Lip injections are very useful for creating full and plump lips which are a symbol of youth and sensuality. The cost of the injection can vary from place to place and the surgeon who is doing it. The price can be about $300-5,000 for getting your face altered with the injection. The lip injection procedures make use of implants or fillers. Fillers are usually used if you are looking for a temporary solution. They are injected into the lip for making it look fuller. Some of the fillers used include fat, collagen, autologen, dermalogen and fascia etc.
Great care is taken while the surgeon performs the procedure because the texture, skin type, size of the lips etc vary from person to person. Most commonly used fillers are fat and collagen. The filler is injected into the corner of the mouth and other areas of the lips. If fat is to be used, the doctor has to use anesthesia to remove the fat from the desired area. Using a suction device the fat is first removed and then injected into the lips. Most often the patients have to suffer from bruising and swelling etc which should fade away in a few days time. There is not much risk involved in the procedures. However, the healing process depends on the type of fillers used. Some mild side effects include infection, swelling, minor discomfort, bruising, redness, tenderness etc.
One of the most commonly used fillers is the collagen lip injections which can be human or bovine based. The bovine based collagen is extracted from the cow’s tissues. Only disease free and closely monitored cows are sued for this purpose. Due to the chances of allergic reactions, an allergy test is carried out first before the treatment. Some of the commonly used bovine based collagen include Zyderm, Zyplast and Artecoll etc. The human based collagen is taken from cadavers, excess skin removed during surgeries etc. Some human based collagen include Cosmplast, Cosmoderm, Fascian, Autologen, Cymetra and Dermalogen etc.