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Advantages and disadvantages for using cannula needle for lip augmentation?

Cosmetic Treatments QuestionsCategory: Lip AugmentationAdvantages and disadvantages for using cannula needle for lip augmentation?
A patient asked 5 years ago
Hi, I’ve had 2 lip injections done previously using normal needles and I had a lot of swelling and bruising and I’m thinking of finding a clinic that uses cannula needle. But before that, can you tell me the advantages and disadvantages of using cannula needles for lips? Thanks.
1 Answers
Dr. Elham Jafari Staff answered 5 years ago

Lip Augmentation with Cannula

Hi and thank you for sharing your question! I use cannula for most filler injections and I really cannot see a disadvantage in using it for lip injection. Fewer entry points, less risk of damaging blood vessels and other sensitive structures, more control and more precise injection of the filler, improved results, and reduced bruising and swelling are among the advantages. The only disadvantage I can think of is that not all doctors use cannulas for filler injection and it might be hard to find a highly experienced cannula injector in some area. At my practice, I use cannula whenever possible and my patient never have to pay extra for that. I hope it helps and good luck!


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