Throughout many cultures and civilizations, lips have been associated with beauty. Fuller lips have long been heralded as attractive. Today, there are numerous lip filler options to increase the volume of your lips and even alter their shape. Dr. Weiner recommends Juvederm® dermal fillers for most of his clients, but he can also use lip implants and fat injections. Regardless of which method you prefer, there are a few aftercare tips you should know about to enjoy optimal results after getting lip augmentation.
Is There a Recovery Period for Lip Augmentation?
There is no downtime associated with lip augmentation. However, there are certain activities you should avoid and certain activities you should perform if you want to have the best results. In this sense, lip augmentation is no different from other beauty-enhancing procedures; you should follow aftercare tips.
Lip Filler Aftercare Tips
Whether you get lip dermal fillers, fat transfer, or lip implants, your lips will be prone to bruising and swelling after the procedure. You can reduce the swelling and bruising by applying cold compresses to your mouth. A cold compress can also reduce inflammation, itching, and soreness.
You should keep your lips moisturized after getting lip augmentation. Natural moisturizers are preferred to chemical moisturizers. By keeping your lips moisturized, you’re helping them stay healthy and glowing.
Your skin and lips look their best when you are properly hydrated. Thus, you should consume 64 ounces of water each day to improve the natural appearance of your lips. It is important that you hydrate with water instead of vitamin drinks and sugary juices.
You should avoid wearing foundation, concealer, primer, lipstick, or any other makeup near or on your lips for 24 hours after the injections. The site will be sore and the puncture wounds, although tiny, will be exposed. Applying makeup immediately after the procedure puts you at a greater risk of developing an infection or allergic reaction.
Get Lip Augmentation Today
Lip fillers will leave you looking kissable and younger. If you’re ready to get a lip augmentation procedure, call 281-488-5795 to set an appointment at Thomas Weiner Plastic Surgery today.