Is lip filling harmful? Is lip filling temporary or permanent? What are the damages of lip filling? Does lip filling hurt? The answer to all your questions about lip augmentation is in this article.
All the information about lip aesthetics is included in this article. You can quickly access the relevant topic by clicking the links in the table of contents box on the right.
Things to know about lip aesthetics
His lips with lip aesthetics to plump, to reduce, remove, fix, eros broadcast to highlight and resolve the lip above the line are possible.
- Lips can be filled with fillers and implants.
- Filling provides temporary, implant permanent filling.
- Hyaluronic acid is the most commonly used filler.
- It is performed in a short time and little pain is felt.
- Mild complications are seen afterwards.
- You can return to daily life immediately after the procedure.
- It should only be done by doctors in health institutions.
- When applied correctly, it does not harm the body.
- The most commonly used implant type is silicone.
- It is applied surgically with small incisions.
- Mild complications are seen afterwards.
- You can return to daily life on the same day.
- It is permanent for a lifetime.
- It can be removed surgically if desired.
- The silicone implant has no permanent damage to the body.
What is lip aesthetics?
The applications made to have the desired lip shape are called lip aesthetics. A beautiful lip shape is one of the most important elements of having an attractive and beautiful face. The ideal lip shape varies from person to person and according to the facial features of the person. Having full, symmetrical and smooth lips in proportion to the face of the person affects both the aesthetics of the smile and the self-confidence of the person.
How is lip aesthetics done?
With lip aesthetics, procedures such as plumping, thinning, lifting, correcting, making the eros arc clear, removing lines are performed and the desired lip appearance is obtained. Different methods are applied for each process. You can see how each aesthetic procedure is done by clicking the links.
- Lip plumping
- Lip thinning
- Lip lift
- Lip correction
- Eros arc highlighting
- Do not remove lines on the lips
Lip augmentation / enlargement / thickening aesthetics
People who want to look more attractive by plumping their lips apply various lip plumping methods. Techniques that can be applied to both the upper and lower lips are determined according to the needs of the person. Temporary and permanent methods used to plump, thicken, enlarge or enlarge the lips are as follows:
- Lip filler
- Lip implant (lip silicone)
Lip filling is a non-surgical method and is performed by injecting various fillers into the lips. Lip silicone application is performed surgically. People who are afraid of surgical procedures prefer lip filling method more.
We have compiled what you wonder about lip filling for you.
What is lip filling?
Lip filling is a process that changes the volume, shape and structure of the lips by using various fillers. Filler injection that can be applied to the lower, upper or both lips; It provides fullness of lips, correction of asymmetry or deformity, moisturizing and increasing the amount of collagen. It is a non-surgical application performed in a short time.
Lip filling is also known as lip botox among the people. However, botox is not a substance used for lip plumping.
Lip filling types
There are 4 types of fillers that can be used in lip filling. Hyaluronic acid, fat, and collagen are substances found naturally in the body. Synthetic filler types are produced in a laboratory environment.
- Hyaluronic acid
- Synthetic fillers
Hyaluronic acid lip filler
Hyaluronic acid is the most commonly used filler in lip augmentation. As in other filling procedures, it is applied by injecting with very fine needles after the lips and surrounding areas are numbed with topical anesthesia. Daily life can be resumed immediately after the procedure. Side effects are usually mild and short-lived (detailed information: side effects of lip fillers ).
Hyaluronic acid not only provides fullness but also moisturizes the lips. Since it is naturally found in the human body, it is safe and does not cause allergies. The permanence of hyaluronic acid lip filling is 6-12 months. However, since it is a moving area, the duration of the lip is a little shorter (detailed information: permanence of the lip filling ).
Some of the hyaluronic acid filler brands used in lip filling are: Restylane, Restylane-L, Restylane Silk, Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Volbella, Teosyal Kiss, Belotero Balance, HylaForm, Elevess, Prevelle Silk, Captique.
Lip filling with fat injection
Lip filling with fat injection is one of the frequently used methods to enlarge, plump and shape the lips. It can be applied to the upper, lower or both lips. Since the person’s own oil is injected as a filling material, it does not cause allergies.
The fat tissue to be used to be injected into the lips is usually taken from the abdomen by liposuction method. After the process (sometimes combined with PRP), it is injected in small amounts into the lips. After lipid injection, some of the fat cells die. The proportion of cells that continue to live is around 40% in the lips, and these cells are permanent for life. In order to compensate for the decrease in fat cells, the injections can be repeated and more fullness can be obtained.
Collagen lip filling
In the collagen lip filling method, collagen originating from human or bovine is used. Fillers using collagen obtained from cattle are likely to cause an allergic reaction. Brands of fillers containing bovine collagen are Zyderm and Zyplast. Human-derived collagen-containing fillers are not allergic. However, lidocaine, the anesthetic substance they contain, may cause allergies in some people. Some of the brands of human-sourced collagen fillers are Cosmoderm, Cosmoplast, Dermalogen, Cymetra, Autologen, Fascian. Collagen lip filling is the filling method with the least duration.
Lip filling with synthetic ingredients
Synthetic fillers are substances produced in laboratories that are not found naturally in the structure of the lip. It is not preferred much in lip filling due to its high side effects. PMMA (Polymethyl methacrylate), PLLA (Poly-L-Lactic acid) and calcium hydroxylapatite are synthetic fillers. Products using PMMA contain 80% bovine collagen and 20% PMMA. There is a possibility of allergy due to the bovine collagen it contains. Therefore, testing is required before use. The duration of PLLA is 2 years. Calcium hydroxylapatite is a semi-permanent synthetic filler.
Lip filling prices
The price range of lip fillers is very wide. Many factors such as the amount of filler to be applied to plump the lips, the filling method (hyaluronic acid filling, fat injection, collagen filling, etc.), the brand of the filling material (Juvederm, Teosyal, etc.), the popularity of the doctor, play a role in determining the price. Since lip filling is a temporary application, the number of times it is repeated determines the total price to be paid for the filling. If the total cost is important, permanent lip augmentation procedures may be preferred.
When deciding on the filling procedure to thicken the lips, if possible, it would be more correct to talk to the people who have had this procedure before and to see the photos of the doctor’s applications. The best and most suitable filling method should be preferred instead of the cheapest.
Is lip filling temporary or permanent?
The permanence of lip filling depends on the type of filling material used.
Collagen and hyaluronic acid injections are among temporary fillers. Collagen lip filling is the application with the shortest permanence. On average, it should be repeated after 3 months. The permanence of hyaluronic acid lip filling is longer than collagen filling. The permanence of lip filling made with products such as Teosyal, Juvederm and Restylane containing hyaluronic acid is between 4 months and 1 year. The rate of cross-linked molecules in the product determines the permanence of the hyaluronic acid filling. For this reason, the most permanent hyaluronic acid lip filling is performed with products with the most cross-link between its molecules.
Fat injection applied to plump lips can be called long-lasting or semi-permanent lip filling. Up to %40 of the fat cells taken from the person’s body and injected into the lips continue to live like other fat cells in the body.
Synthetic fillers are semi-permanent or permanent. However, it is not preferred for lip augmentation due to its complications.
Does lip filling hurt?
Lip filling injection hurts like every injection. However, before the filling process, a cream is applied to the skin, which prevents pain. In addition, there is usually an anesthetic substance in the fillers. Thus, injections are administered painlessly. The post-procedure period is not painful or painful.
Is lip filling harmful? What are the harms?
Since hyaluronic acid (juvederm, teosyal, restylane, etc.), collagen (excluding bovine collagen) and fat used in lip augmentation are naturally found in the human body, fillers made with these substances are not harmful. Bovine collagen can cause allergies, but possible damages are prevented by testing beforehand. Liquid silicone, which is a permanent filling type; Its use is not recommended as it may cause dangerous damages such as spreading to the body, hepatitis, pneumonia, and granuloma.
As a result, it is not harmful to have lip aesthetics with filling when applied by a reliable specialist in a sterile environment and with quality materials.
How should lip filling be?
- It should provide a natural look.
- Its permanence should be long term.
- It should not harm the body.
- It should have few side effects and complications.
- The filler used must be approved by the Ministry of Health.
- The amount of filler, the material to be used and the application areas must be personally planned.