With the lip augmentation or filler technique, fuller and more attractive lips can be achieved, getting a very natural result at the same time.
For lip augmentation, we do not use synthetic permanent materials (silicone, polyalkylamide and polyacrylamide), as a high percentage of the side effects are difficult to resolve. Among the absorbable materials, we use hyaluronic acid as it has been shown to produce the least unwanted effects, in fact practically none, as it is easy to apply and achieves very good results.
Hyaluronic acid has a disadvantage, and that is that it's not permanent, but the advantages have made it the most used by most doctors when it comes to lip augmentation.
Lip augmentation in a person with thin lips achieves a more youthful aesthetic appearance and does not have to be exaggerated in volume. We all have celebrities in mind who have had disproportionate lip augmentation, but if the amounts injected are moderate, very natural results can be achieved.
After the lip augmentation treatment it is normal for a certain degree of swelling to appear, so the lips will appear to be somewhat thicker than they will actually end up being. After 2 or 3 days the volume that's left will be achieved, as the swelling will have practically disappeared. However, it is prudent to wait about 14 days to assess the result and determine the need for any retouching to correct asymmetries, or if we want even more volume in the lips.
The effect of lip augmentation lasts, on average, up to about half a year. This means that, if we want to maintain the volume, we have to have new sessions every year. However, most doctors think that this is preferable to risking any after-effects such as deformities, bulging, swelling or other reactions of rejection or intolerance when using permanent products. It has also been observed that successive sessions require less volume of hyaluronic acid, or in other words, the effect lasts longer.