The purpose is having a full, healthy lips which are a sign of youth. As we age, our lips atrophy. This can be a telltale sign that we are no longer young.
Lips augmentation is a very simple procedure to restore fullness and balance between the upper and lower lips.
Lips augmentation with fat transfer techniques can be done in 1 hour or less.
Your Personal Consultation
During the initial consultation, you may be asked to look in a mirror and point out exactly what you would like to see improved. This will help Dr. Boss to understand your expectations and determine whether they can realistically be achieved.
You will return to Dr. Boss for follow-up care at prescribed intervals, at which time your progress will be evaluated. Once the immediate postoperative follow-up is complete, many surgeons encourage their patients to come back for periodic checkups to observe and discuss the long-term results of surgery.
Please remember that the relationship with Dr. Boss does not end when you leave the operating room.
If you have questions or concerns during your recovery, or need additional information at a later time, you should contact him.
How a lips augmentation is performed?
Procedure- Augmentation of the lips can be performed through various modalities. Recently, improvements in fat transfer techniques have allowed for longer lasting results than synthetic fillers.
Fat is harvested from the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks depending on patient choice. This is done through a small pen-size incision and does not leave a noticeable scar. The fat is then washed and cleaned and an appropriate amount is used to inject and volumize the lips through an invisible needle-size hole on either side of the lips.
Lip augmentation with fat transfer techniques can be done in 1 hour or less.
This procedure can be done under local anesthesia, conscious sedation, or general anesthesia. Together with Dr. Boss the appropriate anesthetic plan will be determined.
When can I resume my normal activities?
Recovery- Patients can return to work and normal activities immediately after the procedure or within 1-2 days.
What is Dr. Boss recommendation after lips augmentation?
Because of swelling, a soft diet is recommended for 36-48 hrs after the procedure. A moderate amount of swelling is normal and usually disappears within 10 days. Sutures at the site of the fat harvest are removed within a week of surgery.
Anyone considering surgery, however, should be aware of both the benefits and risks.
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