Thick lower lip (ปาก ล่าง หนา, which is the term in Thai) is a cosmetic option that can be achieved through surgery. Lip enhancement is a popular method for doing so. A knowledgeable plastic surgeon or dermatologist can help you decide which method and substance will give you the best results for lip augmentation. Here’s a rundown on what to expect from lower-lip-thickening procedures under the knife:
Consultation with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who has passed the appropriate boards should precede any cosmetic operation. This appointment is your chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and learn more about lip augmentation procedures and costs.
Implants for the Lips
Lips can be made fuller and thicker with the use of synthetic implants made of materials like silicone. These implants tend to be well tolerated and can last for a long time. They are also hypoallergenic.
To get the desired fullness in the lips, fat is removed from another area of the body (usually through liposuction) and injected into the lips. Since your fat is being transplanted, there is no risk involved.
Lip augmentation with dermal fillers such as hyaluronic acid (such as Juvederm or Restylane) does not require surgery. The effects of this non-invasive method wear off after a few months.
The Pre-Op Period
Some drugs and supplements may increase your risk of bleeding and problems, therefore your surgeon will give you pre-operative advice to follow.
The treatment can be done either under general anesthetic or local anesthesia with sedation. To attain the appropriate fullness, the surgeon will make incisions, insert implants, or inject the chosen substance into the lips.
Expect some swelling and bruising for a few days to a few weeks after the treatment, however, the exact time frame will vary. After surgery, it’s important to take your prescription medications as directed, ice the affected area as directed, and rest as directed.
In most cases, you can see the results of lip augmentation surgery right away, however, the ultimate results may take a few weeks to settle. The benefits might last anywhere from a few months to a lifetime, depending on the technique used.
To get a thick lower lip from plastic surgery, it’s crucial to go into the appointment with reasonable expectations and to have an open dialogue with your surgeon. In addition, make sure you pick a competent surgeon and adhere to all post-op care recommendations for the best possible outcome.