Lip Rejuvenation: regaining its natural shape

Written by: Dra. Alicia Milotich Goberna
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The lips are part of the balance of the lower facial third. According to experts in aesthetic medicine , over time the lips change losing their shape and volume, due to various internal and external factors.

Causes of loss of lip shape

Among the internal factors is the atrophy and loss of tonicity of the orbicularis of the lips, causing the lip to lose its convex and oblique form becoming more vertical. The cutaneous, mucosal and bone portions also undergo changes. External factors that accelerate lip aging are tobacco, sun exposure, etc.

Treatment to recover the volume of the lips

At present there are treatments that allow the recovery of smoothness, volume and lip shape according to the needs of each patient.

The treatment consists in injecting hyaluronic acid both in the peribucal region to improve the skin and peribuctal wrinkles, while also outlining and defining the filtrum and cupid bow.

For patients who want to increase, projecting the lip or simply recovering the lost volume is injected the lip mucosa always respecting the physical features of each patient so that the final result is natural.

Treatment results

There are no risks or side effects if the person performing the treatment is a trained professional with a thorough knowledge of the labial and perioral anatomy. The most common adverse effects are inflammation, redness, edema that disappears between 24 and 72 hours and the hematoma that lasts between 5 and 7 days.

The procedure is performed under local anesthesia for patient comfort. After the treatment the patient can do normal life, it is advised not to take the sun while the inflammation lasts or in the event of any bruising.

The duration of treatment will depend on the patient and the type of hyaluronic acid injected but on average the duration is usually six months to a year.

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Dra. Alicia Milotich Goberna

By Dra. Alicia Milotich Goberna
Aesthetic Medicine

Dr. Milotich Goberna is a reputed expert in Aesthetic Medicine. Currently he serves as head of the Unit of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery Dr. Salvador Rodríguez-Camps Devís University Hospital Casa de Salud de Valencia. He graduated in Medicine and Surgery in 1985 from the University of Buenos Aires. It is also Master in Aesthetic Medicine. He combines his dedication to aesthetic medicine to teaching, conducting training courses training in facial rejuvenation professionals from national and international medicine, as well as the Q-Med Academy of Paris and as Ambassador Galderma. He has participated as a speaker at numerous conferences and national and international Master Classes. He is also author of "Aesthetic Medicine Therapeutic Approach".

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