Lip Filler Injections London & UK
Achieve luscious, perfectly sculpted lips with our expert lip filler injections – a touch of elegance in minutes!
Lip fillers, also known as lip augmentation and lip enhancement, are a commonly performed procedure at Centre for Surgery in London for enhancing fullness to lips that are thin, and optimisation of the lip contour to make the lips in harmony with surrounding structures. Fine wrinkles around the mouth can also be improved with expert placement of lip filler. Lip filler injections are most commonly performed using hyaluronic acid dermal filler of the Juvederm brand, the premium brand of lip filler. Whilst lip fillers are excellent for volumising the lips, lip lift is ideal for altering the shape of the upper lip and the width of the lips.
Lip injections using HA lip filler can maintain an enhanced volume of the lips for many months. Although permanent options for lip augmentation are available using lip implants, lip fillers remain the safest and most effective means of enhancing the volume of the lips.
RealSelf Top Doctors
RealSelf top doctor status is awarded to less than 10% of the RealSelf doctor community. This status is earned by achieving consistently high patient satisfaction (from RealSelf reviews), getting excellent feedback on expert answers to patient questions, and after investing significant time in Q&A and other doctor activity. RealSelf top doctors are rated among the very best surgeons in the United Kingdom and USA.
Our dermal fillers clinic at 106 Crawford Street was recently inspected and rated by the Care Quality Commission as good across all five domains of care.
Benefits of lip fillers at Centre for Surgery in London
- Only our dermatologists and plastic surgeons inject Juvederm lip filler for maximum safety
- Very quick 10-15 minute treatment
- Non-invasive with no need for surgery or general anaesthetic
- No incisions or scars
- Fast recovery with no downtime with no disruption to your normal daily routine
- Natural looking results
- Based in London’s top medical district in Marylebone, central London
Benefits of Lip Filler
Enhancement of Lip Fullness – If you’re looking to augment the volume of your lips, be it the cupid’s bow, vermilion border, or the philtrum, our bespoke injectable treatments, administered by our skilled nurse, can help you attain the lip enhancement you envision.
Swift, Effortless and Virtually Pain-Free – The lip filler procedure is incredibly time-efficient, taking approximately 30 minutes. It employs an ultra-fine needle alongside a topical anaesthetic to ensure your comfort. While you may feel a brief pinprick sensation during the procedure, it is fleeting and generally well-tolerated.
Natural Constituent Filler – The predominant component in lip fillers is hyaluronic acid, which is a substance naturally found within the human body. This vital ingredient contributes to amplifying volume and smoothing out fine lines, culminating in luscious, revitalised lips.
Subtle and Natural-Looking Enhancement – Lip fillers are designed to enhance rather than alter the fundamental structure of your lips. They work to restore the natural plumpness and highlight the distinct features of your lips, resulting in a refined yet subtle enhancement.
Administered by Accredited Professionals – The lip filler procedures at our clinic are executed by registered nurses who possess the requisite expertise and finesse. Additionally, we ensure that a complimentary consultation is conducted prior to the treatment, enabling you to discuss your expectations and learn more about the procedure.
What Enhancements are Possible with Dermal Lip Fillers?
Dermal lip fillers offer an array of possibilities for enhancing and revitalising the appearance of your lips. From augmenting volume to refining shape and proportions, let’s delve into what can be accomplished with this transformative treatment.
Augmentation of Lip Volume
For individuals with thin or small lips, dermal lip fillers provide the perfect solution to add plumpness. By enhancing the volume, a balanced interplay is established among the facial features, thereby harmonising your overall appearance. This augmentation is especially helpful in complementing your smile and boosting your confidence.
Achieving the Ideal Lip Proportions
The Golden Ratio in Lip Proportions
The proportions of the lips play a significant role in how they harmonise with the rest of the facial features. In the context of Caucasian aesthetics, the sought-after ‘golden’ ratio for the vertical height between the upper and lower lips is approximately 1:1.6. This entails a slightly more voluminous lower lip, which contributes to a naturally appealing and aesthetically gratifying outcome.
Enhancing Lip Borders and Contours
Restoring Sharp Lip Demarcation
As time progresses, the sharp demarcation that characterises the border of the lips can diminish. This loss of definition is typical of the ageing process. Thankfully, this can be effortlessly rectified with the strategic application of dermal lip fillers.
Sculpting the Lip Shape
By concentrating the filler around the periphery of the lips, including the cupid’s bow and the philtrum columns, a more defined and fuller shape can be achieved. This not only imparts volume but also carves out a distinct contour, which adds a sense of depth and dimension to the lips.
Customised Lip Enhancement
What’s notable about dermal lip fillers is that the treatment can be tailored to your unique preferences and facial structure. Whether you desire a subtle enhancement or a more dramatic transformation, a customised approach ensures that the results are in harmony with your aesthetic goals.
Alternatives to lip fillers
LipLase is a non-invasive treatment at Centre for Surgery using a combined dual laser approach (Nd:YAG and Er:YAG) using the SP Dynamis laser for enhanced fullness and colour enhancement of the lips. This is an effective option for patients who are not keen on injections with lip fillers. Treatments will be need to be performed over 5-6 sessions followed by 6 monthly treatments to maintain the results.
Lip implants using the PermaLip implant can be inserted through very small incisions located inside the corners of the mouth under a local anaesthetic. Lip augmentation with PermaLip is a permanent augmentation option. However if you wish to have have the implants removed, a simple procedure under local anaesthetic can be carried out to remove them at a later date.
Fat Transfer to the Lips
Fat transfer to the lips involves the removal of fat from another part of the body such as the inner thighs or lower abdomen and then injecting the purified fat into the lips. Fat is first harvested using a microliposuction technqiue, then the harvested fat is cleaned and purified before being injected into the lips. The goal of fat transfer is to provide a more long-term solution to lip augmentation. Patients can expect mild discomfort and swelling for 1-3 days after the procedure. Unlike an artificial implant, using a patient’s own fat tissue eliminates the risk of bodily rejection. Patients should expect immediate results and requires only a few days to recover in most cases. Injections may need to be repeated until the desired result is attained.
Lip Lift Surgery
Lip lift surgery is an outpatient procedure that shortens the distance between the lips and the bottom of the nose and consequently results in more upper lip showing. An incision is made under the nose and the skin is shortened, pulling up the lips. The bullhorn lip lift is the most commonly performed type of lip lift. Other lip lift techniques can shorten the upper lip to expose more teeth. A downward-turned mouth can be lifted with small upward sutures removed in four to five days.
Ideal candidates for lip fillers
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.
Preparation for lip filler injections
The success of lip filler injections relies on the patient being properly prepared for the procedure in the weeks beforehand. Prior to the procedure, you will be required to stop certain products and medications and also reduce intake of certain foods that are high alpha-omega 3.
Two weeks before lip fillers injection
Patients should avoid fish, fish oil nuts or seeds or NSAIDS such as ibuprofen which have been shown to increase the risk of bleeding. Arnica tablets are very useful to help with reducing any post-injection bruising. Arnica tablets can be purchased over the counter from most pharmacies. If you are on any prescription medicines which are known to increase the risk of bleeding then these may need to be stopped before treatment. It is very important to speak with your GP before stopping any medicines and also to receive instruction on the best time to restart the medication. Patients on medicines which are vital for health should not stop their medicines in any circumstances. In this instance, having a cosmetic procedure may not be appropriate. Patients with a history of cold sores will need to commence a preventive course of acyclovir prior to treatment. This is to ensure there is no flare-up of herpes virus infection. Your doctor will be able to prescribe this for you before treatment. Finally it is very important to read and understand the treatment consent form so you are fully familiar with the benefits, risks and complications associated with dermal filler treatment.
The day of your procedure
- Please make sure to eat a light meal before your filler injections. This helps to raise blood sugar and minimise the risk of fainting during treatment. Many people are understandably apprehensive about needle injections and this is amplified by not having eaten or drunk anything before your treatment.
- Please refrain from wearing any make-up before dermal filler treatment on the areas which are planned for treatment. Your practitioner will need to remove any make-up from the treatment area before your procedure. You can bring a light make-up product to apply for camouflage immediately after filler treatment.
- Please aim to arrive 30 minutes before your allocated appointment to enable the application of local anaesthetic numbing cream to the face. Local anaesthetic numbing cream needs at least 20-30 mins to achieve its full effect. This is why we ask patients to arrive a little earlier than usual.
- Before you leave your appointment, we would advise booking your next appointment. This is to ensure you get your favoured timing as our practitioners often get booked up to three months in advance. We always ensure never to double book patients for any facial injectable procedure.
Lip fillers treatment
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.
Lip Filler Injections Aftercare
With lip filler treatment, it is quite normal to have some localised bruising, swelling and some pinpoint bleeding from the needle entry points. If you had numbing cream applied then this usually takes 2-3 hours to wear off. You can improve the healing process by making sure to follow all the post-procedure instructions given to you by your doctor.
Top tips for optimum recovery after dermal fillers
- Use cold packs gently applied against the treated area for approximately 15 minutes on and 15 minutes off. This should ideally be continued for the first 48 hours after treatment.
- Any strenuous exercise should be avoided for the first 48 hours to reduce bruising and swelling.
- Do not massage or manipulate your face in any way after treatment. Facials or scrubbing of the face should be avoided for one week after treatment to avoid migration of filler. Gentle face waxing is allowed.
- Light makeup and/or concealer can be applied immediately after your treatment to reduce the appearance of bruising on the skin.
- Do take arnica tablets to accelerate the disappearance of bruising.
- Pineapples and pineapple juice have been shown to reduce swelling and so it is recommended to have pineapples after treatment.
- Try not to overanalyse your face for the first couple of weeks after treatment. It is very normal to have bruising, swelling and a degree of asymmetry often as a result of swelling. Your surgeon always recommends waiting two weeks before the final results can appear.
- If you have any pain or discomfort in the treated areas, taking paracetamol is recommended to help with post-injection pain. NSAIDS such as ibuprofen must be avoided as these increase the risk of prolonged bruising due to their action on blood platelets.
Lip fillers before and after
Risks and potential complications of lip fillers
Common and expected side effects of dermal fillers:
Bruising can last up to 2 weeks post-injection but can sometimes be as long as four weeks in patients with an underlying defect in blood clotting. Bruising can be covered with concealer. Injection of the tear troughs may result in more bruising than usual, as this is known to be a highly vascular part of the face.
It is not uncommon to have swelling which is not equal on both sides of the face as different patients may have degrees of pre-existing facial asymmetry and also the amount of filler injected. The swelling usually takes up to 2 weeks to resolve. The patient should sleep in a raised position on two pillows to speed the resolution of swelling. All patients should avoid the gym for the first few days to avoid further swelling. Avoid massage of the treated area to avoid further swelling and possible filler migration.
Facial asymmetry is often related to post-treatment swelling. Patients should wait a full two weeks before an assessment on whether asymmetry is persistent and, if so, it is related to differences in volumes injected. Try to avoid over-analysing your face; it is not uncommon to identify new perceived differences in facial asymmetry after dermal filler treatment that were in fact, always there to begin with.
Lumps and bumps
Injections of filler will result in a tissue consistency that will feel harder than your own skin. You must avoid massage of the area to prevent migration of filler. Any feeling of lumps and bumps usually resolves in 2 weeks as the swelling subsides.
A typical 1ml syringe of dermal filler is roughly equivalent to 1/4 of a teaspoon in volume. After the resolution of tissue swelling, it may become apparent that more filler injection is required if your objective is increased volume. Our specialist facial plastic surgeons take great care to avoid overfilling areas with large volumes at the outset. This is a guaranteed recipe for treatment failure. The optimum approach is always to add volume in an incremental manner with time to achieve the optimum result. If you are new to dermal fillers, it is often the case that the results will last for a shorter period initially. However, with regular maintenance treatment, the results will be for longer as your body begins to generate its own natural collagen in the treated areas.
Dry lips after lip fillers
Lips can become dry after lip filler treatment. Application of cold packs and maintaining lubrication with Vaseline or Aquaphor should help. Ice should not be applied for more than 15 minutes at a time.
Possible complications of dermal fillers
- Granuloma formation
- Hypersensitivity reaction
- Allergic reaction
- Herpes virus reactivation
- Acne recurrence
- Skin necrosis from filler injection into a blood vessel
- Extremely rarely – blindness from injection into the glabella or frown region
- Infection and abscess formation
If you experience any of the above-listed complications, please be sure to contact your surgeon immediately for an urgent assessment.
Lip Filler cost London
There are a number of factors which will impact on the final cost of your dermal filler injection procedure:
- Number of syringes of filler required
- Combination treatments with anti-wrinkle injections
- Complications of dermal filler from another clinic
Why not call 0207 993 4849 and speak to one of our expert patient coordinators who may be able to give you a rough costing prior to lip filler injections.
Always remember that price should never be the determining factor when it comes to choosing your provider. We feel that safety and quality of service should be your number one priority and instilling in you the confidence that our team will look after you before, during and after your procedure to the best of their ability.
What to Expect
Upon arrival for your initial consultation, our registered nurse will warmly welcome you. You’ll be encouraged to discuss the aesthetic objectives you have in mind concerning your lip filler injectable treatment. This is an essential step as it enables the nurse to devise a customised treatment plan that’s tailored specifically to your desires and needs.
Photography for Progress Assessment
Once you are satisfied with the consultation and decide to proceed with the treatment, photographs will be taken to document the pre-treatment appearance of your lips. Rest assured, these photographs will be stored with utmost confidentiality and will be utilised solely for monitoring your progress by our expert injector. *Please note that your photographs will not be featured on our website or social media platforms unless you provide explicit permission for us to do so.
Preparation for the Procedure: Ensuring Your Comfort
Before the treatment commences, your lips will undergo thorough cleansing. To alleviate any discomfort, a numbing agent will be applied to your lips. After allowing approximately 15 minutes for the numbing agent to take effect, the treatment will set into motion.
Precision Focused Injections: Tailoring to Your Desires
The injections will be meticulously administered to the areas you are keen to enhance. This can encompass a blend of the medial lip, lateral lip, lip border, philtrum columns, and the cupid’s bow. Throughout the procedure, you will have the opportunity to observe the results using a handheld mirror, and you’re welcome to suggest areas where you’d like additional volume.
Aftercare and Follow-up: Comprehensive Care for Optimal Results
Upon the completion of the treatment, you will be furnished with detailed aftercare instructions to ensure that the healing process is smooth and the results are optimised. Additionally, as a part of our commitment to providing exceptional care, a complimentary follow-up appointment will be scheduled within the next two weeks.
Lip Filler Injections at Centre for Surgery
When considering lip fillers, it’s essential to select a provider that offers not only expertise but also a commitment to patient care and satisfaction. Centre for Surgery stands out as the premier destination for lip fillers for a multitude of reasons:
Expertise and Experience
Our team at Centre for Surgery is composed of highly skilled and experienced practitioners. Our registered nurses and doctors have undergone extensive training in the administration of dermal fillers, ensuring precision and an artistic eye in sculpting the lips according to your desires.
Customised Treatment Plans
We understand that each individual’s aesthetic goals are unique. As such, we place great emphasis on tailoring the treatment plans to suit your specific needs and aspirations. During the initial consultation, our professionals will engage in an in-depth discussion with you to comprehend your objectives and provide recommendations based on your facial structure.
Patient Comfort and Safety
Your comfort and safety are of paramount importance to us. We employ state-of-the-art techniques and materials, including the use of top-grade dermal fillers and topical anaesthetics, to ensure a seamless and pain-free experience. Additionally, our facilities uphold the highest standards of hygiene and safety.
At Centre for Surgery, our approach is to enhance your natural beauty. We take great care in administering lip fillers in a manner that delivers results which are not only beautiful but also appear natural and harmonious with your facial features.
Post-procedure care is crucial in ensuring optimal results. We provide detailed aftercare instructions and encourage an open line of communication for any questions or concerns. Furthermore, we schedule a complimentary follow-up appointment to assess the healing process and the results of the treatment.
Transparent and Ethical Practices
We believe in maintaining transparency with our patients. Our pricing is clear, with no hidden costs, and we hold a strict ethical code to provide only the treatments that are in the best interest of the patient.
Is a Consultation Necessary?Absolutely. Since this treatment entails a medical evaluation and prescription by a doctor, it is mandatory to have a consultation. This will enable the physician to assess your needs and ascertain the most appropriate course of treatment.
Do Lip Fillers Cause Pain?The experience of pain varies among individuals and is subjective to one’s pain threshold. Many patients describe the sensation during the injection as a minor pinch, which is then followed by a feeling of pressure or a tingling sensation as the product is administered. These sensations are brief, typically lasting only a few minutes, and can be alleviated with the application of a topical anaesthetic.
What are thin lips?Thin lips occur commonly in many individuals often from birth but in some cases thin lips may develop as a result of the normal aging process. With increasing age, the body’s natural stores of collagen and elastin are depleted increasingly and the rate of new collagen production is not enough to replace older collagen. The perooral region musculature begins to undergo a process of natural atrophy or weakening and this is commonly followed the development of thin lips often accompanied by wrinkles around the mouth region. For those born with thin lips, the expert use of lip fillers is highly effective for the restoration and enhancement of a naturally shaped and more voluminous lip and increased plumpness.
Centre for Surgery are one of the leading providers of both non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic treatments in London and the UK. We are proud to have som of the most skilled aesthetic practioners and dermatologists who are all handpicked to provide the safest treatment and the most natural looking lips which in many cases may involve the masterly restoration of lost lip volume.
Who will carry out my lip filler treatment?In the UK, lip fillers can be carried out by any unregulated aesthetic practitioner as there is a lack of national regulation in this area. This has led to a large increase in the number of unqualified practitioners carrying out the treatment in unregulated locations and without the necessary emergency back up facilities and equipment. It is even possible to have lip filler injections in places such as gyms, beauty salons and even someone's home!.
Facial injectables do carry an element of risk especially lip filler injections and having your injections in potentially unsafe locations can lead to a risk of harm. At Centre for Surgery, all our facial injectable treatments which include both anti wrinkles injections and lip fillers are carried out only by fully qualified aesthetic practitioners, dermatologists and plastic surgeons in CQC regulated premises.
How does the ageing process affect the lips?The ageing process leads to changes in the structure of the skin with loss of structural support and this leads to increased skin laxity, volume loss and reduction in skin tautness. This is a process that affects all areas of the body and results in commonly observed lines, wrinkles and skin folds and excess hanging skin.
The ageing process in the lip area is usually obvious due to the lips being a highly visible part of the face. The lips begin to gradually lose volume and firmness, with a loss of defined margins around the lips themselves. This affects both the Cupid bow area and the corners of the mouth. Perioral fine vertical lines also form and these are more commonly found in those who smoke hence their alternative name of smokers lines.
Lip filler treatment at Centre for Surgery is a commonly performed treatment and is known for being a safe and effective treatment that takes less than 15 minutes to perform in the clinic. Lip fillers can transform the lips to create a more youthful look and with an associated reduction in fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth for the older patient.
How long do lip fillers take to perform?The procedure is quick to perform and takes on overage between 25-45 minutes dependent upon the degree of correction required. Top ups of lip filler at subsequent visits are quicker and take between 10-15 minutes to perform.
What instructions should I follow before having my lip fillers treatment?We advise all patients to have their skin condition in the best possible state prior to the lip filler treatment at Centre for Surgery. It is best to avoid alcohol for at least a few days beforehand to reduce the risk of bleeding and bruising as alcohol interferes with blood platelet function. You should also have a good nights sleep and keep well hydrated. This will ensure you arrive at the clinic in a calm and relaxed state of mind. You should also avoid taking anti inflammatory medicines which include both aspirin and NSAIDS such as ibuprofen for at least one week before the procedure. Aspirin is a potent blood thinner and increases the risk of bleeding and bruising.
Do lip filler injections hurt?Dermal filler injections are well tolerated treatments with minimal discomfort with new modern techniques such as the use of blunt atraumatic cannulas and dermal fillers that come pre-mixed with lidocaine. That said, discomfort does depend on the area of the face that is injected. The lips have a rich nerve supply and therefore are more uncomfortable compared with other dermal filler treatment areas. The practitioner will reduce any discomfort by applying a topical anaesthetic to the lips 45 minutes beforehand. This in combination with the above technique will help to reduce treatment discomfort significantly. The vast majority of patients find the treatment painless.
Will my lips be sore after having lip fillers?It is normal to have mild degree of soreness following a lip filler treatment and the lips may be slightly tender to touch immediately after having had treatment. It is also normal to feel the newly injected lip filler in the lips during the early days after treatment though this will be less obvious after week 1 after treatment.
What Can I Expect During the Recovery Phase?Post lip filler treatment, it's common to encounter mild bruising and swelling. This usually subsides progressively and typically resolves completely within a few days to weeks.
Do I need to take time off work after having lip fillers?No, the recovery period is very quick with no need to take time off work. It is common to experience a degree of bruising, swelling and redness and the area may be tender to touch for a few hours after the procedure but these side effects are short lived. Patients can restart their normal activities of daily living the procedure although your practitioner may advise against any strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours following the procedure.
Will my lips look natural after lip filler?Our practitioners are known for specialising in meticulously performed treatments with pinpoint accuracy. The result from your lip filler treatment can therefore be closely controlled based on your specific preferences. In many cases, patients desire only a minor modification and in other cases, patients may want a dramatic change with a larger amounts of lip filler injected. In all cases, your practitioner will make sure the results are in harmony with your face and a pre-procedure detailed facial analysis assists this process. Many patients are concerned about a possible lack of facial expressions after having lip fillers but this is unlikely to happen in expert hands. Your practitioner will cover all the key aspects at your face to face consultation for lip filler treatment.
Is lip enhancement right for me?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.
Who can’t have lip fillers?There are several candidates who are unsuitable for lip fillers. This includes people who:
-Have allergies to lip fillers
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Have connective tissue disorders
Will I See the Results Instantaneously?Indeed, you will discern an augmentation in lip volume immediately following the treatment. However, as swelling may be present initially, we advise allowing a period of up to four weeks to observe the final outcomes. This duration is recommended as the dermal filler requires time to amalgamate with your natural tissue, and any swelling or bruising should have diminished by this point.
In view of potential swelling, it is prudent to schedule lip filler appointments at least two weeks prior to significant events.
When I can expect to see results after lip fillers?Lip fillers like Juvederm will give results that are visible as soon as they are injected and will continue to improve over the 2-3 days. You can expect to experience some swelling in the first week following treatment so final results should be apparent once any bruising and swelling has settled after one week.
How long do lip fillers last?The dermal filler employed in the tear troughs is a dense gel substance designed to have a duration of approximately 18 months. However, various individuals find that this area sustains the results for up to 2 years, though it might last as briefly as 1 year depending on factors such as metabolism, lifestyle, and genetics.
Are lip fillers permanent?At Centre for Surgery, our practitioners only use temporary dermal fillers such as Juvederm. Treatment with lip fillers are not permanent to avoid the risk complications such as nodules and granuloma formation which are common with permanent dermal fillers. The longevity of results with Juvederm lip filler depends on the product chosen, whether Juvederm Ultra or Juvederm Volift or Juvederm Volbella. Juvederm Ultra generally wears off quicker than Volift or Volbella. On average, lip fillers give results that last for about 12 months - some last 6 months while others can last up to 18 months.
Are lip fillers safe?Lip fillers have been performed for over 20 years now and there is strong data to support its safety when carried out by qualified and competent practitioners. Lip fillers containing hyaluronic acid are not permanent and if one is unhappy with the results, the filler can be disssolved. In addition, lip filler treatment should be carried out in a regulated medical environment and not in locations like gyms and peoples homes.
Risks of lip fillers include:
Nodules and granuloma formation
Blindness in very rare cases when injected into arterial blood vessels that also supply the eye
Your practitioner will discuss the potential risks and complications of lip filler treatment at your face to face consultation and before you sign the informed consent form.
Lip fillers such as Juvederm are fully approved with CE marking. They are approved for the treatment of small lips and lip enhancement.
When can I apply lipstick or lip liner after lip fillers?Your doctor usually recommends waiting for at least 12 hours before the application of lip liner, lipstick or any make up to the face.
What type of anaesthesia is used for lip fillers?At Centre for Surgery, our practitioners perform lip enhancement under topical local anaesthesia. Topical anaesthetic cream is applied to the lips beforehand and Juvederm Vycross filler contains added lidocaine for enhanced comfort during treatment.
What happens during the procedure?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.
How long does the lip enhancement results last for?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.
Why is Juvederm ideal for lip filler?Lip enhancement using Juvederm is one of the most popular and effective means of performing lip filler injections. Juvederm is also commonly used to treat other areas of the face including lines and wrinkles in the eye region or nose to mouth lines.
Like most commercially available dermal fillers, Juvederm is made up of hyaluronic acid which occurs naturally in the body and functions to effectively maintain moisture in the tissues by absorbing water. With the ageing process, the proportion of hyaluronica cid in the body begins to decline and this directly leads to thinner and more wrinkly skin which is most commonly seen around the eyes and mouth area.
Juvederm for lip enhancement at Centre for Surgery is a highly effective procedure for the restoration of tissue hydration in the lips which give more fuller and youthful looking lips. Expert treatment using Juvederm results in lips with enhanced volume and definition using micro cannulas and needle to the targeted areas.
Hyaluronic acid based fillers like Juvederm are composed of natural materials which already are found in the body. With the passage of time, the Juvederm filler will begin to be absorbed and the results may begin to diminish over time. Patients will often require repeat treatment to maintain the results over time.
Juvederm lip injections have a duration of effect up to 12 months but can differ between patients and purpose of treatment. Juvederm is a premium dermal filler and the effects can be reversed if desired. Many patients who are not keen on the idea of cosmetic surgery often try dermal filler injections to see how they may look before considering a surgical procedure down the line.
What happens if I don’t like the look of my lips after lip filler injection?At your consultation with your practitioner, an assessment will be made of your expectations for treatment and this is carefully taken into account when planning your customised lip filler treatment.
In a small minority of cases, if you are not entirely satisfied with your results, then you may opt to have your concerns addressed in a number of ways. This may involve the injection of more lip filler or if you are unhappy with too much volume then excess lip filler can be safely dissolved using Hyalase. The extra lip filler is thus safely removed with no permanent untoward effects.
What is a vial of lip filler and how many are needed for best results?Lip fillers come packaged as a vials which may be up to 1ml in volume and often come pre-packaged with needles. Lips typically need 1-2 vials depending on the amount of correction required. The cost of lip filler treatment is determined by the number of vials used during treatment.
Is the Option for 1/2 mL of Lip Filler Available?Certainly, we do offer the option of ½ mL of lip filler. However, it’s worth noting that this volume is often insufficient for achieving a markedly enhanced lip volume. For the definition of the lip border, this quantity may be adequate. The suitability of this option for your specific goals will be discussed during your initial consultation with the registered nurse.
Are there any side effects of lip fillers?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.
Will the lips be swollen after having lip fillers?The will be some moderate swelling after the procedure, however, this should go down after a couple of days. Ice packs are useful to speed up the resolution of swelling.
What is the best way to minimise bruising after lip fillers?It is quite common to have bruising and swelling after lip filler and there are a number of precautions which patients can take to minimise the appearance of bruising:
- You should avoid using aspirin or NSAIDS before having lip fillers and also for at least a few days after treatment.
- Alcohol should be stopped for a minimum of one day both before and after treatment.
- You should avoid heavy exercise for at least one day after the lip filler treatment
- Avoid saunas and steam rooms for a few days as these may increase bruising of the lips in the extreme temperatures.
What To Expect
What to expect
Centre for Surgery are committed to following the latest national guidance and strict medical protocols in the provision of non-surgical injectable treatments. Lip filler treatments are only carried out by trained aesthetic practitioners, dermatologists and plastic surgeons for safer outcomes.
You will be looked after by a dedicated patient coordinator to act as your point of contact throughout your journey with us. Once we have a clear idea of your presenting concern, we will book you in to see either an aesthetic practitioner, dermatologist or plastic surgeon who is best placed to assess and treat you. The consultation is free and no-obligation and the full range of treatment options will be explained.
The specialist will take a comprehensive approach to assessing you by taking a full history and examination:
Treatment options based on your facial structure and the possible outcomes that can be achieved
In-depth discussion of the different non-surgical options and what can be expected with each option and whether any downtime is to be expected
Assessing your physical and mental health to make sure that dermal filler injections are right for you
Answer your questions that you may have about the different options
If it is determined that treatment is appropriate, a written treatment plan will be prepared and presented to you for making a decision on whether to proceed. Some treatments such as facial injectables can take place in the same visit where as other treatments such as laser resurfacing may need a period of skin preparation which may require up to six weeks before the actual treatment can take place.
The consultation for facial injectables are free but a £25 deposit is required to confirm the consultation and this can be redeemed against any potential treatment that you wish to go ahead with in the same visit.
Your consultant will ask you to return for a follow-up visit 2 weeks later for a review which may include a free top-up or ‘tweakment’ if deemed necessary.
Patient journey quick overview:
- Visit us at 106 Crawford Street, Marylebone for a free consultation with a fully trained and qualified dermatologist or plastic surgeon
- At the consultation, decide on the best treatment option for you based on expert advice from your consultant. You can choose to have treatment at the same visit if you prefer.
- Come back in 2 weeks for your follow-up visit for a check-up and repeat treatment or free top-up if appropriate.