A bigger and plumper pout can instantly take your look from ordinary to jaw-dropping. Lip enhancement can help you achieve this sought after look. Overlining your lips with makeup will be a thing of the past, and you’ll look like you’re ready to grace the cover of a magazine at all hours of the day. If you’re interested in not only lip enhancement but how to take care of your results afterward, continue reading.
Lip filler is one of the easiest and fastest ways to upgrade your look. It’s no wonder celebrities and everyday citizens are turning to hyaluronic acid-based fillers to elevate their appearance and style. Juvederm, for example, is one popular injectable that adds volume to certain areas of the face. It can last anywhere from 6 to 12 months, depending on your body’s rate of absorption. Since it’s such a quick procedure, it’s natural to assume that you won’t need to take care of your lips post-op.
However, this is absolutely false! Follow these tips if you wish to take care of your lips after lip enhancement.
Bring a Nude Lipstick to Your Appointment
When it comes to the aftercare of your lips bring a small brush, your shade of concealer, and a nude lipstick. You may bruise after getting injected, but makeup can help you hide those bluish marks if you have to get back to work after your appointment. If you don’t have plans afterward, skip the makeup altogether and head home. The less contact you have with your lips, the better.
Select Foods That Are Easy to Eat
For the first few hours following your appointment, you don’t want to move your mouth around too much. Instead of eating hard and crunchy foods that can stretch your lips out, choose soft foods. Smoothie bowls, for example, are perfect if you find that you’re hungry a few hours after you’ve been injected. This cold meal will also soothe any swelling. Additionally, avoid drinking through a straw for the first day, as this may put too much pressure on your lips.
Be Gentle When Washing Your Face
Use light pressure when washing your face, and don’t use any harsh scrubs to massage and exfoliate your face. Save the more in-depth washing for a later time.
For The First 24 Hours, Stay Away From:
- Kissing – While it’s tempting to give your significant other a kiss on the lips or cheek, refrain from doing so for at least 24 hours after the procedure.
- Heavy or Strenuous Exercise – Hold off on going to the gym for a day or two if you want to see the best results possible. This also cuts down on your risk of infection.
- Alcohol – Lastly, don’t drink alcohol 24 hours after getting your lips injected. Stick to water!
Lip Implant Aftercare
Lip implants last much longer than fillers. They are made from either silicone or expanded polytetrafluoroethylene. They are an excellent option for anyone who wishes to save money on making multiple lip filler appointments in the long run. Ask your doctor whether or not you’re a good candidate, as there are specific guidelines you must meet. Your lips must already be symmetrical. You must also have enough tissue to stretch over the implant to create a natural look. You’ll need more downtime to recover. One to two weeks is usually recommended.
Keep Your Head Elevated – Whenever you’re sleeping or relaxing, make sure to keep your head elevated to avoid swelling and scarring. Perch some extra pillows onto your side of the bed to keep your blood flowing throughout your body.
Avoid Facial Massages for Two Weeks – Facials are fantastic for cleansing your pores, but if you have just undergone a lip implant procedure, put your facial treatment on hold for the next couple of weeks.
Use Pain Medication When Necessary – You may feel some pain and discomfort around your mouth for a few days. Use pain medicine to get your mind off of the sensation. It should subside soon.
Use an Ice Pack to Manage Swelling – Use a cold compress to bring down the swelling. They might look huge for a few days, but don’t worry as the implants will settle eventually.
Lip fillers can be an effective and quick way to change your appearance, and best of all, you can achieve a new look without going under the knife! However, there are multiple factors to keep in mind when opting for fillers or a lip implant. But not everyone has a trustworthy physician or esthetician on speed dial. If you’ve been wanting to take the plunge with this cosmetic procedure, consider contacting us at the Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery. We have a variety of services that can help you achieve that gorgeous and enticing look you’ve been longing for.