For lip cosmetic applications, it is believed that lip injections (knowns as lip filler) is the only existing method to benefit from a voluminous and well shaped lips. In fact, there is a lesser known method which is surgical and permanent, called the lip lift. 

What is lip lift surgery and What is the procedure ?

Lip lift procedure is very simple and can be done in less than an hour. It has long been known among patients with a long philtrum (philtrum is the space between the bottom of the nose and the upper lip), as a permanent solution to shorten the space. 

However, it has been proved that lip lift gives more results than that. Actually, it allows the appearance of more pink from the lips which gives them a fuller look.

Lip lift surgery is performed under local anesthesia. The surgeon makes a bullhorn shaped incision beneath the nose. Then cuts a strip of the skin (from the philtrum), then pull up the skin to close the incision. 

Results expected from lip lift

The results of lip lift surgery are quite surprising. It makes the lip look full, the cupid bow is well defined and its curves are prominent. And above all that the results are permanent. 

Best candidate for lip lift

you can be the best candidate for lip lift if you :

  • Have a good health.
  • Have a long philtrum (experts say that the ideal philtrum length is between 11 to 13 mm)
  • Want a more enhanced and defined lips.
  • Are tired of repeating injections every six months.

Lip injections or filler

If you are afraid of scalpel or permanent changes, you can consider the traditional way to get fuller and plumped lips. 

Lip injections known as lip fillers, are injected into both upper and lower lips. There are several types of dermal fillers, but the used are hyaluronic acid fillers. 

Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body. It is responsible for the liveliness, brightness, colour and tightness of the skin.

Lip injection procedure in Istanbul Turkey

The procedure is performed in 15 to 30 minutes, with local numbing agent. In fact most fillers contain lidocaine (local anesthetic).

During the consultation the doctor will assess the lips and facial balance, and determine the asymmetry of the lips to determine which areas will be injected.  

Benefits of hyaluronic acid fillers

  • Better control on the amount of filler injected which means better control over lip volume created.
  • The injections can be given gradually during different sessions until the desired shape is achieved.
  • Less bruising and swelling compared to other filler substances.
  • Long lasting results. but not permanent (up to six months).

Who are the best candidate for lip filler ?

You may not be a candidate for lip injection if you have:

  • Active infection such as oral herpes.
  • Diabetes.
  • Lupus.
  • Blood clotting problems.
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