Lip augmentations, also known as lip fillers, are solutions typically made out of HA (hyaluronic acid) injected into the lips to help give them a plumper look. According to the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons), over three million people in the US undergo lip augmentation every year. Many people wonder what the process of lip filling comprises.
Well, it’s actually a very fast process that takes less than twenty minutes. The process is as follows:
The first step of lip filling is for the physician to assure the patient; most patients are usually nervous about getting their lips injected. According to the narrator in the video, when lips are injected, they swell by about 20%, but patients can reduce inflammation by applying ice. Patients need to know this so they don’t see it as an anomaly.
The next step is the application of anesthetic cream to numb the skin prior to injection; this prevents the patient from feeling any pain.
The final step is injecting both sides of the lip with the filling solution. According to the narrator, patients with sore lips can take paracetamol to calm these symptoms.