Barcode Lip Lines
The ‘barcode’ lines, also formally known ‘perioral’ lip lines, (‘peri’ means ‘around’ and ‘oral’ means ‘relating to the mouth’), are the thin, fine vertical lines that run perpendicularly to the upper lip, in the peribuccal area. These lip lines are also called ‘smoker’s lines’, and smokers are more prone to develop them due to the muscle movement when smoking.
Porioral Lip Lines
Dr. Ferrando would normally treat them by injecting hyaluronic acid in one or more sessions depending on the severity of the lines. In order to keep the result looking natural, he will smooth the wrinkles as much as possible, without adding volume to the lip so, the appearance of the person undergoing the treatment, will stay the same.
Small units of Botox can also be used to reduce the lines. This procedure can cause a slight temporary inflammation, that will go down in 24-48 hours, and it could also occasionally cause some bruising. To keep the swelling and bruising to the minimum, Dr. Ferrando would normally recommend the application of ice, as post treatment care.
He would also recommend not to drink alcohol and not to exercise the day of the treatment, to avoid increasing the flow of blood to the treated area.
Your consultation for plastic surgery with Mr Ferrando is an important step in the process of considering and undergoing cosmetic or reconstructive procedures.
This initial meeting allows the patient and surgeon to discuss goals, expectations, and potential outcomes, as well as evaluate the patient’s eligibility for the desired procedure. It will be an opportunity to ask questions or clarify any concerns that you may have. You will look at the “before and after” images of previous patients and get further information you need to make a decision.
Mr Ferrando will review your medical history and conduct a physical exam. He will then discuss all options suitable for you and explain each stage of the procedure or treatment. The exact procedure depends on the anatomy of the patient.
Our team believes that a well-informed, comfortable patient is one of the most important elements of the process. Whether you move forward with surgery or simply learn more, Dr Ferrando is looking forward to meeting you!
To keep the swelling and bruising to the minimum, Dr. Ferrando would normally recommend the application of ice, as post treatment care.
Risks and Side Effects
All surgeries carry certain risks and even though they are rare you should be aware of them before making your decision. Mr Ferrando will talk you through any possible risks and side effects at his consultations as they will vary depending on the patient’s anatomy, age, physical condition and lifestyle.
During his procedures and treatments, he does everything possible to minimise the risk of complications by practicing a meticulously detailed approach and applying his world-class training background.
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This initial contact allows the patient and surgeon to discuss goals, expectations, and potential outcomes, as well as evaluate the patient’s eligibility for the desired procedure.
It will be an opportunity to ask questions or clarify any concerns that you may have and get further information you need to make a decision.