Lip Augmentation (cont.)
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Lip Implants and Surgeries
You will most likely receive local anesthesia if you get a lip implant or have lip augmentation surgery. A procedure can take up to two hours at your doctor's office or outpatient center, depending on the complexity, and you will be sent home the same day.
Here are the options:
Your surgeon may also be able to make an incision along the upper line of your lip.
How Long Will Recovery Take After Lip Augmentation?
It's important that you have someone with you who can drive you home after a lip augmentation procedure.
If you are having surgical implants or grafts, your recovery can take up to two weeks after the surgery.
It's important that you know yourself. Discuss how much time you think you'll need for recovery with your doctor. It may be necessary to take some time off work. You will need at least three days off from work, at minimum. If you are physically active, you will not be able to exercise for a few days after injections and perhaps for a few weeks after surgical implants.
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