Lip Augmentation

Lip Augmentation

For centuries, a woman's lips have been viewed as a sign of her sensuality. More recently, the entertainment and fashion industry have brought the lips back into the forefront of fashion. Look around. It seems that luscious lips are everywhere.

Sensual lips are a key element of almost every photo in every fashion magazine. Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with a pair of naturally beautiful lips. The few who are don't get to keep them without a little help. Over time the sun, the elements, smoking and the aging process take their toll. The corners of the mouth begin to droop. The V-shaped area of the upper lip known as Cupid's Bow begins to flatten out and lose its youthful fullness. Vertical wrinkles or Smoker's Lines begin to appear, causing your lipstick to bleed. That once sensual look is gone or greatly diminished.

We specialize in natural injectable fillers for lip augmentation so that aging lips can be rejuvenated and less full lips can be enhanced.

As we age, our lips lose their pretty pout. Lip augmentation can restore lost volume and plump up lips that have thinned from aging. When done with accuracy, this type of procedure can lead to amazing and rejuvenating effects.

What are my treatment options?
Lip enhancement and rejuvenation are two of the most frequently requested cosmetic procedures. All of these fillers are soft, pliable, and have a natural feel.

Which product is right for you?
Each of these products has different properties that result in variances in the length of time the product lasts in your lips. These same properties also lend themselves to physician preferences. During your consultation your doctor will help you choose the correct product to achieve your desired results.

Injectable lip enhancement
In the eighties and nineties, collagen was the injectable of choice for lip enhancement. Although collagen is still very popular, it is not your only option. Today, there is a long list of products used to replenish and enhance lips.

Soft tissue fillers
Some of the most popular soft tissue fillers include, but are not limited to, the following injectables: Juvederm, Restylane and Perlane. new fillers seem to be introduced almost monthly.

Additional procedures are available and can be discussed at the time of your consultation.

What is recovery like?
After our doctor performs lip augmentation with one of our injectable products, your lips remain swollen for a few hours only. You may return to normal activities the same day. Touch-up treatments may be necessary.

When implants are used for lip augmentation, discomfort is minimal. Small stitches may be used to close the implant site. These stitches will be removed in a few days. Some swelling may last up to a week. Elevating your head and applying cold compresses during the first 24 hours will help keep this to a minimum. Postoperative discomfort can be controlled with medication. Chewing food and brushing your teeth may be a little uncomfortable for a few days. There may be some bruising which can be covered with make-up.

Generally, patients experience a slightly longer recovery period after laser lip rejuvenation. Most of the healing occurs during the first one or two weeks. During this time the treated areas must be kept moist. Postoperative discomfort can be controlled with medication. The initial redness fades to a light pink.

What is the best lip implant or procedure for me? Which do you recommend?
This is a choice only you can make as many factors are involved.

  • 1. Remember to think ahead, and go for what is safe and proven - not some whim. The choice is yours and you must make it.
  • 2. Price may be an issue for you. But remember, doctors offer deals to those patients they are practicing on with a newer product. Be careful about this.
  • 3. The material or product that you may want may not be available. New and improved products are developed all the time, it is only a matter of waiting for that material.

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