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Lip augmentation surgery, also known as permanent lip augmentation is a type of cosmetic surgery performed in order to improve the aesthetic appearance

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Coramed Medical Centre

Wrocław, Poland
ESPRAS - European Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
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Poland

Poland or the Republic of Poland is located in Central Europe. It neighbours Germany, The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and Lithuania.

Poland’s countryside is traditional and unspoiled. Tourists can visit museums, churches, rural centres, castles and traditional Polish workshops. Since Poland joined the European Union there was an influx of international travellers coming into the country and discovering its rich cultural, natural and gastronomic heritage. Travellers can indulge in history, architecture, different types of food and nature.

Healthcare

Poland has a reliable state-funded healthcare system. Generally, doctors in Poland are extremely well trained. Soon after Poland entered the European Union, the private healthcare sector thrived and more private clinics and hospitals were opened.

Poland also has plenty of medical universities and university hospitals: The Medical University of Bialystok, The Medical University of Warsaw, The Medical University of Poznan and many others.

Many tourists visit Poland solely for medical care, with dental care and plastic surgery being the preferred choice. Most patients come from the Scandinavian countries, Germany and Belarus but patients from the United Kingdom and United States are also quite common.

Some of the most important cities in Poland are:

Warsaw – The capital of Poland and a thriving business centre
Gdansk – Formerly known as Danzig
Cracow – The Cultural Capital of Poland
Poznan – It is considered to be the birthplace of the Polish nation

Sights to See

Cracow is the Cultural Capital of Poland. It’s also Poland’s historical capital in the middle ages. The old town of Cracow is filled with monuments, churches and traditional Polish buildings. Cracow is also the home to Europe’s largest medieval market place. Cracow’s old town is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Bialowieza National Park is an UNESCO World Heritage Site – it’s a huge area of woodland on the border with Belarus.

Malbork Castle is the biggest red brick Gothic castle in Europe. This is also an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Slowinski National Park is the home to the biggest dunes in Europe. It’s also very close to the Baltic Sea so a trip is well worth it.

The Wieliczka Salt Mine is the oldest enterprise in the world and one of the most beautiful places in Poland. The salt mine has been operational since the 13th century and it has its own Church built entirely out of salt. The salt statues built by the miners themselves are also worth seeing.

Things to Know

● Poland has a temperate climate mostly. Summers are generally quite warm and delightful while winters are rather cold. Polish winters are generally dry and precipitations are a bit rarer than in the summer months.

● Poland’s main airport is Warsaw International Airport (WAW). Tourists can find direct flights to almost any European capital. Intercontinental flights to the US or China are also quite common.

● The official language in Poland is Polish but English, German and French are also popular languages, especially among younger individuals.

● Poland uses the Zloty (PLN) as currency. One Euro is roughly 4.2 PLNs. Tourists are advised not to use the currency exchanges in airports or hotels.

● Poland uses the 230V, 50Hz electrical system fitted with European style plugs but it’s not uncommon to find adapters for British or American style plugs.

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Lip Augmentation

Lip augmentation surgery, also known as permanent lip augmentation is a type of cosmetic surgery performed in order to improve the aesthetic appearance of the lips, through the use of dermal fillers, lip implants and other different types of materials.

Permanent lip augmentation has gained a lot of popularity among patients since the 2000s – newer, more effective techniques and materials have been developed and the procedure itself became more patient friendly.

Lip augmentation options include, but are not limited to:

● Augmentation with fat transfer – The doctor uses fat harvested through liposuction to inject the patient’s lips
● Permanent lip augmentation – Lip implants can improve volume
● Augmentation with dermal fillers – This is the most popular choice for doctors and patients alike - Dermal fillers can improve the shape, structure and the volume of the lips. The effects of this procedure last 6 to 12 months.

The main benefits of using dermal fillers include:

● Less bruising after the procedure is complete
● Results tend to last long, although not necessarily permanent
● Better control over the lip volume
● Injections can be performed gradually, until the desired look is achieved
● Any bumps or lumps in the lips can be dissolved with ease
● Less chance of having an allergic reaction to dermal fillers

Fat injections or lip implants surgery can be performed in order to achieve permanent lip augmentation but these procedures can also have more side effects.

Lip Augmentation Candidates

This procedure is recommended for any individual dissatisfied with the volume, structure or shape of their lips.

Am I Suitable for Lip Augmentation?

Lip augmentation surgery or lip implant surgery is not recommended for patients allergic to lidocaine or to dermal fillers. Patients with an active infection near the lips area should not have this procedure. Patients suffering from lupus, diabetes or blood clotting problems are not good candidates for lip augmentation surgery. Patients need to be in a good general state of health before going in for surgery.

Preparing for Lip Augmentation

Blood thinners, oral supplements and herbal teas need to be avoided at least 2 weeks before the procedure can begin. Patients need to quit smoking at least 2-3 weeks before and after the procedure.

How is Lip Augmentation Performed?

The lip augmentation surgery depends on the technique used. It is mostly done under local anaesthesia with no incision sites, the only exception being fat injection which requires general anaesthesia for the liposuction.

The technique using dermal fillers is the simplest – The patient is first administered local anaesthesia and then the surgeon will begin marking out the areas where the fillers will be injected. A very small needle is then used to inject the dermal fillers into the patient’s lips. The surgeon can also make subtle adjustments as needed.

Lip Augmentation Summary

Anesthesia

Local or General anesthetic

Hospital Stay

Usually no overnight stay is required

Duration of Operation

30 - 60 minutes

Lip Augmentation Recovery

Lipstick or other lip cosmetic products are forbidden for a few days after the lip augmentation surgery. Ice can be applied on the lips in order to reduce swelling and discomfort. Patients need to avoid putting any pressure on the lips for a few days.

Lip Augmentation Risks and Complications

Lip augmentation surgery risks and complications can include:

● Prolonged bruising and swelling
● Asymmetry
● Irregularities and lumps in the lips
● Infection
● Scarring and stiffness
● Allergic reaction to lidocaine or dermal fillers
● Bleeding

Lip Augmentation Side Effects

Lip augmentation surgery side effects can include:

● Swelling
● Itching
● Redness
● Tenderness

Lip Augmentation Success Rates

Lip augmentation reviews set the average treatment success rate at 94%.

Before and After Lip Augmentation

Patients can see results immediately after the procedure is over. The swelling will slowly subside during the first few days after the procedure. Depending on the technique used, patients may be required to have another treatment done in a couple of months.

Lip Augmentation FAQ

- How long does lip augmentation last?
It depends on the technique used. Lip implants can be used for permanent lip augmentation. Lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid fillers usually lasts 6 to 12 months.

- Is it painful?
The procedure itself is not painful, as strong sedatives are administered in the lip region. Some patients may have more sensitive lips than others, so it depends.

- Are there any alternatives to lip augmentation surgery?
Yes, but these alternatives do not provide the same long lasting results as lip augmentation surgery. Lip plumper is a type of cosmetic product that works by irritating the lips and swelling them temporarily. Suction pumps can also be applied on the lips to increase blood pressure and make them appear bigger.