You may have always craved for fuller lips, or, as you’ve got older you’ve found your lips have lost their natural plumpness. This, unfortunately, is another unwanted sign of getting older – the collagen and hyaluronic acid which gives our skin its fullness and youthful bloom decreases as we age, and our lips suffer the same problem as our skin – dehydration leading to wrinkles and loss of volume.
The majority of lip enhancement procedures are certainly something you can have quickly and easily in Mexico as many of them are non-surgical, although surgery is always an option if you have more time.
If you’d like to dip a toe in the water, so to speak, of trying cosmetic procedures abroad, but don’t want to take the full surgery plunge, then lip enhancements are a good place to start. You may be on holiday and want to give yourself a little lift before you return home. Or you may be fortunate enough to live near the US-Mexico border, where traveling to Mexico can save you some money. Mexico is blessed with a wide variety of clinics, and destinations to suit all tastes, so you’re sure to be able to find somewhere offering the services you want in a convenient location.
What we will say, is that while saving money is a logical reason for traveling abroad for cosmetic procedures, it should not be your only criteria. Don’t just choose the cheapest – do a little research and make sure you are happy with the facilities and the expertise of the staff. With so many cosmetic procedures being done in a lunch-hour, so-to-speak, it’s easy to forget that they are medical treatments and to assume there are no risks. There are – and you should take reasonable precautions. It's true there are internationally-renowned facilities and medical expertise, but you do need to some homework to make sure you find them.
Booking with Medical Departures can help you minimize your risks because we pre-check our clinics, ensuring they meet certain standards, which generally means their services are reliable. It’s important to remember that no medical procedure can ever be guaranteed completely – our bodies are all individual and may react differently – but at least choosing a good clinic gives you a head start.
We use real patient testimonials, visit clinics personally and confirm professional memberships and staff qualifications, as well as checking for any legal or criminal proceedings. If we’re not happy, we don’t list – and you can read through all the clinic and practitioner information for free, on our website.
Lip enhancement procedures can roughly be divided into surgical and non-surgical treatments, and it is possible to have a combination to achieve the desired result. They can also be permanent or temporary, and this is something you should consider carefully before you decide to go ahead, especially with permanent treatments, which are very difficult to reverse if you are not happy with the results.
Injections used for facial fillers can sometimes be used for lip enhancements. Restylane and Juvederm are two of the most popular brands. They can be injected in a matter of moments, provide instant results and last for around 3 months, after which you can have the procedure repeated.
This is where fat removed from one part of your body is re-injected into the lips (after it has been processed and cleansed). This is usually performed if you are having liposuction on another part of your body, and requires two procedures – the liposuction and the injection into your lips.
Surgery is a permanent solution and includes:
Incisions are made inside the mouth to place fat-grafts taken from deeper skin layers.
Incisions are made in the corners of the mouth to insert synthetic or natural implants.
This pulls the top lift upwards by making an incision under the nose, removing excess skin and pulling the remaining skin upwards and stitching in place. A similar procedure can correct a downward-turning mouth, but by making small incisions at corners of the mouth.
A think strip of skin from all around the colored part of the lips is removed with a scalpel, and the lips stretched to meet the remaining skin and sutured. This increases the lip size and scarring is hidden by the natural lip edge.
This really depends on what procedure you have done. Surgery obviously has a longer downtime than the injection procedures, but still only a couple of days before you feel better, and maybe another few for any swelling and bruising to subside. Injections with fillers have virtually no downtime – apart from a little stinging, redness and swelling for a few hours – but most people find these aren’t bad enough to stop them carrying on with their normal activities.
Lip enhancement in Mexico is generally much less expensive than in the United States, but it really depends on what procedure you decide to have done. As an example, a lip lift in Mexico can be as little as $1,000, compared to between $3 – 4,0000 in the United States. Fillers cost much less.
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