A lot of people have thin or misshapen lips and most of them are not happy about it. Fortunately, lip augmentation is available. Lip augmentation could give the lips more volume and shape and make it more attractive. But there are important facts you should get straight before getting treatment.

Risks and Side Effects

As with any other procedure, lip augmentation also poses certain unwanted effects that could occur anytime after treatment. It is important to know these side effects before you decide to undergo the procedure. These side effects include:

  • Swelling and bruising
  • Bleeding from injections
  • Redness and pain at the injection sites
  • Lip asymmetry
  • Infection
  • Lumps on the lips
  • Stiffening of the lips
  • Ulceration and scarring
  • Allergic reactions

Is Lip Augmentation Right for You?

This is a question you should ask yourself. Why do you want to change the appearance of your lips? Remember, there is no ideal image. So if you just want to undergo a procedure to fit someone else’s perfect version of self, then it would help to think twice. Your decision should not depend on what others tell you, but on what you truly want.

As a patient, it is important to have realistic expectations when it comes to the results of a lip augmentation procedure. You also have to remember that lip augmentation can change your lips and make it plumper, but it will not change who you are.

If you are interested in lip augmentation and would like to learn more, book an appointment with Dr. Semlacher today by calling 916-961-9219. We look forward to hearing from you!