Lip fillers are a popular cosmetic procedure that can help you achieve fuller, more voluminous lips. The process involves injecting a filler gel into the lips to support and shape the tissues. It's important to understand the procedure and the potential risks before getting lip fillers. Your doctor will start by numbing your lips with a small amount of anesthetic.
This is done with a needle, and you may feel a slight prick when it touches your mouth. Once your lips are numb, the doctor will inject the filler gel directly into your lips. The technique for injecting fillers into the lips requires knowledge of the correct depth of injection and how to move the needle correctly to evenly disperse the filler. It also requires knowledge of the anatomy of the lips in order to create the desired look.
On average, 1 milliliter (ml) of lip filler is injected into your lips, which is about one-fifth of a teaspoon. The ouch factor will vary from person to person, but without anesthesia, lip injections will feel like a sharp pinch. Your healthcare provider may insert topical anesthetic or nerve block to reduce discomfort. It's best to wait to eat until the injection has disappeared so as not to accidentally bite your lips or alter the filling.
Lip fillers can be used to increase volume, but they also have other benefits. They can be used to create visual harmony by making your lips closer in size and shape. They can also be used to address other patient problems such as thinning lips or asymmetry. Your healthcare provider will work with you to create the best look for you and your environment, whether big and bold or discreet and subtle.
It's important to remember that enhanced lips can make your lips thicker and fuller, but it will still be you when you leave the doctor's office.After the procedure is finished, your healthcare provider may gently massage your lips to absorb the filler. The length of time your lip fillers will last depends on a variety of factors, such as lifestyle habits and body chemistry.