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CUPID LIPS

The upper lip is larger than the lower one. The problem of prone lips, falling lips, or straight lines makes the face look faint, face is sad, and always looks serious. Because of the shape of the mouth that falls or bends down which can clearly see on the face even when smiling makes the face look sad all the time. In addition, the angle of the mouth that falls or curves down is a sign of aging. CUPID LIPS will lift corner of your mouth and put on a naturally smile for your face.

CANDIDATES

The most appropriate candidates for lip reshaping and fat transfer are patients who have:

  • A desire for more permanent results than temporary injectable fillers (which only address volume anyway)
  • Lips that have become thin, inverted, shapeless or sagging with age
  • Had other facial rejuvenation surgeries and want their lips to sync up with the rest of their face
  • Had a rhinoplasty and find that their upper lip is too long
  • Naturally unbalanced lips
  • Naturally thin, inverted or flat lips that are nearly invisible, imparting an angry expression

Those who already possess ideally shaped lips but desire a bit more plumpness may only need added lip volume. Our practice offers both temporary (injectable filler) and permanent (fat transfer) augmentation.

PROCEDURE

1.

The doctor will design and determine the size of the corner of the mouth to be cut.

2.

Anesthesia is used to reduce pain in the mouth and in the corner of the mouth. The doctor then cut off the excess skin according to the designed and shape of the mouth.

3.

The special technique is to break down the muscles around the corners of the mouth, which are sag or fall. The process is to prevent sagging in the future and make corners of the mouth lift up.

4.

The doctor then suture the incision in the area where the procedure is performed.

PREPARING FOR SURGERY

  • Inform your doctor of your health condition, medical history or medical allergy or food allergy. 
  • In case of risk for immune deficiency and health condition affecting the wound healing and infection, inform your doctor of your medical allergy in order to avoid the risk
  • Consult the doctor before surgery if taking blood thinner or any medicines affecting blood coagulation.
  • Stop taking vitamin and supplement e.g. Vitamin E, fish oil, grapeseed oil, ginkgo extract, ginseng extract, at least 1 month before surgery.
  • No Alcohol 1-2 days before the surgery and 1 week after the surgery.
  • No smoking at least 4 weeks before and after surgery as the chemicals in the cigarette affect the oxygen level in blood, resulting in slow healing or infection.
  • Prepare your mind and do not be panic. There will be some swelling and bruising around the wounds and your face will be changed. Wound healing and getting used to new appearance take time. Wearing sunglasses after surgery is recommended.

POST OPERATIVE CARE

  • Avoid eating foods that are hard or require chewing force.
  • Cold compress to reduce any swelling.
  • Drink water using a straw. Avoid drinking or eating foods that are hot or cold.
  • Do not brush you teeth for 1 week. Frequently rinse your mouth with mouth wash, salt water or clean water
  • Apply disinfectant wax to increase the moisture of the lips.
  • Do not drink any alcohol and smoking at least 3 weeks after the surgery.
  • Follow up appointment with a doctor within 1 week after the procedure and 4 weeks to follow up.
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