Mr Omar Tillo
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Ageing can often have a negative effect on the look and size of the lips. Lips may decrease in size, or appear more droopy or flat. Because the skin on your lips is so thin, they become damaged easier, particularly by elements such as the sun and wind. These factors can result in lips that age your appearance. To remedy this, Centre for Surgery offers dermal fillers.
If you consider your lips to be too thin, you may wish to enhance them with dermal fillers. This is a type of lip enhancement which involves plumping injections. This will give the lips extra definition, as well as see a reduction in lines around the mouth. These injections will last around six months.
All patients should be in good health and have realistic expectations about what can be achieved with dermal fillers
We do not treat patients below the age of 18 years of age.
Healing is better if patients refrain from or quit smoking.
The lip enhancement procedure is performed purely for cosmetic purposes, to help improve one’s image and self-esteem.
Getting lip fillers is a short and simple process. As it is a non-surgical procedure, it results in no downtime.
Dermal fillers involve injecting fine needles into your lips. Using thin needles means there is less trauma at the injection site.
The lip fillers will result in you having lips that have increased volume, more definition and contouring. You will also notice fewer lines surrounding the lips, resulting in a more youthful looking face.
After the injections, you may notice some bruising, swelling, redness and tenderness. This can be reduced by applying ice to the area. You will not be allowed to apply any cosmetics, such as lipstick, to your lips directly after the procedure.
Most people will be able to return to work straight after having dermal fillers.
While the results of the dermal fillers will be noticeable once the swelling goes down, the lips will reduce in size over time. After about six months, you will require more lip fillers if you want to maintain the same size of your lips.
As this is not a surgical procedure, there is no downtime for lip fillers. In some rare cases, you may notice bruising or swelling after the injections, but this will fade with time.
Reasons for considering lip enhancement: plumping up of thin lips or to create a look with more volume, improving lip asymmetry, mouth shape, the gum appearance
There are several candidates who are unsuitable for lip fillers. This includes people who:
At Centre for Surgery, we perform lip enhancement under local anaesthesia.
Injections with Lip Fillers can be performed with little to no downtime. The surgeon will numb the area to be treated and take precautions to minimise your pain.
The procedure takes about 25 minutes.
There are more invasive procedures, however, the results for the lip enhancement we offer lasts for about six to nine months on average. After this timeframe, you will need additional lip fillers if you want to maintain the same look.
Yes, Centre for Surgery can use an enzyme which will dissolve the fillers.
There is zero downtime for lip enhancement but in very few cases the patient’s lips may swell and bruise for the first few days, but very rare.
Side effects include redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising and discolouration at the injection sites.
These effects typically resolve very quickly but may last up to two days after treatment.
There is little or no discomfort – local anaesthetic and ice packs will be used to keep you as comfortable as possible.
The will be some moderate swelling after the procedure, however, this should go down after two days.
Lip enhancement does not involve incisions and so you will not have any scars.
You can go back to your normal routine right after the procedure, however, we recommend you to wait for 24 hours before you go back to the gym.
Lip plumping can often be dangerous, particularly if you attempt to do it yourself at home. Lip fillers, on the other hand, will be injected by a trained and qualified surgeon, who will be able to monitor you after the procedure.