All About the Different Types of Lip Fillers
Lip fillers are used in the treatment of liposuction (also known as lipoplasty) and are also used to remove breast tissue, specifically mammoplasty. They can be used to help increase the size of one’s lips, but their use is most commonly geared towards the enhancement of ones’ smile. Lip fillers are a form of cosmetic procedure which aims to enhance lip volume through filling in areas where lip skin has been pulled as part of an emergency lipoplasty.
Lip fillers consist of a synthetic or natural substance injected into an empty cavity (usually a neck wound or a liposuction area), which is intended to be able to hold more fillers than what would normally remain in the empty cavity. The more fillers that are used, the greater the final effect – but it is also possible for the patient to reduce the amount of lip fillers that are used, if they do not think that they will benefit from the final result. The natural substance that is used to help fill in a lip gap is usually a mixture of waxes and chemicals which is usually a liquid and can be applied and removed very easily. Once the substance is applied, the dentist will then use a syringe attached to a long needle to inject the natural substance into the lip.
Lip fillers can also be made from a combination of a synthetic substance such as Styrofoam, along with a naturally occurring chemical called Restylane. Restylane is a naturally occurring material that is often used in cosmetic fillers. The synthetic lip fillers are not made from a naturally occurring substance, but instead, synthetic versions of the natural Restylane (a man-made version of the ingredient dimethicone) are used. The cosmetic surgery procedure of inserting Restylane into your lips involves far more than just shooting a tiny amount of the chemical into your lips – if you want to make sure that the filling stays in place, it is absolutely necessary for the filling to be done in an office setting.