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There are many lip enhancement procedures that help restore volume and smoothen out lines around the mouth. Lip enhancement can help give you plump, natural looking lips. Most often, lip enhancement is accomplished with Facial fillers. While lip implants are an option, most cosmetic surgeons use minimally invasive techniques to ensure that their patients obtain a natural look. The results from these treatments last more than a year.
Why Get Lip Enhancements?
If you think your lips are too thin or lines are beginning to appear around your mouth and lips, current treatments can address the problem. Lip enhancement can help make the lips look fuller, reduce vertical lines in the lips and the corners of the mouth, and give your lips a more sensual look that you can carry with confidence.
Lip Enhancement Treatment Options
Before undergoing lip enhancement, it’s important that you schedule a consultation with Rush Facial Plastic Surgery to find out how we can help you with your issue. We will analyze the look of your lips and discuss treatment options that can help.
Dermal fillers, which include Restylane, and other hyaluronic acid-based products, are a popular choice. This is a temporary fix, but the results are completely natural. The entire process takes less than 30 minutes with little downtime. Results are immediately evident.
Fat injections are another method used for lip enhancement. Fat from a patient’s body is harvested and used as a filler. This process involves liposuction and must be performed by a skilled cosmetic surgeon. The augmentation process is long-lasting and offers very natural results. No incisions to the lips are needed and the risk of allergies is exceptionally low.
Lip enhancement with fillers should be done carefully to maintain a natural appearance to the lips. It is important to find a provider well trained in facial procedures to avoid some pitfalls of overfilled or unnatural appearing lips.
With aging, the upper lip can start to appear longer and the red lip thinner. In some cases, a procedure such as a lip lift can return the lip to a more full and youthful appearance.
Who is a good candidate for lip filler?
Anyone! Lip enhancement can be customized to fit the needs of each individual patient. A slightly fuller, pouty lip can complement many different facial types. We’ll perform an initial examination of your lips and ask about your medical history to help determine if lip enhancement is right for you.
When should I see a result?
Results are immediate with lip filler. It is important to remember that there can be some lip swelling and even bruising that may require 3-4 days after your filler before an important event.
How long does lip enhancement last?
Most lip fillers are made of hyaluronic acid which is naturally broken-down by your body over 6-18 months.
Can I try lip enhancement with thin lips without looking different?
Yes. Often, patients will try a small amount to assess the effect and return for more to avoid a large dramatic change in lip size.