What is a Lip Filler?
Lip fillers are materials that are used to enhance the shape of the lips. When injected they can make lips appear fuller and more rounded. The application of lip fillers is a form of cosmetic surgery which is available throughout the U.K. The use of lip fillers is more commonly called lip enhancement.
Why use lip fillers?
Lip fillers are used to improve the appearance of the lips and make them fuller and more rounded. They are an option for anyone who has naturally thin lips or has found that their lips have become thinner as they age. Most lip enhancement is requested by women who feel that fuller, more rounded lips make them appear more attractive.
Lip enhancement using lip fillers can provide the following benefits:
- It enhances your pout
- It makes the smile more defined
- It can help make the corners on each side of the mouth turn upwards
- It makes the lips appear more youthful
Does lip enhancement take a long time?
Lip fillers can be injected into the lips quite easily. The procedure is done by professional doctors aided by qualified nurses in reputable lip enhancement clinics. The procedure only takes about an hour at the most so many people are able to complete the procedure in a lunch hour.
How are lip fillers used in the procedure?
The lip filler is a natural material like collagen, which is inert, meaning it doesn’t have any effect on the body. Lip fillers are carefully chosen so that they don’t swell up or contract after being injected into the lips. There are a number of other materials which have come into use including a man made substance called hyaluronic acid. Lip fillers used to day have been shown by extensive testing to have no side effects on the body at all and are quite safe.
The lip filler is injected using a hypodermic syringe into both lips. The lips are treated with a local anaesthetic before the injection to make sure that the operation is as painless as possible.
The lips may feel a little tender or bruised after the operation, but normally this feeling goes away after a few days. The effect of the lip fillers on the shape of your lips is almost immediate although you may need to go back for a second injection if your lips need any further enhancement.
How long does the enhancement last and how much does it cost?
The lip fillers last for around six months. Because the lips are quite flexible, the fillers do not last forever. Most people who like fuller, rounder lips will return for a further enhancement twice a year.
Lip enhancement using lip fillers are quite cheap compared to other cosmetic surgery. Lip enhancement is not available on the National Health Service so must be arranged in a privately run clinic.
The typical cost of a lip enhancement in Britain is anywhere between £100 and £200.
If you are keen to have a lip enhancement treatment in the UK to improve the appearance of your lips there are a list of skilled and experienced cosmetic surgeons available at anyclinics.co.uk