What is the Lip Remodeling?
The lip remodeling includes a series of treatments that will be described later on, emphasizing from the the beginning, that this is a delicate procedure that must be performed by highly experience professionals.
The remodeling includes: Lip outline definition, preferably the upper lip, usually, including the center (arch Cupid), the enhancement of the upper and / or bottom lip.
How is it treated?
It is very important to agree with the patient the lip they want, trying to preserve the harmony of these, with the rest facial features.
1- Lip Definition. Outline.
This is a usual procedure. The outline allows projecting forward the edge of the lips: this effect is valid, if in profile, the concavity of the edge is not very sharp.
This technique is performed with a 30G ½ needle along the edge of the lip and mainly in the upper lip.
This technique is suitable to all lips with a low volume and especially to those lip edges covered by perioral wrinkles.
2- Cupid’s bow.
It can be drawn on demand, with pointed or rounded ridges.
These appearances can be noticeable with dermal pigmentation.
3- The surface of the lips.
This treatment involves making more convex the surface of the lips, is indicated in striated and / or cracked lips.
4- Lip Enhancement.
Techniques have changed and multiple choices continue coexisting, the best treatment depends on the professional.
Dr. Rafael Spagnuolo advises and practices the system of Lip Enhancement by the rotation of the mucous membrane. Hyaluronic acid injections with 28G or 30G needle are placed in different levels of the lips mucus, causing a rotation of the lip.
This is the so called, the Bon retrolabial technique and Dr. Rafael Spagnuolo chooses it as it has the following advantages:
- Enhancement of the lip, which becomes more fibrous.
– Emphasize the edge of the lip.
– Minimize wrinkles.
The solution lies, then, in a harmonious and meditate combination of these techniques led by an experience professional.
How many sessions are needed?
One session is usually performed and the patient is appointed within three weeks for an possible correction.
What cautions should be followed before and after treatment?
Before the treatment, it is important to avoid, as in all injectable treatments, the use of ibuprofen and aspirin. Of course those patients who for some reason take anticoagulant medication should suspend it the day before and the day of the application agreed by their GP.
Patients with common labial herpes should be treated over the two days preceding the date of treatment and 2 days later with oral antiviral medication.
In this procedure, is common the appearance of bruises; these are usually of low-volume and inside the lip which causes no greater concern.
It is important, once the implant is placed, not to touch or massage the area, avoiding also the habit of bite the lip or repeatedly touching it with the tongue.
Can it be combined with other cosmetic procedures?
Lip Definition is compatible with other treatments. The most common association is with the correction of perioral wrinkles and in the treatment of philtrum furrows.
What areas can be treated?
Upper and / or lower lip.
What components are used?
Currently temporary filling materials are used such as hyaluronic acid, lips variety (of high reticular properties).
Is anesthesia required?
It is advisable, always to use anesthesia covering the entire area. For this purpose infraorbital anesthesia is used (which is known for patients as dentists anesthesia) and inferior teeth. With this, anesthesia treatment is very well tolerated by patients.
When the results become evident?
The results are immediate. But, we must consider that the first day and the following 2 to 3 days the inflammatory component offers a transitional result of greater volume than expected. It is therefore, very important to wait three weeks for any alteration.
Has it any side effects?
The filler material and in the form being authorized in Spain, has not side effects.
How long is the effect for?
The effect is variable. We can say that the average is a year to a year and a half. It is also useful to remember that in patients with smoking habits the duration is less.