Lip Enlargement Providence
Who is a candidate? If you have a desire for larger or fuller lips.
Intended result: To create permanently or semi-permanently larger lips without the need for repetitive procedures — as would be needed with collagen injections or fat transfer (fat grafts).
- A piece of tissue is borrowed from somewhere in your body and grafted into one or both lips.
- Fascia (the covering of a muscle) or dermis (bottom layer of skin) are both excellent sources of tissue The doctor will discuss the alternatives and assist in choosing the best source for you.
- Although the procedure can be done with local anesthesia only, the use of sedation plus MAC (Monitored Anesthesia Care) will make the operation much easier to tolerate.
- A short incision is made in the corner of each lip. A tunnel is created under the mucosa, and the graft is pulled through and anchored at each end.
Recuperation and healing: The lips are noticeably swollen for a week or two. The sutures are removed in a week. Lip sensation is usually normal after healing.
Other options: Additional procedures that will enhance the result are: Face Lift, Rhinoplasty, Cheek Implants, Eyelid Lift, and Brow Lift.
Insurance guidelines: This procedure is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment.
Note: The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.