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Alloderm Lip Augmentation

Alloderm lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that uses a unique biomedical material to greatly enhance the volume and appearance of the lips. Alloderm lip augmentation is made possible because of the technology created by a biomedical company in California called LifeCell Corporation. Alloderm lip augmentation materials were approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1993. This procedure has been safely performed on thousands of patients who seek fuller more youthful lips.

A good candidate for Alloderm lip augmentation is a person who is emotionally and physically healthy and has a realistic understanding of what to expect before, during, and after this procedure. People with small, asymmetrical, drooping, wrinkling, or very pale lips and people with reconstructive needs may be good candidates for Alloderm lip augmentation. Patients who are interested in this procedure should speak with a qualified cosmetic surgeon about their full medical history, recent and current medications, and all other pertinent information before deciding if Alloderm lip augmentation is right for them.

Alloderm lip augmentation is performed by using a biomaterial produced from tissues donated from human cadavers. A thin layer of skin tissues is taken from a human cadaver and medically manipulated so that all that remains is the collagen/protein framework. There is no risk of contracting any type of disease or other health problem from this tissue. A patient's body will also not reject the tissue used in Alloderm lip augmentation.

Alloderm lip augmentation is a technique that is usually performed on an outpatient basis under a general or local anesthesia. The average cost of Alloderm lip augmentation surgery ranges between one thousand and two thousand dollars. After the procedure a patient might experience some swelling, redness, or general discomfort. Major recovery is achieved in the first two weeks. Infection and rejection is very rare in Alloderm lip augmentation procedures. Alloderm lip augmentation results can last anywhere between two to five years or longer depending on the surgery and the patient.

There are a variety of benefits associated with Alloderm lip augmentation. Because Alloderm lip augmentation uses human tissues that don't have to be extracted from the patient's own body, there is only one area that will require healing rather than two. Alloderm lip augmentation results in a soft supple boost to the volume and size of the lips. Alloderm lip augmentation surgery is also associated with fast and complete healing and superior functional and reconstructive outcomes.

If you are interested in finding out if you are a good candidate for Alloderm lip augmentation surgery or wish to learn more about this cosmetic procedure, please contact us to consult with a qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeon in your area.