Lip augmentation is one of the most frequently done cosmetic procedures. Last year, approximately 264,000 people underwent lip-plumping surgery. With fuller lips one can create a more youthful, vibrant look. This is primarily achieved through injections and grafting.
Injections: using small needles, the lip is filled with a soft substance to create a fuller appearance. The most widely used substance is collagen, which is found on the skin, cow skin, or pig skin. Another substance, hyaluronic acid, which is found in the skin, lips, and anywhere else the body produces moisture. This is why the collagen is infused into the skin.
After the collagen is infused into the skin, the surgeon takes it out and applies the compatible material to the upper or lower lips. The lip is then wrapped in cloth of fabric where it is covered with gauze. When the gauze is removed, we find that the skin is pitted with small holes. The holes in the skin are filled with stitches. Thus, the procedure is painful.
Grafting: under local anesthesia, tissue is taken from the body (e.g. collagen) and re-injected into the lips or other parts of the face. Because the body is robbed of valuable blood and other nutrients, these fillers are temporary.
There is a recovery period, which can last several weeks. The incisions will need to be drained. There may be bruising and numbness initially. Itching is common for the first few weeks. All of these symptoms typically resolve within the first month.
The incisions will need to be drained. A compression garment or splint will need to be worn for the first day. discomfort is unlikely to occur for the first two weeks. Manufacturers of bandages and dressings will be able to provide support for the first few weeks. It is important to follow the instructions given. For example, the manufacturer may advise only oral intake of fluids for the first two weeks.
Thigh lifts are performed through incisions on the thighs. The cuts are cosmetic – intended to make the thighs look more lean. Most patients are in good shape and do not need the procedure.
These procedures can be accomplished under local anesthesia only.
Men and women of all ages can benefit from these procedures.
Once the incisions heal, people will be able to live a more active, healthier lives. The lips can have minor changes. Reduction of side-effects is uncomplicated and the resulting smile can be beautiful. Those who have lost confidence due to numbness or cutting can regain it through a procedure.
Most people understand that surgery is painful. The pain is short-lived and the recovery period is fast. Most people are able to go back to work fairly quickly. Some leave work immediately.
A cosmetic surgeon has prepared for you all the care and advice that you’ll need. In due time, you should be able to find the results that you’ve been looking for. How did you know that you needed this procedure? candidly, I didn’t. I simply looked into all the procedures that my staff and I knew would be good choices.
While the prices coffee shop vary, generally speaking, you want to stay in the 95% of the market. When our market is this size, there are only so many options. With all the options that you have, you’ll have to bite the bullet and pay attention to all of them. The ones who haven’t yet been performed should be advised against. They may not be the right thing for you.
The important thing is to know what your exactly looking for. The right doctor is one who will charge what is reasonable for you. Choosing a doctor based on price alone is very premature. You may find a doctor that has excellent references. However, the cost of having cosmetic surgery performed elsewhere, in other countries, or by a not-so-great doctor, can send you into hiding or deeper into debt.
Research your options carefully. The starting point might be simple. Just simply asking around or doing some serious research before you decide on something like this. Now that’s going to be quite bold. Most people will be quite happy to tell you what they know. Some will be secrets. Which will help you make your final decision.
Deciding to have rhinoplasty means that you’ve finally decided to take some time off to consider your options. However, you may still not know which option suits you best. You may have no idea what any of the variables are.