LIP AUGMENTATION

  • ANAESTHETIC – LOCAL OR GENERAL IF PART OF A FACE LIFT PROCEDURE
  • STAY IN HOSPITAL – 1 DAY, OR 1 DAY AND 1 NIGHT IF PART OF A FACE LIFT
  • RECUPERATION – 5 T0 7 DAYS

If you feel that your lips have always been too thin or perhaps have lost their fullness over the years and you are, as a result, also experiencing unwanted wrinkles around your mouth then you are more than likely a good candidate for Lip Augmentation.

Lip Augmentation is a surgical procedure that performs the action of plumping up the lips and thereby reducing the instance of wrinkles around the mouth. Lip Augmentation can also help to correct a downturn of the mouth, due to loss of good skin texture, caused by the natural aging process and aggravated in some cases by smoking over a long period of time.

As with most surgical procedures surgeons differ in their favoured techniques when it comes to Lip Augmentation. However probably the most popular method is the Dermo-Fat-Graft. This generally involves the removal (from an existing scar area on the body ­ like an appendix scar) of a section of the dermis that boasts an underlying portion of fat. The graft is then trimmed to the correct size and inserted in the desired area of the lip through a tiny incision made on the inside of the mouth. Although some of the fat will be re-absorbed into the body, what portion remains after approximately 6 to 7 weeks will stay in place. Swelling goes down in matter of days following the procedure.

You can rest assured that once a digital photo of your lips has been examined by your surgeon and your particular desires and aspirations regarding the outcome of your Lip Augmentation digested, that the best method specifically suited to you will be suggested. The surgeon will then discuss the chosen technique with you in detail and you will be encouraged to ask as many questions as you like prior to surgery.

It must also be remembered that Lip Augmentation is not a once off procedure that lasts for life. Therefore you will more than likely need to repeat the procedure at some stage.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    Your most Frequently Asked Questions related to your surgeon and surgery answered.

HOW WILL I CHOOSE THE RIGHT SURGEON FOR MY PROCEDURE?

    Although all South Africa’s leading cosmetic surgeons are highly trained and experienced in all cosmetic/plastic surgery procedures they naturally have individual, specialist areas of interest and expertise.

    Once Surgical Attractions has assessed your particular desires and aspirations concerning the outcome of your procedure we will marry them to the surgeon best suited to your special needs. The surgeon’s CV details will then be sent to you for your perusal and acceptance.

HOW WILL MY SURGEON ASSESS MY PARTICULAR SURGICAL REQUIREMENTS?

    When you complete the Medical History section of the General Enquiry Form you will be asked to submit it together with a clear and reasonably close-up digital photograph (in colour) of the area of your body requiring surgery.

    Once your recommended surgeon has assessed your particular requirements along with your medical history and digital photo, Surgical Attractions will arrange an obligation free teleconference between the two of you.

    At this stage your surgeon will not only be in possession of all the facts relating to your particular case but also be in a position to recommend the exact method to be employed to achieve the results you desire. Your surgeon will also be available at this point to answer any questions you may have as regards your surgery and the outcome.

    You will be encouraged at all times prior to your surgery to continue getting to know your surgeon by asking as many questions as you like.

    On arrival in South Africa Surgical Attractions will arrange a personal meeting between you and your surgeon. Once again the method of surgery and the desired outcome will be discussed along with any other questions you may have. If at this point you decide not to go ahead with the procedure your decision will be respected.

RISKS

    As with everything else in life there are also risks involved in surgical procedures. No matter how good the Surgeon performing the Surgery may be, complications can arise. Therefore before proceeding with any surgery of any kind please discuss all your concerns with your surgeon and ask as many questions as you like so that you are in a position to make an informed decision.