Curious about lip fillers for pumper, fuller, and more sensual lips? Triple Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sara Yegiyants offers lip enhancement with injectable fillers at her Santa Barbara, CA, practice. She and her staff have learned a thing or two about what her patients wish they’d have known before heading into the process.
Whether it’s your first or hundredth experience with dermal fillers, this article will provide helpful tips on having the best lip enhancement experience possible and achieving an outcome that will leave you ecstatic.
Here are what we suggest you avoid leading up to and after your perfect pout procedure:
1: Don’t Choose Injectors Who Aren’t Medical Professionals
With cosmetic injections becoming so popular, it’s easy to find injectors certified through some weekend training seminars. However, they have no training in medicine, anatomy, or what to do if something goes wrong. Beauty salons and spas are famous for offering cosmetic injections without medical supervision.
You want a professional performing your lip enhancement—someone trained at a reputable university with ample experience in performing cosmetic procedures. Triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sara Yegiyants leads a dedicated staff of professionals who offer compassionate care that yields outstanding results.
2: Bigger May Not Be Better
It’s tempting to go for the gusto and plump that pout to the extreme. But achieving amazing lips that look natural is more than about volume. It’s about shape, size, and facial symmetry to make you look your best.
By strategically placing the right product, formulation, and technique, Dr. Yegiyants can give you the perfect lip appearance without looking overfilled or unnatural. Sometimes less is more when dealing with cosmetic enhancements.
3. Prep Before Injections
To reduce the risk of significant bruising, it’s best to avoid certain things leading up to your treatment. These include:
- Aspirin or other blood-thinning substances (Tylenol is okay)
- Some supplements (check with Dr. Yegiyants)
3: Avoid High Temperatures
Hot showers, saunas, and steam rooms are not recommended post-treatment. High heat makes blood vessels dilate, which can extend post-injection swelling. It’s best to avoid these high temperatures for a day or two after your lip enhancement. If you must shower, make sure the water is lukewarm.
Also, to manage post-procedure swelling apply cold compresses to your lips. This will ease the swelling, bruising, and itching at the injection site.
4: Avoid Drinking Though a Straw
When enjoying your favorite beverage, nix the straw. The pressure on your lips and fillers while suctioning the fluid may cause discomfort and promote swelling. And sucking through a straw may cause discomfort through swollen lips. So, drink plenty of water, but not through a straw.
5. Postpone Wearing Makeup
Don’t use lip gloss, lipstick, or lip balm for 24 hours after your lip enhancement. Lip products can cause an adverse reaction with the filler products, especially during bruising and swelling. If you must wear some type of makeup for your lips, ask Dr. Yegiyants for suggestions.
Partner with a Lip Filler Expert
Dr. Sara Yegiyants enjoys working with men and women in Santa Barbara to reach their cosmetic goals. To get started with your lip enhancement journey and achieve a full and sensual lips, call (805) 682-1731 or contact us online today. We look forward to hearing from you soon!