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Lip Implants & Lip Augmentation Procedure
It is every woman’s dream to have kissable, sensual lips. That said, lip enhancement with lip implants and dermal fillers have been getting more and more popular lately. It improves the overall appearance of the entire face, making a woman appear sexier and more beautiful. Likewise, those who were born with thin lips could reap the benefits of lip enhancement, and the good thing about this procedure is that the recovery time is usually short. Thus, it’s one of the simplest solutions to make your face even more appealing.
Since there’s a slight chance of experiencing allergic reactions from the materials utilized for this procedure, patients should indicate any pre-existing allergies to the physician. Those who would undergo the surgical procedure for lip augmentation, should mention if they have any respiratory ailments, because undergoing anesthesia may trigger it.
There are also several kinds of lip implants and dermal fillers that could help with the lip augmentation. However, it’s very important to note that not all of these choices are risk-free. In order to guarantee optimum results after the procedure, see to it that you’ll only choose a surgeon whom you can fully trust. That means he/she should only utilize FDA approved products and be extra careful when selecting a method suitable for your needs.
As for temporary fillers used to improve thin lips, the duration of time the lip volume would last would be based on how promptly the body breaks down the filler elements. The surgeon would be able to provide a general estimate of how long the product is going to last. Pay attention to this as it would have an impact your decision.
Who Can Undergo This Procedure
Anyone who is above 18 may be good candidates for lip augmentation. Though, aside from that, those with naturally thin lips or suffering from age-related issues that decreases the lip volume, should also consider having lip implants.
Before undergoing the procedure, make sure that you’re in good health, and try to have reasonable expectations about the outcome. In Beverly Hills, Dr. Nguyen is one of the practitioners that show before and after pictures of their previous patients to give the new patients an idea of what they can expect after getting lip implants, fat transfer, and lip fillers.
What Should Be Done Before the Procedure
Before having a lip augmentation procedure, it’s very important to follow the pre-operative procedures given by the doctor, such as the following:
– Weeks before the surgery, don’t take any medications, herbs, or vitamins.
– Don’t drink or eat anything after 12:00 am before the day of the procedure.
– Wear comfortable clothes before going to your appointment.
– Since you won’t be able to drive home after the procedure, don’t forget to bring a family member or friend who would drive you home.
Lip augmentation using dermal fillers is considered to be less invasive than the other method which involves transferring of fat into the lips through liposuction on the other area of the body. Those who would undergo dermal fillers can still drive themselves to and from their appointments, as long as they won’t be taking any pain medication during or after the procedure.
Risk and Benefits
As compared to other cosmetic procedures, the risks and complications involved from lip surgeries are relatively low. Though, it’s always ideal to be familiar with the possible outcomes before having any types of surgical procedure. Some of the risks involved includes infection, implant rejection, implant migration, numbness of the lips, and scarring. Don’t worry, these risks could be greatly reduced, as long as you’ll be choosing a reputable surgeon.
The main advantage of permanent lip surgery is that you’ll be able to enjoy longer lasting results, unlike with temporary fillers that are absorbed by the body eventually.
After the procedure, recovery usually calls for a little downtime. More often than not, patients who have undergone this procedure can continue with their regular routine right after the surgery. However, there’s always the possibility of feeling slight discomfort which can be controlled through the help of over-the-counter pain relievers.
For fat implants, 10 days after the surgery, sutures outside the mouth would be removed, and the sutures inside would eventually dissolve. Within this period, the lips may feel a little numb, until the healing process is complete.
“My experience with Dr. Nguyen exceeded my wildest expectations. Born and raised in this town, I’ve had the opportunity to see the top plastic surgeons’ work. Dr. Nguyen’s work really stands out not only for his remarkable skills, but also for the passion and dedication he has for his patients.”
– Roseann W.
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About Dr. Nguyen
Davis B. Nguyen M.D. grew up in southern California, where he graduated from the University of California (UCLA), Summa Cum Laude. He then earned a Whipple Scholarship to attend medical school at the University of Rochester in New York. While in medical school, Dr. Nguyen completed a one year research fellowship in General Surgery at Harvard Medical School. This was followed by an internship in General Surgery and a five year residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Yale University.
Dr. Nguyen then completed a fellowship at the USC affiliated Lasky Clinic with Dr. Frank M. Kamer in Beverly Hills, under the auspices of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
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