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Lip Implants & Lip Augmentation Procedure
It is every woman’s dream to have kissable, sensual lips. Lip enhancement with lip implants and dermal fillers have become a popular procedure. It improves the overall appearance of the entire face, making a woman appear sexier and more beautiful. Those who were born with thin lips greatly benefit from lip enhancement, and the recovery time is usually short. This is one of the simplest solutions to make your face more appealing.
Since there’s a slight chance of experiencing allergic reactions from the materials used for this procedure, patients should indicate any pre-existing allergies to the physician. Those who undergo the surgical procedure for lip augmentation should mention if they have any respiratory ailments that could be triggered under anesthesia.
There are also several kinds of lip implants and dermal fillers that should be used in lip augmentation. It’s important to note that these choices are not without risk. To guarantee optimum results you should work with 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 will last is based on the amount of time 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.
Who Can Undergo This Procedure
Anyone who is over 18 may be a good candidate for lip augmentation. Those with naturally thin lips or suffering from age-related issues that decrease lip volume, can 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 previous patients to give his 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.
– You won’t be able to drive home after the procedure, bring a family member or friend who will drive you home.
Lip augmentation using dermal fillers is less invasive than the other methods which may involve transferring of fat into the lips through liposuction of another area of the body. Those who undergo dermal fillers can still drive themselves to and from their appointments if they don’t take 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. It’s always ideal to be familiar with the possible outcome before having any type of surgical procedure. Some of the risks involved include infection, implant rejection, implant migration, numbness of the lips, and scarring. These risks are greatly reduced by choosing a reputable surgeon.
The main advantage of permanent lip surgery is that you’ll be able to enjoy long lasting results, unlike with temporary fillers that are absorbed by the body eventually.
After the procedure, recovery usually calls for a little downtime. Often, patients who have undergone this procedure can continue with their regular routine right after the surgery. There’s always the possibility of feeling slight discomfort which can be controlled by the help of over-the-counter pain relievers.
For fat implants, 10 days after the surgery sutures outside the mouth will be removed and the sutures inside will 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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