Question: I would like the lip augmentation with an implant. I would expect that my lips would be somewhat swollen after but will they be so swollen that I would not be able to go to work the next day? Is there any chance that the swelling would persist longer than expected?
Answer: Lip augmentation can be done with many types of tissue. The challenge in placing permanent implants in the lip is that because the lip is such a mobile structure and has to move, the implant is constantly mobile. This may cause the implant to extrude or become red or an infection may result. Although many people use implants successfully and report of these problems are minimal, they can occur. After an implant procedure, depending on the amount of dissection, your lips may be very swollen and you may not be able to go to work if your job involves contact with people. The most important aspect of lip augmentation is not just to thicken the lips but to understand the anatomical properties of the lip to make sure that the lip is enhanced in a very natural appearance. It is also important to choose a method of augmentation to make sure that the lips retain their soft and natural feel.