Most surgery is fairly minor and takes less than an hour. Procedures are usually performed as day cases under local anaesthesia. Lip enhancement can be done at the same time as other procedures such as facelift, eyelid improvement, etc. Bruising and swelling may last 2-3 weeks. Overseas patients can return home after a few days.
Another lip augmentation Method is the Dermo-Fat-Graft. This generally involves the removal (from an existing scar area on the body like an appendix scar) of a section of the dermis that boasts an underlying portion of fat. The graft is then trimmed to the correct size and inserted in the desired area of the lip through a tiny incision made on the inside of the mouth. Although some of the fat will be re-absorbed into the body, the portion that remains after approximately 6 to 7 weeks will stay in place. Swelling goes down in matter of days following the procedure.