About Lip Augmentation
Lip enhancement is a very common and highly popular procedure which can be carried out as a cosmedical treatment with temporary results or surgically with permanent results. The newest injectable fillers
which are approved and reliable are non-permanent injectibles and are designed with a viscosity especially for use in the lips. These fillers are hypoallergenic and very stable and results can last anywhere from 6-12 months depending upon how much the patient animates and their own absorption rate. It is possible to “top up” a result to maintain an even appearance at all times. We try to avoid permanent fillers as a small percentage of patients develop a reaction which is called a granuloma and this lumpiness is very difficult to treat. Another reason permanent fillers are not advised is because as the face ages, the filler will remain static and not be in harmony with the ageing face. For permanent enhancement of the lips, Dr. Hodgkinson
employs either a dermal graft or a patient's own fat.