Lip enlargement

Lip enlargement



What is

Lip enlargement

Lip enlargement aims at enhancing lip shape and volume through fillings. There are only two ways of doing said fillings, with fat from the same patient or with hyaluronic acid. Fat is extracted from abdomen in small amounts and it is processed to leave stem cells and inject them on lips. With hyaluronic acid, the product is simply purchased and applied in the same way.

Through the years, upper lips flatten and lose their volume. These fillings aim not only at increasing volume, but also recreating the natural curve they have leaving a young, fresh and feminine look.
Very prominent and unnatural lips are the result of an excessive application off at or hyaluronic acid. Applying the right amount and in the right spot gives us a natural and very feminine result.

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    Dr. Minyor Avellaneda

    Academic Training
    • Member of the Colombian Plastic Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery Society.
    • Associated member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).
    • Volunteer at Fundación Operación Sonrisa Colombia (Operation Smile Internacional).
    • University of Birmingham, Alabama (United States), Observership.
    • Maxillofacial and pediatric surgery atChildren's Hospital Alabama (United States)
    • Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon, Universidad El Bosque.
    • Physician - Surgeon Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá.


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    1How long does lip enlargement take?
    If made with fat, the procedure lasts an hour; 30 minutes taking fat from the abdomen, and the other 30 minutes for application. If made with hyaluronic acid, the procedure takes 30 minutes.
    2How long is the recovery?
    With fat, patient is advised to return to working activities one day after the procedure. With hyaluronic acid, patient may return to working activities immediately.
    3What precautions must I have after treatment?
    Basically, to follow recommendations and to take medication in case of being performed with fat. Physical activities such as sports may be practiced again from the third day. If made with hyaluronic acid, the only thing recommended is to drink water permanently. Sports and physical activity immediately.
    4How long do the results of my filling last?
    If made from own fat from body, this will work as any other tissue and we can say that volume will last for many years. If filling is done with hyaluronic acid, new placement of product is needed every two years.
    5 What advantages does one technique have over the other?
    The advantage of the use of own fat is that because it is from the same body it integrates in such a way that the filling remains for many years. If made with hyaluronic acid this product is absorbed by the body and it will last for a term of 1 to 2 years.
    6Who is an ideal prospect for lip filling?
    Anyone who does not feel comfortable with them: young persons or older persons who notice that their lip volume has decreased with time.
    7With what other names is this procedure known as?
    Fat lipo-injection on lips. Lipo-transference on lips. Lip volumetry, Lip filling
    8Am I going to have anti-aesthetic scars after surgery?
    No. Although it has to be done with a needle, scars are virtually imperceptible.
    9Can this procedure be combined?
    Yes, in most cases this procedure is combined with plasma enriched with plaquettes, toxin for wrinkle elimination or even surgeries such as rhytidoplasty (facial lifting), rhinoplasty or liposuction.
    10Does it hurt much?
    More than pain it may cause discomfort during the procedure. If made with fat sedation is used thus there is no pain.