Some people are not satisfied with the size, volume or contour of their lips. Aging and smoking can be responsible for loss of lip volume or the appearance of wrinkles. Plastic surgery on the lips and lip filling are the solutions to these problems.
Over the years, the outline of the lips may be lost a bit. The junction between the mucosa, red part of the lips, and the skin, usually has a slight elevation. With age, especially in patients smokers, who use the lips muscles a lot, this contour is lost.
According to Dr. Rodrigo Mangaravite, who attends in Ipanema, in Rio de Janeiro and in São Paulo, in patients whose lip is very erased, very low or their distance to the base of the nose is too large, a minor surgery in the center is needed to reverse the lips more, that is, to put the lips forward. It is a simple technique performed under local anesthesia. The plastic surgery on the lips lasts half an hour. The cut contours the entire lip and the scar is therefore imperceptible. The stitches can be removed with seven days and the result appears between 10 and 15 days.
It is worth mentioning that Dr. Rodrigo performs all his surgeries with all possible attention and calmness. Following an individualized surgical plan minutely for each patient, using all their technical capacity and resources to arrive at the best possible result, and only then, the surgery can be finished. Dr. Rodrigo only leaves the surgical center when he is sure that he has reached the maximum, the desired result.
Other techniques that can be used to make lips more beautiful are lip filling with hyaluronic acid or with fat. The procedure returns the contour or volume, or both, depending on what the patient needs. He may want to improve the contour or if his lip has sharpened a lot, design it a bit more. All of this can be done on either the upper lip or the lower lip, or both. Anesthesia is local. The recovery is 24 and 48 hours. It may swell a little.