What is lip surgery?
Lip surgery, also called cheiloplasty, is a surgical procedure that allows you to reshape or restore the shape of your lips or give them more definition and volume. It is typically a non-invasive intervention and uses minimally invasive techniques such as hyaluronic acid fillers, liposculpture and lipo fillers.
Corrective lip surgery can also be carried out which is done to correct defects caused by previous surgery.
Why is lip surgery done?
For many people, the lips are an important aspect of facial aesthetics. The absence of shape or volume can create insecurity or discomfort for some. Lip surgery, therefore, makes it possible to increase the width or volume of the upper or lower lip, modify its shape and also eliminate possible imperfections caused by ageing.
What does lip surgery consist of?
In the case of thin lips then a lip augmentation can be carried out. This means increasing the width of the exposed red skin of the lip (vermilion) or highlighting the lip crest. It can be done using fillers with hyaluronic acid or using grafts of the patient’s lip tissue (liposculpture) or fat from other parts of the body (lipofilling).
Preparation for lip surgery
Lip surgery is a non-invasive treatment that only requires local anaesthesia. The duration of the intervention is approximately one hour.
During the post-intervention period, lip swelling is variable and unpredictable in nature, but it can be controlled by applying ice locally in the first postoperative hours. The removal of the stitches is carried out approximately seven days after the intervention.