Natural Lip Plumping & Enhancement
As we grow older, the naturally occuring substance hyaluronic acid reduces over time and this results in lips becoming thinner and losing volume over time. Injectable hyaluronic acid (dermal fillers) designed for the lips provide a natural lip plumping and enhancing appearance.
Beautiful full lips with no 'trout pout'
Many patients of mine have considered having their lips done but have often been put off by “botched jobs” or “trout pouts”. The fear of walking out of the clinic with an unnatural result and everyone noticing has put patients off for years. It is important to choose the right practitioner who can make the correct assessment of your lips and be able to discuss with you the right product, placement and expected result to allay any concerns you may have.
What to expect
Dr Wass uses a cannula and needle technique to define and volumise your lips.
To minimise any discomfort, a dental nerve block can be used which renders the procedure essentially painless.
The procedure is great to plump up your lips, provide definition and shape them. It is an essential step in profile balancing and can create a youthful appearance without looking overdone.
The treatment can take up to 60 minutes.
Aftercare Advice for Fillers
Pain; This can occur during the procedure and you may have some tenderness for several hours to days after the procedure. In most cases, the pain eases after 72 hours however if you find the pain is not settling or is getting worse after the procedure, this is a reason to contact the clinic for an assessment.
Swelling; There is often swelling immediately and for several days after the procedure. swelling tends to settle within 72 hours and the fillers are usually well integrated within a 2 week period.
Bruising; This is one of the commonest complications of all aesthetic procedures, a needle that punctures the skin can ultimately result in a bruise. Bruising is usually evident immediately and some can develop after the procedure. This will settle within a few days or up to 1 week. Different areas are more likely to bruise than others so don’t be alarmed if this occurs.
To help prevent bruising, arnica tablets are useful to take several days before and after the procedure.
Safety net; If you feel unwell or if you notice that any pain you had during the procedure is increasing later in the day, this is an indication to contact the clinic for a review.
This is also the case should you notice any areas of skin looking pale in appearance or a dusky red colour.
At any stage, if you have a concern or feel unwell after your procedure, please
don’t hesitate to contact the clinic for advice, we would rather know if there are any issues sooner rather than later so never feel worried about “being a bother” as we would rather be bothered than not.