Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that can give you fuller, plumper lips.
Every doctor has a favourite formula or product they like to use. We use Teosyal Kiss.
There's practically zero downtime. The procedure takes about 15 to 20 minutes total and the numbing will start to wear off after about 15 minutes. You can go about your daily life afterward but shouldn't make any big plans (like a wedding or an important event) for at least three days in case you bruise.
You shouldn't exercise the day of the procedure. You especially should avoid activities that increase blood flow to your face, like getting a massage or a facial.
If done correctly, lips with injections don't feel any different than real lips. Not even when you're kissing.
Natural is Best
Don't expect to get Angelina Jolie's lips. You can bring in inspiration photos, but ultimately, you and Dr. Kelleher should decide what look is best for your face. You should also expect to increase the size gradually over time — not all at once — for the most natural results.
Lips & Dermal Filler Q&A
These days, an injectable dermal filler is the most commonly used method of lip augmentation.
There are many types of dermal fillers that can be injected in your lips and around your mouth. But the most common fillers today are products that contain substances similar to hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body. It helps increase volume in your lips.
These types of dermal fillers are sometimes called "hyaluronic acid fillers."
Hyaluronic acid fillers can improve the appearance of your lips by adding:
How much do i need?
You don't have to go all out. You can choose which areas of your lips you'd like the focus to be. Whether you want to do both lips, just the bottom lip, or the middle of the top lip, you can plump wherever you and Dr. Kelleher decide will best complement the rest of your facial features.
What happens when I get my lips done?
At the beginning of the procedure, it feels like a pinch and then it stings as the filler is being injected. Afterward, Dr. Kelleher will massage your lips a little, ice them for 10 minutes, and then let you go about your day.
You can choose to have your lips numbed beforehand with a dental nerve block or a topical aesthetic. Dr. Kelleher can numb the area around your lips with an injection into your gums (a standard dental injection) or you can opt for a numbing cream.
You will see the results almost immediately. Your lips will be a swollen at first but you'll see the effects of the fillers pretty quickly. Give your lips 24 hours to settle and the swelling to calm. Then you'll be seeing your filled-out lips as they will be for the next few months.
Some slight bruising and bleeding at the site of injection is normal and expected. The bruises should fade after five to seven days.
Is it right for me?
You might want to try lip fillers, which add or restore fullness to your lips, because:
- your lips have lost definition over the years;
- you’re tired of using makeup to enhance your pout and want something longer lasting;
- you think that a more defined smile and shapelier lips would suit your face better.
Anything else I need to know?
Ten days prior to your procedure, avoid painkillers (except Tylenol), fish oil, and vitamin E, which tend to thin the blood. Thinner blood will make the area more prone to bruising and bleeding.
How much does it cost?
It costs €350 for 1ml and €200 for 0.5ml with LK Aesthetics.
How long does it last?
HA fillers last about four to six months. But if your body is on the thinner side, you'll metabolize the formula faster and the injections won't last as long.
What if I don't like it?
You can completely erase HA fillers if you don't like how your lips turn out for whatever reason. Because HA is not permanent, we can inject an eraser enzyme called hyaluronidase. The enzyme will dissolve the filler in five minutes if you're unhappy with the initial results.
The Classic lip augmentation is subtle but provides a distinctive formation of all the natural 5 planes of the lips. Women who have lost volume through aging and those preferring a subtle augmentation chose this style.
The pearlique style accentuates the lower lip. This style is opposite the cupid style. By accenting the two teardrop shapes, a more youthful, voluminous effect is achieved. Since Pearlique is isolated to the lower lip, it can be combined with other looks. Perique complements Cupid and Rubina very well.
The hollywood style focuses on full expression of the upper lip and little to no augmentation of the lower lip. The aesthetic result comes from maintaining a symmetrical balance. This style is popular among movie personalities. This style is for people who want attention on their lips without a full presentation of both lips. This style potentiates all three forms of the upper lip (two tapering rhomboid shapes, and the half bucket in the middle of the upper lip).
Cupid is the rarest of all lip forms. It enhances those lips that project a strong Cupids Bow form. Adding volume to such lips accents the natural appearance and results in a sexy full shape.
The Rubina lips are the full expression of the natural 5 planes of the lips. This means that any more product placed in the lips will distort these forms and will not be aesthetically pleasing. Rubina lips are heavily dependant on the facial structure of the woman wanting the look. If you have enough length to your face from the bottom of the nose to the chin then this can be a very attractive style.