Lip augmentation can make your lips fuller and more shapely. Dr. Michael J. Will performs lip augmentation on patients who want to improve the look of their lips and mouth. Patients have the option of either surgical or non-surgical methods in lip augmentation.
Lip enhancement increases the kissable area of the lips. Ideally, we will also reduce wrinkles around your mouth for a total rejuvenation. Every patient is different; you may require only enhanced lip volume, or you may need reshaping and rejuvenation as well.
Dr. Will’s lip augmentation approach addresses:
- the inner lip
- the lipstick lines
- the outer mouth.
Non-surgical lip enhancements use fillers to make lips more plump and shapely. These days, the most popular lip enhancement techniques use hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane. Lip augmentation can also be performed using collagen injections, fat transfer, or liquid silicone.
Lip Enhancement with Facial Fillers
Aside from fillers like Juvederm or Restylane, other options for lip augmentation include collagen, fat transfer, or liquid silicone.
If you want a lip enhancement with immediate results and no downtime, non-surgical lip augmentation may be right for you. Fillers plump up the lips and provide the full, sexy lips that you desire. Lip enhancement is an excellent choice for women whose lips have gotten thinner with age or for those who were simply born with thin lips.
During your appointment, Dr. Will injects filler into specific areas of the lips. He will take extra care to maintain the natural lines and borders of your lips. Maintaining the natural borders of your lips allows you to have natural-looking plump lips.
Before he performs the injections, Dr. Will may use a numbing cream or dental block to help reduce your discomfort. Your results will depend on the type of filler used. The results of each filler last a different length of time. The results of hyaluronic acid injections last 8-12 months. Following a non-surgical lip augmentation, some patients report minor bruising and swelling, which subsides in a few days.
SURGICAL LIP AUGMENTATION
Although less common, lip implants can provide a more permanent lip augmentation. During surgery, Dr. Will would place a synthetic implant within the lips. These small implants are made of Gore-Tex or other materials.
Surgical lip augmentations can be performed under local or general anesthesia. Dr. Will makes a small incision inside your mouth, where a scar will not show. Through this incision, he is able to place the surgical implant. Once the implant is in place, the incision will be closed.
After your lip augmentation surgery, you may have some swelling and bruising around your lips while they recover. The bruising and swelling typically subside within two weeks of surgery. Once the swelling subsides, you can appreciate the results of your surgical lip augmentation.
Dr. Will provides lip augmentation in his Maryland cosmetic surgery office near Frederick and Urbana MD. Contact us today and learn more about lip augmentation and how we can help you achieve your goals.