases, including diabetes, may affect outcome or increase risks.
  • Problems with clotting
  • Excessive oral plaque or dental abscesses
  • Oral herpes
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