What is Lip Filler

Lip filling is an aesthetic procedure performed to correct the shape of the lips, determine their contour and increase their fullness. Injectable “dermal filler” is the most commonly applied lip filler method today. Again, the most preferred filling material is “hyaluronic acid” filling materials, which are also found in the natural structure of the body. In addition, autologous fat cells obtained from a person’s own body can also be injected. After the hyaluronic acid filler material is injected, the gel in the filler supports and shapes the tissues of the lips. There are many reasons why hyaluronic acid filler materials are preferred: firstly, the amount of injected substance can be controlled. For this reason, the doctor can better control how much lip volume is created. Injections can be gradually increased until the desired results are achieved. Problems such as clumping on the lips do not occur. There is less bruising and swelling compared to other dermal fillers. The results are quite long-lasting. But it is not permanent. The risk of allergies is low.

How is lip filler application done?

Injectable lip filler techniques are performed with a quick operation that takes an average of 15-20 minutes. Fat injection takes longer. Because the procedure also requires liposuction to remove fat from another part of the body. Before the injection procedure, a topical or local numbing agent may be applied to reduce the sensation. After the areas to be injected are carefully marked according to the desired shape and volume to be obtained, the filler material is injected into the lips with very fine-tipped needles. Following the injection, a cold compress can be applied without applying any pressure to the area to relieve discomfort and control swelling. It is recommended to avoid lipstick or other lip products immediately after the procedure. In lip filler, the shape appears immediately. The lips can be moved in a natural way.

In which cases is lip filler preferred?

In addition to being an indicator of youth and health, full lips seriously affect the overall face shape aesthetically. The natural lip structure is preferred by people who have excessively thin, asymmetrical or lips that have lost volume and shape due to aging. In addition, people who care about their aesthetic appearance and want to have fuller lips can also benefit from lip filler. Thus, they can have a more aesthetic, energetic and youthful appearance.

How long is the period of permanence?

Depending on the type of material used, it can last between 6 months and 1 year. This period also varies according to the time it takes for a person to absorb hyaluronic acid material. When the lips start to lose their volume and shape, the injection process should be repeated according to the person’s request.

What is the most suitable age for lip filler?

The most suitable age range for lip filler varies according to the needs of the person. For people whose natural lip structure is extremely thin, it can be started after adulthood. However, if it is being done due to volume and shape loss due to aging, it can be started from the age of 40. Lip filler can be applied for any age group with good general health.

Are there any risks of reactions and side effects?

The side effects of hyaluronic acid fillers are temporary and may last only a few days depending on the sensitivity of the person’s skin structure. On the first day, redness, tenderness, slight bleeding, rarely swelling and bruising may be observed at the injection sites. It can be closed the next day with a light makeup. Since hyaluronic acid fillers are made from substances similar to those found in the body, they are unlikely to cause an allergic reaction.

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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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