Procedures for Women

Lip Augmentation

Lip augmentation is a procedure that uses synthetic, biological products or surgical restructuring to enhance the lips.

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Initial Recovery: Anesthesia

After you are awakened from your lip surgery and brought into the recovery room, a nurse will monitor your vital signs until you are released. Depending on the individual, this may take 2 hours or more. Your lips will feel quite tender and you may feel confused as the anesthesia wears off. You may experience shivering, which are usually a side effect of the medications you received, especially the vascoconstrictor epinephrine, and the cold saline that has been introduced into your system over the last few hours.

Complication Symptoms and Preparation are as follows:

Sign of Infections

Monitor Your Temperature

Soreness and Pain Factor

Swelling (Edema)


Eating & Drinking After Lip Augmentation



Numbness, Odd Sensations and Loss of Sensitivity

Suture Removal


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At a Glance


General Anesthesia

In/Out Patient:  

Out Patient


The visible results are usually immediate. For implants, fat grafting and most injectables, your lips will be quite large and swollen and you will see a difference in the swelling as it subsides over the first week. The swelling will more than likely subside more than you would like as you become accustomed to their enormous size and think that your new lips are small by comparison.

With implants that require stimulation of your own collagen (Artecoll, Metacrill, Isolagen, and silicone oil), you may notice swelling. Growth will occur in the weeks following injection. Patience is a virtue with these types of procedures. Over-correction is not recommended. Please know that adding is a lot easier than removing when it comes to lip augmentation.