Sometimes the lips can be unattractive because they are too thin. With cheiloplastic it is possible to modify their shape and increase their volume in different ways : for example, you can increase only the red component of the border (vermilion) compared to to the clear one of the skin or you can give more prominence to the free edge (lip crest) and to the so-called “Cupid’s bow”.
These corrections can be made on both the upper and lower lips.
There are different surgical and non-surgical techniques for performing lip plastics (cheiloplastic) and the results can be temporary or definitive depending on the technique chosen.
If you are looking for a temporary effect
Hyaluronic acid filler
- Procedure duration 10 minutes
- Type of anesthesia Cryoanesthesia / local anesthesia
- Recovery times Immediate
Among the most useful techniques for changing the volume or shape of the lips is the hyaluronic acid filler, a safe, hypoallergenic and biocompatible substance that is slowly reabsorbed into the tissues .
Hyaluronic acid is injected into the lips with a very fine needle: to minimize discomfort, a local contact anesthetic is applied which will reduce sensitivity.
Autologous fat filler
- Intervention duration 45-60 minutes
- Type of anesthesia Local anesthesia with sedation
- Recovery time 3-5 days
To increase the volume of the lips (additive cheiloplastic), autologous fat can be used, that is taken from the subcutaneous adipose tissue of the hips or from the abdomen of the patient with a special mini instrument . To do this, the technique developed by Coleman, a famous New York surgeon, is used.
The fat is then centrifuged to separate the part that has the best chance of taking root and only the latter will be inserted into the lip.
This method is also useful for correcting volume deficits in other parts of the face. It is particularly appreciated by patients because it avoids the introduction of foreign substances into the lips and gives natural results.
If you are looking for a definitive effect
Lip plastics or cheiloplastic according to Aiache
- Intervention duration 30-45 minutes
- Type of anesthesia Local anesthesia
- Recovery time 2-5 days
If you want to change the shape of the red portion (vermilion) because it is too thin, it is possible to carry out a small surgical intervention with the technique of plastic of the lips or cheiloplastic sec. Aiache. The intervention will act on the inner surface of the lip.
Lifting del labbro superiore
- Intervention duration 30 minutes
- Type of anesthesia Local anesthesia
- Recovery time 5-7 days
Over the years the upper lip flattens and thins, reducing the visibility of its red part. This happens because the skin stretches from the nose down to the lip.
With a small skin incision, positioned in an aesthetically valid way, the fall is reduced and a pleasant appearance is recovered: the red portion and its labial crest are highlighted in a very natural way.
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The surgeon must choose for each individual case which may be the best solution according to the characteristics of the lips and the result that the patient wishes to obtain.
The absorbable filler has the advantage of not being definitive, so if the patient wants to obtain different results, he can do it at any time without the fear of not being able to go back.
Hyaluronic acid has very high reliability and safety characteristics and a very high degree of biocompatibility with tissues. It is as soft as the lips and integrates very well.
No, also because before starting the sensitivity is reduced by cooling the skin of the lips with a spray and only afterwards it is injected with an extremely fine needle. A type of product particularly used today also contains in its composition a local anesthetic that completely eliminates pain at the very moment in which the liquid is injected.
Quill lips can only occur if many vials of hyaluronic acid are injected. It is not a consequence of the material used, but of the excessive amount of product that is used.
Lips can only occur intentionally: in fact, it is necessary to inject large quantities of filler by making many vials of hyaluronic acid. It is the consequence of the choice to inject an excessive amount of material on the basis of a questionable, specific request from the patient.
Hyaluronic acid is completely reabsorbed over time and gradually disappears without leaving any trace. The tissues will return to the way they were before the treatment.
No, hyaluronic acid cannot be seen through the skin because it is transparent like water.
Only on the spot, and for the next few minutes, you may have a feeling of modest swelling that will subside in a few hours until it disappears.
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