Does Lip Enhancement Hurt?
It can be uncomfortable to have fillers injected though it is not generally very painful. Some fillers contain an anaesthetic ingredient, and in some cases the Consultant Plastic Surgeon may use a topical anaesthetic to numb the area. There can be some swelling or redness for a day or two after treatment.
How long will it last?
This will depend on a number of factors, not least the type of filler used. Hyaluronic acid fillers can last up to a year or more but it varies from person to person and from one area of the face to another. It can also be affected by genetics, age, skin type, lifestyle, muscle activity and the injection technique used. It's important to follow the advice of your Consultant Plastic Surgeon in order to maximize the effects of your treatment.
To avoid bruising it is recommended that you avoid certain medications 2 weeks before your treatment; acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, NSAID (Nurofen, Ibuprufen, Ponstan, Difene, Naproxen etc). It is also good to avoid Omega 3 and 6, and Vitamin E in supplement or herbal remedies.
You may also like to read more about our unique SoftLift technique, which uses a combination of fillers and other non-invasive treatments to achieve a non-surgical anti-aging effects.
For a surgical alternative, please read more about fat grafting.
What does it cost?
The overall cost of a fillers depends on who much of the product is needed to achieve a good result. You can read more about our prices for different procedures and treatments here.
If you would like to discuss filler treatments with the Consultant Plastic Surgeon, please call 01 491 5738 to make an appointment for a non-invasive treatment consultation.