What are lip fillers?
Injectable fillers will give you fuller lips by adding volume and definition. Lip fillers can give your lips shape, structure and will make them plumper.
What types of fillers are available?
The most popular substance used for lip fillers, as it creates a natural result. Hyaluronic acid is a safe option that lasts for around 6 months. It helps control the amount of substance being injected for a more accurate result.
Collagen was once the most popular type of filler. It is a natural protein and as it isn’t a foreign substance to the body there are few side effects. It can last between 1-3 months.
You can have your fat injected into your lips as filler. This has no allergy risks and the results are more permanent than other types of fillers. However if you gain weight the fat cells will grow, causing your lips to get bigger.
Are lip fillers for you?
Before choosing to have lip fillers, you need to consider:
- Do you want to modify your appearance?
- Why do you want lip fillers?
- Are you in good health?
- Do you smoke?
- Have you ever had a cold sore?
- Do you have Diabetes?
- Do you have Lupus?
- Do you have problems with blood clotting?
- What prescriptions are you taking?
You should always speak to your surgeon about all of these things in the consultation, before going ahead with the surgery.
Typical cost of lip fillers
The cost will depend on your requirements, however the cost of syringes starts from £215.
Risks & side effects
Lip fillers can leave you with these possible side effects:
- Swelling and bruising
- Tenderness in the areas of injection
- Lip asymmetry
- Lumps in the lips
- Injection into a blood vessel will cause tissue loss
- Ulceration, scars and stiff lip
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