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Lip Augmentation: Is It Risky?

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 12:48 AM

People, especially women, are exhibiting a growing interest in cosmetic surgery to get a perfectly shaped, fuller, and plumper mouth. Lip augmentation treatment can improve the appearance of lips. Both cosmetic surgery and nonsurgical methods are used to make a person’s lips look full and enhance appearance. Though this cosmetic surgery is gaining popularity worldwide and has good results, it may be risky. Let us discuss whether lip augmentation is risky.

Types of Procedures

Lip augmentation has been practiced for enhancing the beauty of the mouth. Procedures either may be surgical methods like cosmetic surgery or surgical lip augmentation or may be nonsurgical lip augmentation involving using plumpers and dermal fillers. Let us examine each category.
  • Nonsurgical lip augmentation: There are numerous procedures of lip augmentation where there is no surgery involved. Let us study two noted nonsurgical lip augmentation procedures.
  1. Plumpers: These cosmetics are commonly used to give you fuller lips without surgery. However, they work for a maximum period of 6 hours. With the use of plumpers, the blood supply to the lips immediately increases, with the increased blood helping the mouth appear bigger and fuller.
  2. Injectable dermal fillers: Dermal fillers are also a kind of nonsurgical lip augmentation procedure to help improve the appearance of lips and make them look plumper. The most common filler products used contain hyaluronic acid that aids in enhancing the volume of lips. Though they are not permanent, the results are long-lasting.
  • Surgical lip augmentation/cosmetic surgery: Lip augmentation using the cosmetic surgery method is a permanent way to have fuller and attractive lips. Such lip augmentation uses implants made of synthetic materials that are placed inside the lips via surgery to increase the bulk of the lips. These materials are available in various sizes to fit any mouth.

Lip Augmentation: Is It a Risky Cosmetic Surgery?

Though augmentation of lips is widely practiced, the processes are risky. The surgery can create unwanted risks and can cause risky reactions or side effects. The following points support the contention that lip augmentation is risky.
  • Cosmetic surgery or surgical lip augmentation is usually more risky compared to the nonsurgical processes. People undergoing lip surgery for growing the size of their mouth are at times compelled to seek many other treatments following the cosmetic surgery. In case the size of the implant used is too big, the whole face can take on a comic appearance. This makes the process risky.
  • This cosmetic surgery may also be risky as the surgery may cause bleeding and swelling for several days.
  • In the case of lip plumpers, use of cosmetics can cause a burning sensation ranging from a mild tingling to a more risky severe burning, irritation, redness, and itchiness.
  • The injections or the dermal fillers can also create risky itching, redness, and irritation in the injected site.

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