Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Also known as lip injections, lip fillers and lip augmentation. This procedure focuses on enhancing the physical appearance of the lips using surgery or dermal fillers to rejuvenate the lips and area around the mouth.
Dr. Date is an experienced surgeon who customises his techniques to meet the specific needs of each patient. He determines which technique to use for your lip lift after he listens to your cosmetic concerns and closely examines the existing shape of your lips. Following are the commonly used techniques:
Lifting the central two-thirds of the upper lip, aka Bullhorn lip lift, results in a fuller-looking lip and reduces the area between the upper lip and the nose.
Fat transfer: autologous fat (fat from your own body) can be taken via liposuction from another area of your body and injected into your lips.
Fillers made from a natural or synthetic biocompatible material such as collagen or hyaluronic acid act as a fat substitute to plump up the lip. One treatment is usually sufficient to produce the desired result. The results, however, may be temporary and require repeat injections.
The type of procedure you undergo will be based on facial features and aesthetic preferences. Dr. Date will recommend an approach based on your goals and facial characteristics, including the shape of your face. The goal of this procedure is to help you achieve the most beautiful and natural-looking results.
The downtime from nonsurgical options (filler injections) is minimal. You may experience some bruising or swelling which will subside with time. A cold compress can be applied to the operative site to reduce swelling, bruising and pain. Dr. Date provides patients with detailed postoperative instructions that enhance the healing process and limit your downtime. It is important to remember that everyone’s recovery will vary depending on an individual’s pain tolerance and healing response.
Every procedure involves inherent risks. Although serious complications are extremely rare, Dr. Date educates every patient about potential risks.
Those risks can include scarring, the opening of the wound, discomfort for several days, bruising around the surgical sites, infection, bleeding, skin necrosis and general anaesthesia-related issues.