What Are Lip Fillers And How Do They Work?
Lip fillers are lip injections taken to make the lips fuller, smoother and perhaps more kissable. The shape of your lips compared to the other parts of the face really determines your level of attractiveness. So, lip filling is not just about making the lips fuller, a little bit of work has to be done to get desired results. Otherwise, you could get fuller lips but without the desired beauty results.
Knowing what are lip fillers is one aspect, but how are they performed? They have to be done aesthetically. Filling of lips also eliminates smoker’s lines and some other kinds of wrinkles around the lips. The most common lip fillers are Belotero, Restylane Silk and Juvederm Ultra. They are very popular because of their known potency, reversibility and longevity.
These injectable fillers work the same way even though there are slight differences in their ingredients. They are applied the same way. Depending on the anatomy of the skin of the patient and the quantity injected, it takes between 24 hours and 3 days to begin to see the effects of the fillers. We know what are lip fillers, but how long do they last? These effects last for about 3 to 6 months before the effects begin to wear off gradually and it’s time for another treatment.
This is an indication that another filling session is due. Once you begin to notice these changes, you should book an appointment with your specialist. Once you notice that the effect of the lip injection has begun to wear off, the earlier you go for another session the better. And the more you delay the more difficult it will be for your specialist.
The procedure has little side effects like swelling of the lips and slight bruises. But both of them should resolve within 48 hours after application. If these side effects still persist after the third day, you should quickly consult your doctor as it may be signs of complications. This leads to the next point about lip fillers. To avoid complications, the procedure should be handled by a specialist.
This procedure is not something you can handle yourself. In fact, it is not something an ordinary medical practitioner can handle. Rather, it should be handled by a board certified plastic surgeon. You should ascertain that by requesting for your doctor’s certificate or license. Do not rely on word of mouth on this.
The fact that plastic surgeons charge much higher for this procedure than non-specialist should not push you into the hands of the latter. When things go wrong, you will be too willing to pay twice the surgeon’s charge for corrective measures. Since prevention is always better and much cheaper than cure, why prevent complications? At least to avoid paying much more later.
You should also bear in mind that the quantity of the injection applied will be based on the anatomy of your skin and also there are specific injection sites around the lips for great results. Only an experienced plastic surgeon knows the right quantity to apply and the best injection sites.
Interested to know more about Lip Fillers and Lip Injections in Santa Barbara? Wondering if you are an ideal candidate for the procedure? Schedule your plastic surgery consultation today! Call Dr. Sheffield at our Santa Barbara office (805) 318-3280.