Lip Filler – Lip Augmentation

In women’s facial beauty, lips hold a significant place. Voluminous and well-shaped lips have always been considered a symbol of youth and beauty. Fillers are applied for those who lose their plump lip structure with aging or those born with thin lips, to enable them to have fuller lips.

What is Lip Filler?

It is the process of volumizing and shaping the lips with hyaluronic acid filler materials. Besides adding volume and shaping, it also corrects shape imperfections such as asymmetry and symmetry, strengthening the lip structure with lip filler.

Who Can Have Lip Fillers?

Anyone over the age of 18 without any health problems that would prevent them from getting lip fillers can have the procedure done. Minors under 18 require parental consent. Those who are not satisfied with the thickness and shape of their lips and desire much more voluminous and plump lips achieve fuller and more attractive lips through lip filler injections.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How is Lip Filler Done?

    Lip filler is a painless and comfortable procedure that takes about 15-20 minutes. The area to be filled is numbed with anesthetic cream. Approximately 5-10 minutes later, the filler substance is injected into the lip with very fine needles. Patients can return to their daily activities on the same day. Mild bruising, redness, or swelling may occur rarely. Needle marks in the form of dots disappear within a few days. If performed by inexperienced individuals, many undesirable results can emerge.

  • What is the Duration of Lip Filler's Effectiveness?

    The durability of lip fillers is determined by various factors, including the quality of the filler material used, lifestyle, and the individual’s physical characteristics. The average longevity ranges from 6 to 24 months. In those with a faster metabolism, the durability of lip fillers may be shorter. The effect of the filler is immediate and does not impede kissing. There is no sagging of the lips observed once the effect of the filler wears off.

  • Is Lip Filler Noticeable?

    Many people desire a visibly noticeable difference after getting lip fillers, while a certain group prefers to maintain their natural lip shape and wishes for the fillers to be imperceptible. In cases of asymmetry or shape irregularities, the goal is to achieve smoother lips that suit the face in terms of shape and volume. Whether lip fillers are noticeable or not is entirely up to the patient’s preference. Pronounced lip fillers will certainly be noticeable, and the difference before and after the filler will be apparent.

  • Does Lip Filling Cause Loss of Sensation?

    Previously used permanent lip fillers used to cause loss of sensation in the lips because they would integrate into the lip structure and exert pressure on surrounding tissues. However, nowadays, lip fillers containing hyaluronic acid, which are commonly used, distribute evenly in the lips and do not cause loss of sensation.

    Hyaluronic acid is a substance found in the human skin structure that provides elasticity and volume to the skin. Over time, a decrease in the amount of hyaluronic acid results in thinning and loss of volume in the lips. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers that distribute evenly in the lips do not cause any loss of sensation in the lips.

Here are some things to consider during the first three days after lip filling:

  • During the first three days after lip augmentation, it’s advised to avoid engaging in strenuous exercise and contact sports such as basketball, volleyball, and handball to minimize the risk of impact or injury to the lips.

  • To prevent infection, it’s also recommended to refrain from swimming for three days following the lip augmentation procedure. However, you can engage in light cardio exercises and moderate-paced walking during this time.

  • If you have ongoing dental treatment, it’s advisable to take a three-day break following the lip augmentation procedure.

  • You can take a shower on the first day after the filling, but it’s best to avoid places like Turkish baths or saunas and prolonged exposure to excessive heat.

  • It is advisable to avoid hard and crunchy foods, as well as overly hot foods. Ideally, during the first three days following the procedure, opt for a diet consisting of warm and liquid foods.

  • Avoid stimulants such as alcohol, coffee, and tea, refrain from smoking, and aim to drink plenty of water following the lip augmentation procedure.