Lip Surgery & Lip Fillers in Dubai and the UAE

Lip Enhancement / Augmentation is a cosmetic procedure performed to enhance the appearance of the lips by making them look fuller and plumper. The procedure also smooths fine lines and wrinkles surrounding the mouth.

Under the procedure, the lips may be injected with different injectable lip fillers, or with fatty tissues sourced from another part of the patient’s body. Lip filler procedures are performed using special numbing creams which should be applied on the area exactly 60 minutes before the scheduled time of procedure. It helps minimize discomfort. Patients may experience swelling for about 24 to 48 hours.

Lip enhancement is the ideal procedure for individuals who wish to have fuller lips, enhance the bow shape of their lips, and reduce wrinkles and fine lines in the mouth area. The procedure may be carried out through surgical or non-surgical methods. A patient undergoing this procedure may choose from options such as injectable lip fillers, fat transfer / injections, synthetic implants, and surgical lift / advancement. These options have their respective advantages and disadvantages.

Learning more about lip fillers – Dubai price, options, and risks

Which is the best option for me?

To determine this, several factors need to be considered, such as the size and shape of your lips; your desired effect / appearance; ease of administration; length of time the results will be visible; and risks and prices.

Injectable lip fillers are a non-surgical option, which uses tiny needles to inject filler material into the lips. It is the least invasive and least permanent option, with results lasting for 3 to 6 months.

Fat transfer or injections yield more permanent results. However, the procedure is more complicated because it requires fat to be removed from another part of the body through liposuction.

Synthetic implants are permanent; they are soft but can be “felt” in the lips. They are inserted through tiny incisions inside the corner of the mouth. Different implant materials are available.

Surgical lift or advancement. This is typically used where someone has very thin lips or a long distance between the nose and the upper lip. To project and lift the lips a strip of skin is removed from below the base of the nose or from along the border of the lip. Results are permanent but you will have fine scars at the incision sites.

Your surgeon will discuss the options with you in detail and help you assess the most suitable method for you.

What are the risks?

Overall, lip enhancement is a safe procedure and complications are uncommon. However, there are risks involved and it is important that you understand them. The risks are different depending on the method and will be explained as part of your consultation. Problems include bruising, swelling, lumpiness, under or over correction and skin discolouration. Infection and skin loss are possible but extremely rare. With filler injections, there is a slight risk of allergic reaction. With implants there is the risk of displacement or hardening and the implant may need to be removed. For other risks relating to surgery, see General Risks.