Full, plump lips have been popular for a while now and the trend shows no sign of slowing down. If you’ve been considering lip augmentation with fillers for a while, now might be the perfect time to give it a try. If you’re still on the fence about the treatment, however, it’s a good idea to sit down with a provider and ask questions first.
You’ll want to get the full scoop on lip augmentation, including how long the results will last and what the treatment will do for you. Here are 5 important questions to ask your provider before you schedule your procedure.
What Type of Filler Is Used?
Lip fillers have come a long way in recent years. Today, the most popular types of fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, incorporated into a soft, smooth gel. Your body naturally produces hyaluronic acid, so there’s no risk of rejection or allergic reactions. The results look and feel totally natural.
Even among hyaluronic fillers, though, there’s a considerable amount of variation. Some fillers use a thick gel, while others use a thinner formula. Some, such as Juvederm Volbella, are specifically designed for injection into the lips.
How Experienced Are You In Lip Augmentation?
It’s important to get a sense of the provider’s experience performing lip augmentation and injections. Ideally, the person you are considering working with will be a board-certified plastic surgeon or someone who is working under the supervision of a board-certified plastic surgeon.
To get a sense of a person’s experience performing lip injections, ask to see photos of patients before and after treatment. It can also be a good idea to ask to speak to people who have worked with the provider in the past, to find out if they would go back to that person or recommend them to others.
How Will Lip Augmentation Change My Lips?
What are you hoping to get out of lip augmentation? Before you move forward with treatment, you need to know how the injections will change your lips and what they will and won’t be able to do for you.
Along with adding volume to the lips, do you want to change the shape slightly or create more definition? You might want to make the lower lip look fuller while leaving the upper one pretty much alone.
Understanding what lip augmentation can do will help you decide if it’s what you really want.
How Long Will Results Last?
How long lip augmentation results last depends on a few factors, including the type of injectable used. Some provide results for up to a year while others last just a few months.
It can also be worthwhile to find out what your options are if you don’t like the results. Are you stuck with the changes until the filler wears off, or is there a way to reverse it? Hyaluronic acid fillers can often be reversed by injecting an enzyme into the lips that dissolves the filler.
What Happens Right After Treatment?
Like many fillers, there’s no need for a significant amount of downtime after lip augmentation. You can go back to work the next day or even right away if you want. You might have some swelling in the area, so it’s usually a good idea to wait a day before you jump back into work and other activities.
The one thing you’ll want to avoid right after injection is exercise. It’s usually a good idea to take a day or two off from working out or doing other vigorous physical activity after lip augmentation.
To avoid any surprises, you might want to wait a day or two after your injections before you schedule any big plans. You don’t want to schedule a date for the evening after your lip augmentation, only to realize that you want to cancel it because of swelling in the area.
Dr. Paul Vitenas offers lip augmentation at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique in Houston. To learn more about your lip filler options, call 281-810-9083 to schedule a consultation today.