Beauty and Fashion from Head to Toe: Creating Your Look

The Fullness of Lip Augmentation

Lip enhancement is a popular way to combat the signs of ageing. Over time lips can become thinner and start to crack, which may cause some people to feel the need to undergo a little aesthetic treatment to boost their confidence. Fillers and enhancements offer longer-term solutions over make-up, to give lips a fuller appearance. This simple guide will give you an overview of the different options available, to help you to make an informed decision about whether this is a route you would like to consider.

Lip Augmentation

Augmentation by definition means to make something larger or greater. This is exactly what lip augmentation does, it targets specific areas of the lips to enhance their fullness and make the mouth more symmetrical. To do this, injections are made to key regions using filler, often referred to as hyaluronic acid filler.  Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance in the body in the form of a gel, which retains water and provides lubrication and cushioning for a variety of different components in the body. Everything from joints to the eyes use HA, and so it seems fitting that this natural substance is used as a safe and effective augmentation material. 

Time-Scale

Lip augmentation that uses HA as a filler isn't used a permanent solution, but is designed to last between six to twelve months. However some people find that this suits their purpose, particularly if they are using it as a temporary aesthetic solution prior to a vacation or event, such as a wedding. If you stop getting the injections then your lips will return to their original state and so you don't need to maintain a regular regime. Once the procedure has completed there usually follows a period of around 48 hours where the lips will be tender and swollen, however don't be alarmed as this is to be expected and is perfectly safe. 

Cost

Just like any private medical or cosmetic procedure the cost of lip augmentation will vary from place to place. Generally you can expect to pay anywhere from $800-$2000 US dollars according to Cosmopolitan, which roughly equates to around $1000-$2500 Australian dollars.

What Now

Before any operation it is important to discuss all of the details with your local surgery. They will be able to run you through the procedure and give you any overview of some of the dos and dont's prior to the big day. These include things such as avoiding certain medicines and nutrients that can thin the blood. 


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