Lip Augmentation & Enhancement

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Dr. Daood can perform a lip augmentation that provides
natural-looking results.

He uses Restylane or Collagen to plump up and  even out the lips, creating soft, full lips with no lumping. The lip enhancement treatment normally takes around 30 minutes, and the results could last for up to six months. The filler is injected in small amounts, through a very fine needle, to carefully shape the lips minimize trauma.

In addition to plumping up thin lips, Dr. Daood can help enhance the appearance of vertical lines and correct drooping corners of the mouth during the procedure. The end result will be fuller, younger-looking lips with a natural appearance.

1. Who is considered a good candidate for lip augmentation?

You need to have a good general health to pass as a good candidate for this treatment. It is not advised for patients who are suffering from oral herpes and blood clotting disorders. Individuals with diabetes, lupus, or connective tissue disorders should not be advised to get lip injections.

2. How should I prepare for a lip augmentation procedure?

It pays to be well prepared because this also allows you to recover more effectively and without any problems. If you smoke, you may be asked to stop smoking for at least 2 weeks prior to the treatment to prevent bleeding or healing problems.

Prepare comfortable pillows where you can prop your head to prevent swelling. Have some ice ready because this will help minimize bruising and swelling.

3. How long does a lip augmentation procedure last?

This will largely depend on the technique used, but generally lip injections can take 30-35 minutes to finish.

4. What are the risks and complications involved with lip augmentation?

Among the potential complications that could result from this treatment, the most common are allergic reactions. This is often due to anaesthesia and not because of the dermal fillers. Bleeding is also a possibility, but is highly likely to occur in patients who have bleeding or clotting problems. Infection and even nerve damage could also potentially result in this treatment, which is why you need to choose a practitioner who is skilled in performing the treatment.

5. Is lip augmentation a painful procedure?

The lips are among the most sensitive areas of the body, so to make the treatment more bearable, an anaesthetic nerve block is administered. This will make the procedure painless.

6. Will my lips look natural after treatment?

The primary intent for lip augmentation is to enhance the lips so that it complements well with the other facial features.  Dr. Daood takes great care in enhancing the lips while maintaining the proper proportions.

7. Will my lips be significantly bruised or swollen?

This will be different for each patient, but it is normal to experience light bruising or swelling. This is why it is often recommended to give yourself at least a day or two off from work or any engagements to allow your lips to look better. Most patients choose to have their treatments done on a Friday so that it has enough time to settle over the weekend. That way, you will no longer feel conscious when going out in public.

8. When will I be able to see results?

The results are already visible immediately after the treatment. Your lips will be quite swollen during the first few days, but as soon as this subsides after the first week you will begin to notice the actual results.

9. How long do the results last?

Lip injections usually last up to 6-12 months depending on the product used.

10. Is this procedure covered by insurance?

This treatment can be covered by insurance only if this is being done for reconstructive purposes and depending on your coverage. However, you will be paying your own bill if it is done for cosmetic reasons. It is very important that you understand the charges included such as the doctor’s professional fee, anaesthesia, and follow-up care.

11. Are the effects of lip augmentation reversible?

Yes, lip augmentation with injectables actually provides you with temporary results. Eventually, the effects will disappear on their own. However, there are also permanent injectables which are more difficult to remove. Be sure to think it through before deciding on this type of lip enhancement.

If you’re ready to take the next steps in your cosmetic surgery journey, book a consultation by leaving your details below. At your consultation, Dr. Daood will discuss the pertinent details about the surgery so we can work towards achieving your goal.

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