Lip Augmentation is a type of cosmetic surgery use to augment the lip with the patient’s own tissue
(fat, anadesma), with implantation of an artificial material (collagen, hyaluron acid) or by a surgery
using the tissue in vicinity of the lip.
Lip implant surgery, begins with creating a tunnel to accommodate the implant. The implant is then
clamped with an insertion device that usually comes with it, your lip is skewered and the implant is
pulled through the lip. The implant(s) are trimmed to size and the incisions stitched closed.
15 minutes to 2 hours. Most procedures are finished in 1 hour or less.
Care after surgery:
Return to normal activities: usually within a day. Keep ice packs applied to your lips for the first 48
hours and limit talking and chewing. To avoid unnecessary swelling or bleeding, you should not bend
over, strain, exercise or do any activities that could increase pressure to your lips. Keep the lips clean
to avoid infection.
Your recovery will depend on your lifestyle and which procedure you undergo. If you are having
injections, your recovery can take just a couple days. However, any swelling or bruising can last
longer. If you are having surgical implants or grafts, your recovery can take up to two weeks after the
surgery. You can go back to normal activities usually within a day but graft recipients require 1-2
We guarantee quality service and satisfying results of the operation but in cases of surgical
corrections, patient can assure a free of charge revision.
Risks and complications:
Common reaction can range from redness, swelling or itching at the injection site(s). Other possible
complications include bleeding, uneven lips, movement of the implants or extrusion, infection or
nerve damage. The usual, expected swelling and bruising can last from several days to a week. As with
any surgery, there are risks and complications. You can have allergic reactions to implants as we’ve
described above or allergic reaction to anesthesia. It’s very important that you discuss any concerns
with your doctor prior to surgery and that you make your doctor aware of any existing medical
conditions which may cause further complications.
Types of anesthesia use:
The procedure usually uses Local anesthesia
It depends on your preferences as well as your surgeon’s. Lip augmentation can be performed on an
outpatient basis, in the hospital, or in an ambulatory surgical suite.
Preparation prior to surgery:
Assessment of the medical history (any allergies, serious medical condition and all
medications taken both prescribed and non-prescribed), physical examination, and laboratory
tests will be performed during consultation.
The surgeon will also check your mouth. If you suffer from any of the following active lip or
oral cavity infections, you will have to postpone the procedure (Herpes, cold, tonsillitis).
Blood and urine samples will be collected for routine preoperative laboratory tests.
Smoking must be avoided for about 3-4 weeks prior to surgery, as nicotine interferes with
circulation and will greatly affect healing process.
You will likely to be asked to stop drinking alcohol, a week before the surgery and throughout
your recovery period.
Avoid taking any medications such as hormones, anticoagulants, anabolic steroids and
supplements at least 4-6 weeks to prevent complicating medical factors prior to surgery.
Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase