Last fact-checked: 9 December 2019
Many of us dream about having fuller, plumped-up lips – but are often put off when we see the silly price tag for fillers or, in rarer cases, implants.
Undergoing a lip augmentation in Bangkok, however, can save you money – with a range of surgical and non-surgical options available in the Thai capital that will give you fuller, smoother lips, and also help to minimize signs of aging, such as fine lines around the mouth.
Whether you are staying in Bangkok long or short-term, there are different options available depending on how much time you have. With Medical Departures, you can easily search for quality-checked clinics and practitioners in Bangkok who offer the procedure you want.
Lips become thinner as we age, and some of us have never been blessed with the fashionable fuller lips we’d like. There are a number of ways to plump them up, either on a short-term or permanent basis. If you are thinking of lip augmentation, it is something to consider carefully and it is imperative you choose a surgeon that has a proven track record.
Have reasonable expectations in terms of what you want to achieve. While you may desire lips like Angelina Jolie, they aren’t necessarily going to be the best look for you. Think about the permanent and temporary lip enhancement options and look at the key pros and cons:
Lip Augmentation is the general term applied to procedures than enhance the lips – whether it’s simply to add volume or to change the shape. From simple injections to cosmetic surgery, Bangkok has seen it all and is one of the places to go for expertise in all areas of aesthetics.
That said, you should still take the appropriate steps before you undertake any procedure to ensure your chosen practitioner and clinic are of a high standard. The bottom line is, not all of them are – no matter how professional their company website looks.
You should first find out all you can about the types of procedures available and their suitability for what you require. Obviously, your practitioner will talk through the options in greater detail but it will help a lot if you have an idea of what’s out there. This will also help you to decide what type of practitioner to book an appointment with – you don’t necessarily need a plastic surgeon for lip injections.
Using our site, you can search for the type of service you want and compare facilities, prices and more before you book an appointment. Medical Departures has a verification process that we carry out on clinics/doctors before we list them on the website. Legal and criminal records are checked for malpractice claims, and we corroborate professional memberships and qualifications, as well as patient testimonials, which are listed on the site. We also have people on the ground to visit clinics and provide high-definition photos so you can see what we do, making the decision-making process so much easier.
There are quite a few options for enhancing lips – from volume and plumpness increasers to actually changing the shape and colored area of the lips. What happens during your procedure will depend on what lip augmentation treatment you decide to have done. Sometimes you may require more than one procedure to obtain the look you are after.
Generally speaking, treatments use either injections or surgery.
Injection treatments add volume and can be done by the fat transfer method, (also known as autologous fat transfer or microlipoinjection) where fat from your own body is injected into the lips. The procedure is a three-step process, as described below:
If you are already having surgery or liposuction, then the procedure can be performed under general anaesthetic along with the other procedure. If you are having lip augmentation on its own, then you will likely be given a general anaesthetic. The desired result may take several treatments.
Fillers are also injection treatments used to enhance the lips. They may be comprised of synthetic or natural biocompatible ingredients and brand names such as Restylane or Juvederm are popular. Although results are immediately noticeable, they are temporary, and repeat injections are required to maintain the desired result.
Surgical options for lip enhancement include:
This all depends on what procedure you are having carried out. Some injection treatments have minimal downtime and can be carried out in a lunchtime. Surgery will take a little longer, but most people will be able to fly home and return to work in a few days following the procedure.
It is advisable that you get any sightseeing in Bangkok out of the way before any cosmetic surgery, although light activities are an option after a few day's rest following lip augmentation.
Obviously, the prices vary widely, depending on whether you have surgery or a non-surgical procedure. However, generally lip augmentation in Bangkok costs around 50% less than it does in Australia.
To get a better idea of the prices, as well as the quality of our partner clinics in Bangkok offering lip augmentation procedures, take a look at these highly-rated facilities below:
Browse through our clinics and see below for ways to book your free appointment. You can also get in touch with our Customer Care Team if you've any questions about lip augmentation in Bangkok.
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