Lip Sculpting Surgery Procedure & Recovery Process
Everyone craves for Soft, voluptuous, kissable lips. Lip makeovers have become very popular due to the quick accessibility of lip sculpting surgery. Lip sculpting enhances the shape of the lips and makes it look more youthful and attractive.
What is lip sculpting?
Lip sculpting involves one or more combination of procedures to add volume and restore the youthful curves of the lips. To add more volume and softness, doctors inject collagen under the skin of the lip. Additionally, a doctor may decide to inject medium-density hyaluronic acid, such as Restylane, into the lip muscle to add support to the structure of the mouth.As people have different types of lips, the kind of procedure will vary. The doctor will determine which procedure is necessary for favorable results.
When Does A Person Opt For Lip Sculpting?
The person undergoes lip sculpting when:
- Lips are thin
- One desires improved shape of the lips
Preparing For The Surgery
The surgeon reviews the medical history of the patient to know his/her medical status. The doctor examines the lips and may also take a picture of it to have a medical record and to refer to the picture while planning the surgery. The patient will be asked to perform a few tests if required. The doctor discusses the risks and benefits of performing the surgery.Before the lip sculpting surgery, the patient may have to follow certain instructions like avoiding the intake of aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and other medicines that would increase bleeding. Drinking plenty of water will keep the person hydrated for a safe recovery.
Lip Sculpting Procedure
The lip sculpting procedure takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes to complete depending upon the combination of procedures. The surgery may be prolonged based on the type of the lip of the individual. Prior to the surgery, the patient will be given a dental block to numb the upper and lower lips. This may cause mild discomfort. Small incisions are made either in the oral cavity or in the border of the lip. The filler substance that is extracted through liposuction from the thigh or abdomen is injected into the lips through these incisions to increase the shape and volume. The person can get back to everyday routine soon after the surgery.
Recovery And Care
The patient finds it difficult to eat food for a few days and also experiences moderate swelling in the lip. The recovery time for lip sculpting is usually seven days and the patient is advised to follow the doctor’s instructions to fasten the healing process and also to reduce discomfort.