Attention is always on the lips as we speak, kiss, eat, pout, smile, and show a wide range of other emotions. Thin, undefined lips can detract from a person’s attractiveness, while lips that are plump and vivacious can enhance it.
Luckily, full beautiful lips are no longer only attainable by the luck of the draw. If genetics did not supply them, injectable fillers can.
Filler agents, such as Restylane, can erase fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, as well as add volume and raise drooping corners of the lips. There are many products available at our practice to meet our patients’ needs.
Beautiful, Full Lips
Lip augmentation, like all cosmetic procedures, is customized to match the patient’s own unique facial features. The goal is to create beautiful lips that complement and are in balance with the rest of the face. Candidates for lip augmentation are those that have lips that are too thin, have a poorly defined shape, or upper and lower lips that are disproportionate. Ideally, the top lip is about 40% of the total height of the lips and the lower lip is 60%. No skill with lipstick and lip liners will be needed any longer to create the illusion of naturally alluring lips.
Quick, In-Office Procedure
The total length of the in-office procedure can take less than an hour. A topical anesthesia can be given if necessary. A very thin needle injects the filling agent being used into the lips and surrounding area based on predetermined locations that the doctor has deemed to be the best to achieve the desired results. The outcome is immediately noticeable.
Long Lasting Effects
Lip augmentation has long lasting effects; nearly 6 months. After that period, more filler can be added to continue your rejuvenated appearance. Following treatment, patients may experience some degree of swelling, redness, and discomfort. These side effects are temporary and typically very mild. Cold compresses and avoidance of intense heat will be able to help control swelling and sensitivity.
What is a Lip Augmentation?
Lip Augmentation is a cosmetic procedure designed to add or restore fullness and healthy contour to the lips. Depending on the exact technique used, the results from Lip Augmentation may be temporary or long lasting.
What types of Lip Augmentation are available?
There are several different techniques for Lip Augmentation. Which one will provide the most satisfactory results will depend on each patient’s individual needs and wants. The methods include:
- Collagen: One of the natural building blocks of the skin, Collagen, is applied with a thin needle to provide a soft contour to the lips. The benefits will last between three and six months.
- Juvederm: Juvederm is a Dermal Filler, applied through tiny injections; used to plump the lips and encourage natural Collagen production. The results are immediately noticeable, and will last for up to 12 months.
- Fat Transfer: A Fat Transfer utilizes fatty tissue from a donor site, injected with a small needle, into the lips for immediate and permanent results.
- Implants: A soft, pliable silicone material can be inserted into the upper/lower lip; used to enhance their shape and size. Lip Implants require a longer recovery than other enhancement procedures, but the results are permanent.
Who is a good candidate for the Lip Augmentation?
A healthy man or woman, looking to enhance the appearance of the lips, can make an ideal candidate for Lip Augmentation.
Where is the Lip Augmentation performed?
Dr. Kessler performs his Lip Augmentation procedure in his office.
What type of anesthesia is used during the Lip Augmentation?
Depending on the exact Lip Augmentation procedure, a topical anesthetic or local anesthetic will be used.
How long is the Lip Augmentation procedure?
The length of a Lip Augmentation procedure will range between 30 minutes to two hours, depending the exact technique used.
What can I expect from Lip Augmentation recovery?
Some swelling and bruising may occasionally occur after a Lip Augmentation procedure; although these will quickly diminish.
When can I return to work after my Lip Augmentation?
Patients will generally feel well enough tore turn to work the same afternoon as their Lip Augmentation. Patients receiving Implants may require a few days at home, before returning to their normal routine.
Will there be scarring after the Lip Augmentation?
Scarring is rare after Lip Augmentation.
What are the risks of Lip Augmentation?
A Lip Augmentation at Kessler Plastic Surgery has the rare chance for complications. Should they occur, complications may include infection, excessive bleeding, asymmetry, and ulceration.
Can I finance my Lip Augmentation?
Kessler Plastic Surgery accepts a wide variety of payments: cash, major credit cards, and healthcare financing. If you are interested in financing your procedure, go to CareCredit.com for immediate approval.