Lip Augmentation Candidates
Prior to surgery, Dr. Tansavatdi closely examines each patient to determine how much lip plumping is necessary to achieve excellent yet natural results. She will also examine the existing shape of the lips to determine if the graft needs to be tailored in certain areas for more or less enhancement. She then determines the size and shape of the tissue grafts, which also depend on the patient’s own aesthetic desires. Before coming to Dr. Tansavatdi, patients often have already had hyaluronic acid filler injections to the lips. These filler injections can distort the natural anatomy of the lips and cause an inaccurate assessment of the size of the graft that is needed particularly as the filler may dissolve months to years after the surgery is complete. Thus, Dr. Tansavatdi will require you to obtain your filler records and provide photographs of your lips without fillers so she can better assess the size and shape of the graft that will be needed to achieve your desired outcome. She will also recommend dissolving the fillers with a special injection prior to surgery by several weeks. Lip augmentation candidates must also be in good general health. Pre-operative testing and medical history screening helps Dr. Tansavatdi determine each patient’s candidacy for this procedure.