Lip injection

Duration: 30 Minutes
Anesthesia: local anesthesia
Length of stay: outpatient
Suture removal: not necessary
Healing time: a few hours

Soft and full lips are considered to be particularly sensual and emphasize a radiant smile. However, many people feel uncomfortable when their lips are too narrow or have asymmetries. Injecting lips with hyaluronic acid is a particularly popular method for correcting the lips, as treatment is carried out without any incisions. Not only women, but also men are increasingly opting for lip augmentation to correct narrow, thin or asymmetrically shaped lips. Correction with hyaluronic acid will shape your lips and accentuate your expressive smile.

Why do patients have lips injected?

In the vast majority of cases, patients opt for lip enlargement for purely aesthetic reasons. Many of those affected want fuller lips and stronger contours that emphasize their smile and express their charisma – after all, well-formed lips are eye-catching. Since the lips in particular lose volume with age, thin lips and unsightly wrinkles can appear over time. However, the reason for this can also be a genetic predisposition. Some patients choose to inject their lips when the relationship between the upper lip and the lower lip is not correct. Correction with hyaluronic acid is an optimal treatment option. Because not only do small wrinkles disappear, but asymmetries are also balanced out.

Who is lip augmentation suitable for?

Both women and men are equally suitable for lip augmentation if there is a desire to have beautiful lips with a defined lip contour. Young patients in particular would like their lips to be enlarged if they are dissatisfied with their natural lip shape. However, it is not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Treatment with hyaluronic acid is also not carried out in the case of acute allergic sensitivity.

What do I have to watch out for before injecting lips?

Before the lips are injected, there is a detailed interview during which Dr. Matiasek explains the treatment process to you in detail. Of course, he will respond to your individual wishes in order to be able to offer you the best lip augmentation and a clear lip contour. In addition, he will inform you about the optimal pre- and post-operative care for an injection with hyaluronic acid. Basically, lip augmentation takes place on an outpatient basis. Possible complications will also be discussed with you during the consultation. In addition, there is enough time for any questions on your part.

Precautionary measures include avoiding blood-thinning medication such as acetylsalicylic acid for about two weeks before the minimally invasive procedure. This means that you should definitely avoid pain relievers that have blood thinning effects as well. Also, be careful not to take antibiotics for about 14 days before lip augmentation. In addition, you should not undergo any invasive cosmetic treatments on the face during this time before the planned lip enlargement.

How does lip injection work?

Hyaluronic acid is a natural component that occurs in the human body and is broken down naturally with increasing age. Since the filler adapts itself optimally to the lips due to its natural composition, hyaluronic acid is usually very well absorbed by the body.

 The lips are corrected with hyaluronic acid, which also contains a local anesthetic. As a result, your lips are insensitive to pain during the injection. By injecting the hyaluronic acid under the skin with a fine injection cannula, it can develop its full effect as it bonds with the existing tissue. The exact point at which the injection takes place depends on your individual desired result. With the injection of hyaluronic acid into the lip edge, the lip volume can be visibly increased, and the contour of the lips can be emphasized. This makes narrow lips look significantly fuller. If your lips are particularly narrow, the shape of the lips can be changed by injecting the hyaluronic acid in such a way that more lip red is visible. There is also the possibility of correcting small wrinkles around the lips. Such wrinkles can be perceived as annoying, especially with increasing age. It is important here to maintain the flexibility and elasticity of your lips.

What are the complications and risks of lip augmentation?

Basically, lip injection with hyaluronic acid is a low-risk and simple procedure, since the treatment is one of the minimally invasive procedures. Still, it is important to carefully observe the healing process in the days following lip augmentation and to consult Dr. Contact Matiasek if necessary. Especially if, for example, you feel severe pain or the swelling of your lips persists for an extremely long time, then the cause must be clarified. As a rule, the swelling and bruises that occur after injecting the hyaluronic acid, however, go away on their own after a few days. The symptoms can be alleviated, especially with the help of local cooling to reduce the existing swelling. If hyaluronic acid is also injected into the lining, it can cause lumps, which can be painful. However, lumps and intolerance are extremely rare.

What do I need to be aware of before lip injections?

Even after a lip augmentation, there are a few things to follow. You should take care not to consume hot drinks or food for at least four hours after the injection. The reason for this is that the hyaluron is still malleable immediately after the procedure. Until the hyaluron filler has been integrated into the tissue, no pressure should be exerted on it. So, you shouldn’t kiss anyone for the first 24 hours. In addition, you should not reapply make-up and lipstick until one day after the lip injections. It is also advisable not to plan any cosmetic treatments for about two to three weeks. Saunas and solariums should also be avoided so that the lips do not take on a different shape. You should avoid any athletic activity for about 48 hours.

When are the results of lip augmentation visible?

Immediately after the injection, a visible result can be seen in which the lips are significantly enlarged. However, it is perfectly normal for the patient’s lips to swell or bruise for a few days after lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid. Therefore, you will see the final result in around three to five days. The treatment result lasts for about six to eight months. As the injected hyaluronic acid is gradually broken down by the body, the shape of the lips becomes narrower over time. The beginning of the breakdown depends on individual body metabolism. As a result, the small wrinkles around the lips can reappear. Follow-up treatment is possible without any problems.

Can a lip injection be reversed?

Yes, in general, lip augmentation can be reversed. In particular, the correction of a lip enlargement with hyaluronic acid is possible without any problems. However, it is very rare for patients to feel uncomfortable after lip injections. This is mostly due to the fact that those affected do not like the fuller lips or that the shape of the lips is different from what they expected. Any lip augmentation that you are dissatisfied with can be reversed by Dr. Matiasek at his practice without endangering the shape of the lips. Above all, the enzyme hyaluronidase is injected into the lips, which breaks down the injected hyaluronic acid and thus compensates for any irregularities. Hyaluronidase converts the hyaluron into a liquid mass by injecting the hylase treatment with a very thin needle directly into the hyaluronic acid.

Regardless of whether you want lip augmentation or lip contouring, Dr. Matiasek places your satisfaction first. In his practice, Dr. Matiasek can help you achieve well-formed lips through a minimally invasive procedure with hyaluronic acid, which give expression to your enchanting smile.

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Specialist in plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery

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