Recovering from Lip Augmentation
Dreaming to have plumper, more attractive lips like Angelina Jolie-Pitt is definitely free. But dreaming of it and making the dream come true is certainly possible. With lip augmentation, you can say goodbye to the thin-lipped you and say hello to lovelier lips. Don’t get too excited just yet. Although the downtime is minimal, recovery is still not something to ignore.
Relieving Side Effects
Whether it be lip augmentation through fillers, implants, or fat transfer, a lip augmentation procedure still requires proper care on your part. Of course, the results of the procedure do not only depend on the skillfulness of your doctor, but also on how you take care of yourself during recovery.
After your lip augmentation, expect some degree of swelling and bruising in your lips. Although they are temporary, they are likely to remain for about a week or so when it comes to fillers. In the case of implants, these side effects can last up to three weeks. If it bothers you, a cold compress can reduce the swelling. You may take over-the-counter pain medication if needed.
Returning to Normal Activities
Lip augmentation through lip fillers and fat transfer may only require a day for you to rest. In the case of lip implants, you can expect at least a week off from work and other strenuous activities. During this time, it is important to have enough rest and relaxation.
No need to worry if your lips feel numb or stiff. This is a normal sensation while you are still healing. Dr. Semlacher will also advise you on how you can deal with numb or stiff lips.
Lip Augmentation in Sacramento
You can make your dream of fuller lips come true, too. Call us at 916-961-9219 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Semlacher today. We’d love to hear from you!