Lips are associated with beauty and youth and it is quite common for particularly women with small lips to consider lip augmentation. Lips age like most parts of our body and shrink as facial fat is lost. There are different treatment procedures available for lip augmentation some of which may also reduce the lines and wrinkles above the top lip. A popular option is the use of fillers these are injected into the lips. Collagen is an example of a filler used for lip augmentation, most fillers are temporary solutions as they are absorbed into the body with time.
The process can be repeated regularly so that the patient can maintain their desired lip form. Sometimes fat may be removed from one part of the body by liposuction and then injected back into the lips.
Before the lips are injected numerous times with the filler a local anaesthetic is given to numb the area as the lips are very sensitive. You can return to normal activities immediately after the treatment. Problems can occur such as uneven lips this is usually due to the skill level of the surgeon so look for someone with a large amount of experience in lip augmentation procedures.