Lip augmentation with injection plastics

Lip plastic surgery is a type of cosmetic surgery, the main goal of which is to obtain the maximum reconstructive and aesthetic effect. Thanks to the procedure, you can increase or decrease the volume, correct the shape, remove congenital consequences (for example, "cleft palate"), smooth the skin.

To perform the manipulation, a surgical or injection method is used.

Lip plastic surgery corrects thin, dry, asymmetrical lips, as well as "purse-string" wrinkles in this area.

Such plastics are performed by surgical (V-Y-plasty, bullhorn, threadlifting, reconstructive surgeries), injection (fillers, lipofilling) and non-injection (electroporation) methods.

Lip correction is suitable for people with problems such as:

  • inexpressivecircuit;
  • thinlips;
  • dryleather;
  • Availabilitywrinklesaround the mouth;
  • differentvolumeslower and upper lips;
  • weakelasticity;
  • hare lip.

Even if a person does not have such indications, and he is not satisfied with the shape or volume, he can easily turn to a specialist and have an operation on his lips.

But there are contraindications. It is impossible to do plastic surgery to increase the upper or lower lip:

  • pregnantwomen;
  • people who havetattoo;
  • people who have occasionalherpes;
  • people who haveoncologicaldiseases and epilepsy.

What not to do before the increase

There are no strict rules for preparing for a lip augmentation procedure with a filler. Experts recommend to stop drinking alcohol, taking painkillers, vitamin E.

Do not massage the lips, as it improves blood circulation, which can lead to bleeding.

Methods for increasing lip volume

Cheiloplasty is a method of increasing and correcting the shape and contour of the lips using injections or lipofilling.


This is an injectable lip plasty. With the help of such a drug, plastic is made with a gel. Anyone who does not want to undergo plastic surgery to increase the lips can use this particular method. To carry out such a procedure, the doctor first designates injection sites, together with the patient chooses a certain type of filler.

To increase the lips, you can use not only silicone implants, but also inlays made of foamed polytetrafluoroethylene.

Synthetic polymer is very soft, easy to compress. This means that the foamed polytetrafluoroethylene will look as natural as possible.

These types include synthetic ones - made on the basis of silicone, but very often they can cause allergic reactions and various inflammations and biocompatible - based on collagen, hyaluronic acid and made from patient tissues.

Hyaluronic acid moisturizes the skin and makes it possible for collagen to be synthesized. After the selected filler, it is injected into a sterilized syringe and then under the skin, often under the wrinkle, and until the skin becomes smooth. Also, this procedure can be used not only for lip augmentation, but for plastic surgery after an injury.

After the procedure, it is not allowed to apply makeup for about 6 hours, touch the lip or massage it, before and after the procedure it is recommended to take medications that increase blood viscosity, do not visit solariums and saunas until the swelling subsides.

This method is not sustainable. The injection can stay under the skin for about 1. 5 years. After that, the effect of hyaluronic acid disappears. Lips become what they were before the procedure.


This is an operation due to which you can both increase the volume of the lip and change its shape. This procedure is performed on the basis of the patient's adipose tissue. Plastic to change the shape is performed surgically.

To begin with, the doctor uses liposuction to take fat cells from the hips, abdomen or knees. To purify fat, it is subjected to a special procedure, from which damaged fat cells and blood are removed.

Then, through small punctures, this fat is injected into the lip, they are made in the folds of the skin. Surgical lip augmentation with lipofilling is performed under anesthesia or local anesthesia. After the operation, the patient does not experience any pain. The injected fat tends to keep the shape of the lips throughout life.


Silicone is used to make these implants. After it is injected into the skin, it will not bring any harm to the body. It also won't decompose. If desired, this subcutaneous implant can be removed without any effort.

And to make an implant from natural materials, tissues from the inguinal region are used. In this case, there will be no allergic reactions in the patient. A scar may remain at the site where the tissue was taken. As in lipofilling, lip augmentation surgery with lip implants lasts about 30-60 minutes and is performed under local anesthesia.

Changes in the shape of the lips

Cheiloplasty of the lips also involves operations to change the shape. So there are three techniques.

V-Y technique

Using this technique, V-shaped incisions are made. They are carried out on the inside of the lips. After that, they are sewn in a Y-shaped way. Depending on how many incisions there will be, it depends on how much the upper lip can be enlarged.


The shortening of the upper lip is a method in which the skin is removed along the length of the lip in the form of an ellipse. This fragment allows you to shorten to the required length.

Corner tightening with threads

This lip augmentation procedure is called threadlifting. Threads for the operation are made in order to sew up wounds. They are called mesothreads.

They are made from materials that do not cause allergies. Such an operation is carried out in this way: the doctor makes the necessary punctures through which the threads are inserted and stitched.

It will not take much time - only 40 minutes. Thanks to this operation, a frame is created under the skin that retains the shape of the lips. After a few years, these threads dissolve, but the shape remains the same. Everyone can do this procedure, starting from the age of 25, since it has no medical contraindications.

Technique "inverted lips"

The technique is popular, as plump and voluminous lips are considered the standard of beauty. Cosmetology today offers several ways to increase, but the most popular is the "inverted lips" or French technique.

It is often used only on the upper lip, as it is most susceptible to age-related changes. The method allows you to tighten the corners of the lips, prevent them from lowering, as a result of which the face becomes tired.

A feature of the procedure is the vertical introduction of the composition, which does not affect the contour of the lips. Thus, only volume is created. This technique is used only for a slight increase in the lips, but is not used to correct asymmetry.

Reconstructive plastic surgery of the lips (forced operations)

There are several types.

Biopolymer Gel Removal

After the patient has made himself an injection lip augmentation, a few years later, the applied gel begins to grow together with the lip and this looks, to put it mildly, not very pleasant. To avoid such consequences, the gel can be removed. This can also be done with the help of cheiloplasty.

The operation is carried out as follows: first of all, silicone is removed from the oral area. This happens by applying incisions in certain areas. Then the gel is pumped out. The second step is to restore the normal shape of the lips. Such surgical cheiloplasty is performed under local anesthesia and lasts no more than an hour.

Elimination of gum smile

According to statistics, approximately 10-15% of people on the entire planet have a so-called gum smile. A gingival smile is when more than 2 mm of a person's jaw is visible. Because of this, some have complexes, because when you smile, the entire upper jaw is visible. You can also get rid of this. This procedure can be done in several ways. The first is that the doctor performs the plastic surgery of the upper lip with the help of injections.

Next, he injects botulinum toxin into certain places where the muscles are located. After that, the muscle activity will decrease a little and will not ride up as much. But, since botulinum toxin has the ability to dissolve, this procedure must be repeated several times a year. The second method is surgery.

During this operation, incisions are made through the nose to undercut the muscle. After that, the muscle becomes a little longer and begins to move less strongly. This operation is better than the introduction of an injection in that it is enough to do it once and the lip will be in a normal state for life.

cleft lip repair

A cleft lip is a defect that appears in a person from birth. This is due to the fact that the tissues of the nasal cavity and upper jaw do not have time to grow together in the womb. This pathology can occur in 2500 children. Of course, there are ways to reduce it or get rid of it altogether. A cleft lip is not a complicated operation. It is available to everyone.

Before performing such an operation, it is necessary to conduct an examination of the patient. After that, the type of operation is selected depending on the state in which it is. There are the following types of plastic:

  • CheiloplastyIt is carried out in such a way that during the correction the upper lip is cut and then the necessary tissues are connected. Then tampons are inserted into the nose so that the seams do not diverge. After 10 days, these stitches are removed. And in order to avoid complications after removing the sutures, special tubes are inserted into the nasal passages for up to 3 months.
  • Rhinocheiloplasty- This is an operation with which you can both correct the deformed and correct the muscles of the mouth and nose.
  • Rhinocheilognatoplastyis one of the most difficult operations to correct a cleft lip. It is done only when a person with this problem has a defect and deviation in the development of the jaw, that is, it does not grow correctly. For this, bone grafting is performed. Thanks to her, they will be able to eliminate jaw defects and form the necessary frame to give the desired shape.

Lip plastic surgery after injury

It happens when a person severely damaged his lip during unforeseen operations. This also requires surgical plastic surgery. In this case, it is resorted to cheiloplasty. To do this, it is necessary to restore the mucous membrane and muscles of the mouth. All this must be done in a certain order. First, the skin is sutured, the muscles are sutured. And only then is the restoration of the mucous membrane.

Does lip augmentation hurt?

The intensity of pain during the procedure depends on their sensitivity.

Even a slight injury to the surface of the lips causes pain.

In addition, it is in the lips that a large number of pain receptors are concentrated. In addition to individual sensitivity, the level of pain is influenced by such factors as the time of the procedure, the presence of microcracks, colds and psychological attitude.

That is why for some patients it is painful to enlarge the lips, while for others the procedure causes only minor discomfort. But the procedure is carried out with the use of an anesthetic drug, which will reduce discomfort.

Possible Complications

Regardless of which lip augmentation technique is used, there are sometimes complications. But they are safe enough and can be easily fixed. Depending on what materials were used and what type of operation was performed, there may be different consequences.

With an injection increase, an allergic reaction to the drugs used or infectious complications may occur. Allergy occurs when using biological agents. Thus, a person can be injected not with his tissues, but let’s say the tissues of another person, which the body may not "like".

To prevent such a reaction, a drug allergy test should be carried out. This also happens by itself, like the Mantoux test. The result can be seen in 3-4 weeks.

During an infectious complication, purulent inflammation may occur. Complications are possible when inserting silicone implants, but they can be easily removed and the side effect will quickly pass. Painful swelling and hemorrhage may occur during lip reduction surgery.

Hemorrhage can occur due to a violation of the vessels, which were damaged during surgery. To prevent any complications, you need to carefully know whether you can carry out the plastic in the right way and be sure to tell the doctor about the drugs you are using. Since incompatibility of some drugs with others may occur, which will expose the appearance of various complications.

Rehabilitation process

After the lips have enlarged, unpleasant pain and swelling occur. To reduce them, experts prescribe lip care creams after augmentation surgery. In the first few days, you need to do cold compresses and in no case should you go to saunas, baths, etc.

It is suggested to massage the lips. In order not to harm your new lips, you will need to give up any cosmetics in the first two weeks. And during the summer, use sunscreen. Some people have a habit of licking their lips, after a surgical procedure, you need to try to get rid of it.

How long does the result last

The duration of the effect depends on the professionalism of the specialist, the quality of the composition and the individual characteristics of the organism.

After the first procedure, it is recommended to do a second one a year later. Subsequent lip augmentation lasts longer. But experts do not advise to get involved in hyaluronic acid.

Its regular intake causes the body itself to stop producing it. After a few years, the skin will lose elasticity, begin to age rapidly, and deep wrinkles will appear.

Pros and cons

Non-surgical lip augmentation has its advantages and disadvantages. The advantages of such a procedure include:

  1. Short durationprocedures. The introduction of the drug takes from 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Lack of longrehabilitation.The recovery period takes 1-3 months, depending on the individual characteristics of the organism.
  3. Possibility of phasedintroductioncomposition. In one procedure, a specialist can only administer part of the drug.
  4. Process slowdownagingskin.
  5. Absencescarsand scars.
  6. Getting rid ofwrinkles.Lip augmentation allows you to get rid of only superficial wrinkles.
  7. Increaseintensitylip colors. They take on a more pronounced red hue.
  8. Possibility to correct after the procedureshape.
  9. Nutritionand moisturizing lips.

Before deciding on a lip augmentation, it is important to know the disadvantages of the procedure. First of all, it is high cost and pain. With regular lip augmentation, the body gradually ceases to produce hyaluronic acid on its own, as a result of which the skin becomes wrinkled, flabby, and elasticity is lost.

The disadvantages of the procedure include a large number of side effects in the form of tissue swelling, bruising, bruising, the formation of neoplasms, pain and translucence of the composition.