About The Procedure
Are you dissatisfied with the shape and plumpness of your lips? Many desire full and well-defined lips yet are unable to find success with over-the-counter lip plumping balms or at-home remedies.
Lip augmentation is a straightforward process, but we may go about your treatment in a unique way. There are several techniques that can be used to make the lips more aesthetically pleasing. These include injections of dermal fillers, Botox injections, and fat injections.
Dermal fillers are commonly used to enhance the lips. The treatment is simple, convenient, and comfortable. In this technique, your provider will consult with you about your desired outcome. They will evaluate your lips and discuss the areas that can be treated to achieve your goals. Many dermal fillers used for lip augmentation contain lidocaine so there is no need to sit for thirty or more minutes with numbing cream on your skin. This treatment takes just a few minutes of careful injections into the precise areas to plump and shape your lips.
Botox injections may be used in conjunction with dermal fillers, depending on your goals. Recently, skilled injectors have turned to Botox to improve the shape of the upper lip. Injecting this neuromodulator into the muscle above the upper lip causes a slight upward "flip" that reveals more of the red, fleshy tissue. This may be a great option for treating a naturally thin or deflated upper lip.
Both dermal fillers and Botox can be used around the mouth to treat concerns like dimples, downturned corners of the mouth, and fine lines. When dermal fillers are injected, you can enjoy immediate results.
If you want your lip augmentation to last as long as possible, you might consider fat injections an ideal treatment. This procedure will involve some amount of local anesthetic in at least one area. To begin, your provider will obtain fat cells from an area of your body using a conservative liposuction technique. If you are interested in body sculpting, the full liposuction procedure can be performed, and we will harvest some of your fat to use for facial rejuvenation like lip augmentation. The fat cells that are removed from your body are spun in a special machine to separate out pure fat from other fluids. These cells are then injected similarly to dermal fillers. The process takes slightly longer, and your lips may look noticeably full for a few days. Some of the injected fat is expected to absorb, which will result in some degree of deflation. Your provider will inject fat in a way that, regardless of absorption, can achieve beautiful results that last for many years.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Lip Augmentation?
If you’re self-conscious about the thinness of your lips then lip augmentation could be right for you. Contact us at Signature Plastic Surgery, and receive the gratifying results you’ve been searching for. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Himansu Shah, M.D., F.A.C.S., applies his knowledge and capability to each patient to meet and exceed their needs and goals.
Nearly every adult can be a good candidate for lip augmentation simply because we now have so many ways to improve the appearance of this facial feature! If you are in good health and, after your consultation with the doctor, you understand the outcome that is possible and you have realistic expectations of that outcome, you're likely a great candidate for one or more of our treatment options.
Do Lips Age?
Many individuals find that as they age, the once full appearance of their lips steadily declines. An abundance of collagen, a protein that cushions and strengthens the body’s soft tissue, is needed to give lips a shapely appearance.
Reasons Why Lips Thin With Age
One of the few causes of thinning lips can be due to the fact that as you age your body naturally begins to produce less collagen. Over time, this can cause your lips to thin out noticeably and develop unwanted wrinkles. Dr. Shah regularly performs lip augmenting procedures at our Las Vegas cosmetic surgery practice, and will work carefully to help your lips retain a youthful, healthy look.
How Long Will the Results of My Lip Augmentation Last?
The results of lip augmentation are generally long-lasting. The shortest amount of time that the effects last is three to four months. This duration is related to Botox, which is sometimes used to enhance the shape of the upper lip or to correct downturned corners of the mouth. If you choose lip augmentation using dermal fillers, your results may last 12 to 18 months. If you undergo fat injections to add more volume to your lips, your results may last indefinitely, though the signs of aging may at some point result in fine lines or wrinkles around your mouth.
Will the Results of My Lip Augmentation Look Natural
Lip enhancement is designed to look completely natural. We know this may be hard to believe due to the exaggerated lips you may sometimes see on various celebrities. Those cases are an exception to the rule. When you meet with Dr. Shah or an experienced member of our team for lip enhancement, they will carefully evaluate your lips and discuss the areas that could use more volume, definition, or shape. Your treatment is developed in a way to make your lips stand out in a natural, harmonious way.
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Maintaining an aesthetically pleasing appearance through cosmetic procedures can be a difficult step for many patients, and it helps to have the support and assurance of an experienced plastic surgeon. Even non-invasive lip enhancement procedures require thought and careful consideration.
Dr. Shah makes it a point to develop a strong understanding of exactly what each patient wants and the best treatment options available to that individual. Through his talent, you’ll be confident or smiling comfortably.