Plastic surgery can often help to improve facial proportions by enlarging (and, though rarely, reducing) the lips. The size of the lips influences not only the attractiveness of the mouth but also a person’s entire facial expression. Using various methods, thin, strict-looking lips can be transformed into a friendlier-looking mouth. In years to come, the commonly occurring wrinkles at the upper lip and the angle of the mouth itself can also be positively changed with this procedure.
Many women who feel disappointed with permanent make-up, turn to filling their lips with either their own fat (harvested from other parts of the body) hyaluronic acid gel (Restylane, Perlane), or collagen fillers such as Zyderm or Zyplast. Durable, beautiful lip contours can also be achieved with implantation of Gore-Tex or soft fillers. It is rare to use irreversible injection fillers such as Artecoll, Dermalive, Aquamid, NewFill,Sculptra, PMMA or operative methods in which the lip is lifted upwards, also known as a vermillectomy
Treatment and operation preparation: Obtain timely, comprehensive medical advice and risk awareness, including a full medical check-up with blood evaluation and ECG.
Duration of operation: 15-60 minutes
Anaesthesia: Local,rarely twilight or general
Staying at the clinic: Outpatient
Work incapacity: 0-3 days
Social capacity: After 1-5 days
Sport: After 1-7 days
Sun-bathing and solarium: After 1-3 weeks
Sauna: After 1-3 weeks
After care: Possibly initial fluid diet, post-injection.
Durability: Depending on filler material, weeks, years or long-term.
Special risks: Swelling, bruising, side differentiation, too much volume.
Cost absorption: Possibly covered by health insurance in cases of accidents, cleft lip, facial nerve paralysis.