Just like nose, lip is a central aesthetic feature of face. Fullness of lips gives them sensuous, young and attractive look. This fullness of lips gradually decreases as aging progresses, making them small, lax and less attractive due to tissue breakdown. You may have developmentally small lips, which looks less attractive. Sometimes, lips lack attractive shape. Small lips without attractive shape make a person feel under confident. Different options for lip augmentation / enlargement
- Fat injection
Filler injection are usually temporary, need repeat injection at 6-8 months to a year. But they are better to give finest improvement / details to lips. Down time is less compare to fat injection. Some touch up may be required later to give best contour to lips to meet your expectations. It doesn’t require long anesthesia, instead only needs topical anesthesia creams. After filler injection, you may experience some redness, swelling which typically disappear after one or two days. You can resume normal activities immediately after procedure.
Fat injection is more extensive procedure with long down time (8-10 days) and requires some anesthesia for 1-2 hours but the results are permanent. At most, it needs one additional procedure in case of resorption of fat in 1st stage. It is better used to improve gross / macro details of lip size and shape (see fat injection section for more details). You need to take rest on day of procedure. You can resume normal activities on next day.