After Getting Lip Implants
In the excitement of your lip augmentation procedure, it can be easy to forget that your recovery is just as important as the surgery itself when it comes to reaching your ideal results. Taking care of your body as you heal from surgery is an important aspect of your overall experience and in creating a natural-looking outcome.
Request a consultation to meet with Dr. Joseph J. Castellano and learn more about what to expect both before and after getting lip implants. A Tampa Bay native, Dr. Castellano is well-known as one of the best cosmetic surgeons and lip enhancement specialists in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area.
What to Expect after Surgery
During your initial consultation with Dr. Castellano, he’ll explain what you can expect during the recovery process. However, it’s common for people to forget that the recovery is a critical step in developing your results.
Immediately after your surgery, you can expect one or more of the following:
Any discomfort resulting from lip augmentation is usually mild and few people require a prescription medication to feel comfortable. However, if you’ve combined your lip implant procedures with other facial or body surgeries, Dr. Castellano can prescribe you something to help manage any pain. Dr. Castellano’s staff will schedule your first follow-up appointment and provide a detailed explanation of post-operative instructions.
What to Expect during Recovery
Each person’s recovery process is a bit different and yours will depend on the size of implants, whether one or both lips were augmented and how your body responds to surgery. In general, you can expect your recovery after getting lip implants to follow a rough timeline:
Because your body will continue to respond to age, lifestyle and other variables, this guide does not encompass every stage of recovery. However, you can expect your lip implants to be long-lasting so you can enjoy your new look for many years to come. The best way to ensure an optimal outcome is to plan your experience as thoroughly as possible, including your recovery and what to expect before lip augmentation.