Plastic surgeon George Tsakonis tells us everything about lip augmentation. The lips are one of the face parts that determines significantly its aesthetics. Fleshy lips are the dream of every woman and they play a central role in the harmonious image of the person. This is one of the most important reasons why they are of great importance to them. Besides the size, also important is the shape of the lips. Many times we find cases where women try to change the shape or even increase the size of the lips using lipstick or pencil. The result of course is to overcome the border of the lip and have a completely unnatural image. The best and lasting solution is the lip augmentation with modern techniques.
Ideal ratios & lip augmentation
To get a harmonious result, we must always follow some rules. Some of these are the following:
- In a resting state, the lip edge should be in vertical straight line from the eyes
- When looking from the side, the upper lip should protrude slightly relative to the lower lip
- The upper lip should create a bow, right at the center
- The gold ratio rule, based on which the ratio of the upper to the lower lip should be 1 to 1,618
Purpose and methods of lip augmentation
The purpose of lip augmentation is to give the lips a natural size and shape, in order to fit perfectly with each face. Aesthetic intervention should be done with care so that the lips do not have elements of exaggeration. Lip augmentation is now a safe and simple matter. There are many different techniques of lip augmentation and are selected based on the result we want to achieve.
The methods we can choose are the use of injectable materials, autologous materials or surgery. Of course, as we said, there is no better or worse method. The choice is personalized and must be consistent with the needs of each individual, since the lip enhancement will affect the overall image of the person.
Lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid
Lip augmentation with Hyaluronic acid is probably the most prevalent injectable method. We usually choose this method to correct imperfections in the size and shape of the lips. Injections are made after injectable local anesthesia or anesthesia with a special cream. This type of lip augmentation is relatively painless, safe and with impressive results. In most cases, after one to two days the lips have a natural image. The whole procedure lasts 30-40 minutes and for a complete result, two repetitions are usually done with an interval of about ten days.
Hyaluronic acid has a satisfactory duration and physical effect. After the first visits, the result remains for about one year. One of the biggest advantages of the hyaluronic lip augmentation is that we gradually achieve the desired effect. This way there is no danger of a lip increase, greater than the one you want and fits into your face. Yet another advantage is that using a specific enzyme, hyaluronic dissolves in about 24 hours. This means that it is an easily reversible process if the result no longer satisfies you.
Lip augmentation using inserts
The lip augmentation using inserts is a very safe technique, which is done with local anesthesia and takes about 20 minutes. Using 2 very small holes at the edge of each lip we place the inserts. The holes do not leave visible scars and after the swelling has subsided, there is no sense of a foreign body in the lips. In addition, silicone inserts cause no reaction to the body because it is considered to be inert material.
The advantages of the lip augmentation with the Permalip method are the following: It is not easily perceived and has the texture of a real lip. It is absolutely safe and does not create reactions in the body. It can be easily removed if you want in the future. The result is permanent as opposed to hyaluronic acid.
Lip augmentation with autologous materials
By autologous material, we mean the operation in which we use tissues from some other part of the person’s body. Using fat is the most common option for lip augmentation.
After collecting and processing the fat, we put it in the lips. It is a very safe method because the implant comes from your own body and does not generate any reactions.
A part of the tissue will be absorbed by the body, while the rest remains forever. This process can be repeated as many times as you wish to achieve the desired result.