Are Lip Enhancements Painful?
- Posted on: Apr 30 2023
As we age, aging and other environmental factors can cause many aesthetic and cosmetic changes in our bodies. While some areas have stubborn and unwanted body fat that accumulates and is difficult to eliminate, others lose volume from a loss of fat cells where we would prefer them to remain.
Your lips are where you might first start noticing this chance. Like many people, you might be noticing a decrease in lip volume or fullness, as well as an increase in wrinkles and lines around your mouth as the skin become looser.
Many treatment options address and can successfully reduce or reverse the appearance of the lines and wrinkles around the mouth. However, they usually do very little to increase the volume of the lips to the size desired.
Although you might be considering lip augmentation to regain fuller and more defined lips, you might be concerned with the procedure, associated risks, and potential pain and discomfort from the treatments.
With the advancements in aesthetic and cosmetic formulas and treatment processes, the risks of these treatments, as well as associated recoveries and potential discomfort and pain, continue to decrease.
During a simple in-office treatment session, your doctor will inject the selected filler formula to give you the lip volume you want. As several options are available for the filler, the exact treatment and results outlook will vary.
However, results almost always begin to appear within a week after treatment. Although there may be some swelling, bruising, and minor discomfort, these are all very temporary and begin to subside within days of the treatment sessions.
There is no recovery needed with these types of treatments. However, using a cold compress or over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication can help reduce any discomfort or swelling.
If you feel you are lacking the volume and fullness in your lips you want, call board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Schaffer in San Antonio, TX, at 210-227-3223 or visit www.eschaffer.com. Dr. Schaffer and his staff will provide a full consultation and create the perfect treatment plan that meets all your aesthetic goals.
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