We can’t deny the worldwide fame and reputation of Kylie Jenner – the youngest sister of Kim’s family. I think it’s safe to say every woman in the world would kill to have Kylie’s lips. Fuller and bigger lips have become more and more popular these days. It makes women look sexier, just like Angelina Jolie, or Scarlette Johansson.
If getting fuller lips is already in your wishlist, here are the things you need to know.
What is lip augmentation?
Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that can give you fuller, bigger and plumper lips. The procedure can be done in one of the following three ways based on your objectives and personal preference: 1) By injecting hyaluronic acid (known as dermal filler) in the lips, or 2) adding fat grafts to the lips, or 3) advancing lip tissue.
Kylie Jenner recently made the following public announcement about her choice of lip augmentation technique. “I have temporary lip fillers,” she said. “It’s just an insecurity of mine, and it’s what I wanted to do.” Kylie chose to get her dreamy, sensual lips using hyaluronic acid injectable dermal fillers. The procedure is fast, simple and without severe side effects. The fillers are injected into the upper and bottom lips to make the lips bigger and still look natural. You will see the result almost immediately with this technique.
The second way to enlarge your lips is adding material to the lips by using fat grafts. The fat grafts will be taken directly from your body and then will be injected into the lips. This method uses your body’s own fat so it’s safe from the risk of rejection and infection.
The third technique is advancing lip tissue. The procedure is quite simple and requires minimal recovery time. The tissue from your inner lips will be moved outward to make it look bigger and fuller.
Are there any risks or side effects?
In the first technique, the plastic surgeon will inject hyaluronic acid – a natural substance found in the body – directly into the lips. It helps increase volume in your lips. This easily blends into your lip cell, making for fairly predictable outcomes. If anything abnormal crops up, the material can be easily dissolved by a medication. So, there are minimal risks or side effects to this technique.
Making your lips bigger by adding fat grafts is, on the other hand, is a little more complicated because the behaviour of fat is not always predictable, even when the fat is taken from your body. Once added, the fat can move around in the lips and sometimes create lumps. This risk is heightened by the fact that the lips are among the most mobile parts of our body. We have to move our lips when we eat, talk or drink and this movement can cause migration of the fat grafts, leading to formation of lumps.
The side effects of both the above methods of lips augmentation are bleeding from the injection sites, swelling, bruising, or redness at the site of the injection. The swelling post-injection may last about a week.
The third way to make lips fuller requires a proper surgery and that requires you to be fit for surgery. Furthermore, any surgery comes with some risk of infection and post-operative complications.
Does a lip augmentation procedure require maintenance?
Hyaluronic acids, such as Restylane and Juvederm, are like sugar gel. So they will get broken down by our bodies sooner or later. Therefore, the results from this method last for a maximum of nine months. When the temporary filler wears off, the lips will go back to their natural shape.
The fat grafts are like hyaluronic acids. They are extracted from your body but, as mentioned earlier, can form lumps. Therefore, regular checkups are needed ensure that this is not happening.
The third method, lip tissue advancement, is considered to have permanent results. Once you get the procedure, the lip cells will be moved outward for good. You just need to get checked up every two or three months for around one year to make sure that the post-operative healing is nothing normal.
Is lip augmentation right for you? You must ask yourself this question first and discuss the pros and cons of each method with your plastic surgeon. You may not be eligible for lip augmentation if you have diabetes, lupus or oral herpes so it is important to alert your surgeon if you are suffering from any of these health conditions.
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