Recommendations after lip contouring surgery

Lip contouring is a popular procedure. After it, the lips become more seductive, their shape changes positively. The result of the operation depends not only on the qualifications of the cosmetologist and the correctly selected drug. Strict adherence to medical recommendations contributes to rapid healing of the injection site and preservation of a beautiful shape for a long period.

Cosmetologists at the Butko Plastic clinic perform lip contour correction with fillers. Doctors tell you in detail what you can and cannot do after the procedure. You can get advice at the first examination of a specialist.

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What should not be done after lip contouring?

In the first few days it is prohibited:

  • Eat nuts, seeds, hot, spicy, salty foods.
  • Smoking. This leads to inflammation and dry skin.
  • Drinking alcohol.
  • Use lipsticks, glosses, and other decorative cosmetics.
  • Make faces, laugh widely, stretch your mouth.

General recommendations:

  • Alcohol-containing medications should not be used to relieve swelling.
  • Use low-grade cosmetics or expired products.
  • Expose your lips to ultraviolet rays.

Save the kisses for later2

This advice is more of a necessity for those who are enlarging their lips for the first time. In addition, the swelling after the injection during the first 2-3 days is so painful that many even drink water through a straw without thinking for a second about kissing. Consider your healing characteristics. It is likely that your friend will suffer from beauty injections for the next two weeks, while your swelling will subside in 4 days and vice versa. Doctors are quick to assure that severe pain and the feeling that your lips are about to explode are normal.

Even non-sexy things like smiling or eating can become a problem after fillers are injected. Therefore, kissing or oral sex will certainly be the last thing on the list of things you want to try after leaving the cosmetologist’s office.

Not only do wet kisses and oral sex cause significant discomfort, it reduces the chance of uniform healing and distribution of the gel over the entire area of ​​the lips. Plastic surgeons, however, hasten to assure that it is impossible to damage healing lips through tenderness with your significant other. In order for the gel to immigrate beyond the contours, you need to seriously hurt yourself or get an infection. Most complications are actually the result of improper injection technique, which means you should be sure to find a reputable surgeon. It is also worth noting that with repeated lip augmentation, the intensity of side effects decreases.

Recommendations after the procedure

To reduce swelling, on the first day after the procedure it is recommended:

  • Every 2-3 hours, apply cold compresses to the injection site for 10 minutes.
  • For disinfection, treat the injection site with the drug as prescribed by the doctor.
  • Healing ointments are applied to the filler injection sites.

The next day:

  • Moisturize lips with masks, treat with a solution, then apply a softening gel.
  • Give a light massage for better distribution of fillers.

In the following days you need to:

  • moisturize lips with masks, softening gels;
  • protect from ultraviolet radiation with special means;
  • do a light massage.

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Features of care after lip contouring

3-5 days after the manipulation, moisturizing masks are applied to the sponges. Well-proven folk remedies - sour cream, cream, cucumbers, vegetable oil.

They use care cosmetics designed specifically for lips enlarged using hyaluronic acid. Regular lipstick is replaced with hygienic, moisturizing lipstick.

Sometimes the body reacts to punctures with a decrease in immunity. As a result, herpes breaks out. Girls prone to such manifestations should take an antiviral drug a week before the procedure and for seven days after.

Rehabilitation period

The period that follows the procedure lasts several days, and it involves the presence of certain uncomfortable sensations and phenomena:

  • Volatile pain in the place where hyaluronic acid was injected. Pain is the result of the nerve endings in the skin reacting to the filler.
  • Hematomas. They occur in those with sensitive, delicate skin due to the fact that the doctor pressed too hard on it during the puncture.
  • Redness. This is how the vessels of the dermis react to the filler that was injected.
  • Small papules appear if the needle is inserted superficially under the skin.
  • Puffiness, swelling. This is a reaction that occurs as a result of injecting too much hyaluronic acid. After all, this substance can attract moisture.
  • A blurred outline appears because the gel is mobile until it fills all the voids.

Give yourself time to get used to it3

The first surgical intervention is associated with great anxiety. Immediately after the injections, many patients describe their lips as feeling “foreign” or numb. Give yourself a couple of days to get used to the new shape before kissing your significant other or performing oral sex.

You might be wondering if kissing with enlarged lips feels different? The American Association of Plastic Surgeons conducted a large-scale survey on this topic and the majority of respondents said that it is almost impossible to distinguish slightly plumped lips with hyaluronic acid from naturally plump ones.

We also advise you to prepare for the fact that reality and expectations from the procedure often do not coincide. The size of your new lips isn't as important as the confidence they give you. The girls from the survey noted that the change in volume helped them become more liberated sexually, which their partners also noticed.

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Obviously, new lips won't magically give you all the confidence you've ever dreamed of, but it's better than being embarrassed and hiding your face in photos. The complexes that women overwhelm themselves with can be truly strange. Many are unable to appear on the street without painting their lips above the contour, while others are ready to use powders and lipsticks with menthol to enlarge the lower third of the face. Don’t waste time if you want to inject fillers - make an appointment with a doctor immediately. A person who feels confident automatically looks more attractive in the eyes of others.

Types of aesthetic cheiloplasty

Doctors at our Clinic perform two types of aesthetic cheiloplasty: injection and surgical.

Injection cheiloplasty involves the injection of special filler preparations under the skin of the lips. These include:

- contour plastic surgery. Non-surgical method of plastic surgery. The shape and volume of the lips are corrected using fillers.

- lipofilling. Operational method of correction. The surgeon removes excess fatty tissue from the patient's abdomen or buttocks, cleans it using special devices and injects it into the lips.

However, it is more correct to classify the following surgical methods as cheiloplasty:

  • VY-plasty;
  • bullhorn plastic;
  • "Paris" technique;
  • corner elevator.

Plastic surgeons at our Clinic choose the surgical technique depending on the planned result.


The method is suitable for patients who want to change the shape or size of their lips. A specialist from our Clinic makes V-shaped incisions on the mucous membrane of the upper lip, after which he turns it inside out in the shape of the letter Y and stitches it together. The number of incisions depends on whether the patient wants to increase the volume of the upper lip along the entire length or only in its middle. Using the same technique, the operation is performed on the lower lip, but one incision is enough to change its shape. Since the incisions are made on the inside of the lip, the scars remain invisible.

Technique "Paris"

The “Paris” technique is close to VY-plasty, the only difference is that, in addition to vertical, horizontal incisions are also made. This allows you to give your lips a heart shape, make them plumper, and at the same time avoid the “duck lips” effect.

Bullhorn plastic surgery

Designed for patients who want to reduce the height of the upper lip from the base of the nose. Plastic surgeons at Constanta perform:

  • outer;
  • interior;
  • Italian bullhorn.

With the external method, the doctor makes a small incision at the base of the nose, removes a wavy strip of skin and tightens the upper lip. At the end of the operation, a small scar remains, which can be easily hidden with the help of cosmetics.

An internal or hidden bullhorn is made in the same way, only the incision is made on the mucous membrane of the upper lip. A specialist from our Clinic excises part of the mucous membrane and applies sutures. After internal bullhorn, no scars are left on the patient’s face, but this technique can only be used with moderate drooping of the upper lip.

The Italian bullhorn is used for minimal lip shape correction: correcting the contour and giving a plump effect. The surgeon makes two incisions under each of the patient's nostrils and lifts the upper lip through them. After the operation, minor, almost invisible scars remain.

Corner elevator

Suitable for patients with excessively drooping corners of the lips. Because of this defect, the face appears tired, tired, and the patient looks older than his age. During the operation, parts of the skin tissue and mucous membrane are cut out above the corners of the lips, after which the corners of the lips are slightly raised to the desired position.

Lip augmentation with fillers

There are 2 techniques for injecting fillers into the lips. The first is a linear technique for filling the lip border. This method makes it possible to emphasize the shape of the lips and make their contour clearer. The second is the French kiss technique. Designed to give a slight plumpness to the lips.

The technique is selected for each patient, taking into account the features of the facial structure and the desired effect. This way a natural looking lip is achieved.

The required amount of filler is individual for each individual patient. The volume is selected so that it is sufficient for the necessary correction, but at the same time, so that the lips look natural and beautiful. The minimum volume of the drug is 0.5 ml.

One of the most popular services at the ANACOSMA clinic is lip augmentation. Juvederm, Belotero, Restylane Stylage, Teosyal are all hyaluronic acid preparations that are used in lip correction. Their principles of operation and use are similar.

The advantage of Belotero filler is that it does not attract water. As a result, after the administration of Belotero, the lips are practically not swollen (this is especially important for those patients who are prone to swelling). In the future, even with a large amount of water in the body, the lips will not swell. This drug is considered the most hypoallergenic.

Unsuccessful lip augmentation with any filler can be corrected by introducing a special drug hyaluronidase.

Indications and contraindications for lip augmentation

There are certain indications for lip correction. Namely:

  • post-traumatic or postoperative defects;
  • congenital or acquired lip asymmetry;
  • disproportion of lip volume or width;
  • age-related changes in the volume and shape of the lips;
  • wrinkles on and around the lips;
  • at the request of the client, if the procedure does not lead to complications and gives a natural result.


  • pregnancy and lactation;
  • the presence of open skin lesions in the area of ​​filler injection;
  • blood clotting diseases and taking anticoagulants;
  • allergic reactions to the drug in the past;
  • oncological diseases, period of chemotherapy and radiation therapy;
  • the presence of non-absorbable fillers in the lips (in this case, the introduction of filler based on hyaluronic acid is prohibited);
  • active inflammatory process of the skin (herpes, acne).

Stages of cheiloplasty

Preparing for surgery

At the first, preoperative stage, the plastic surgeon of our Clinic conducts a consultation with the patient. During the meeting, the doctor examines the characteristics of the body, listens to the patient’s wishes regarding the results of the operation and prescribes a set of laboratory tests. Diagnostics is necessary in order to avoid complications and perform surgery without unnecessary risks.

The surgeon draws up a strategy for the operation and simulates the result on a computer. So the patient has an idea of ​​what his appearance will be like after cheiloplasty.

For out-of-town patients, as well as those who are unable to attend a meeting with a surgeon in person, we offer an online consultation on surgical lip augmentation via Skype or email. After which you will need to undergo training in your city and come to the Clinic the day before or on the day of the operation.

Choice of anesthesia

Cheiloplasty is performed under general or local anesthesia, depending on the complexity of the surgical intervention. The anesthesiologist examines the results of laboratory tests and selects the most appropriate option for pain relief. All types of anesthesia are available to the specialists of the Constanta Clinic.

Progress of the operation

On average, the duration of cheiloplasty is 1-2 hours. Before the operation begins, the surgeon marks the area of ​​the lips where the incisions will be made. Focusing on the markings, the doctor removes excess skin, lifts the lip tissue and fixes them in the desired position. Upon completion of the procedure, the patient will receive stitches, which he will have to wear for 7-10 days.

The stages of preparation and performance of cheiloplasty surgery at the Constanta Clinic are described in detail here.

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