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Lip Augmentation With Top Injection Specialists at Lickstein Plastic Surgery

Full lips are a universal sign of beauty and signal not only sensuality, but youth and vitality. Research indicates that there is a golden ratio when it comes to facial features, and women with large and full lips are more attractive than women with narrow and thin lips.1 If you dislike the shape and size of your lips, lip augmentation can deliver the well-defined, plump, and sensuous pout that you’ve always dreamed of. The top injection specialists at Lickstein Plastic Surgery in Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter, Florida offer a variety of lip augmentation procedures, including injectable fillers and fat injections for customized natural-looking lip enhancements.

Benefits of Lip Augmentation With Injectable Filler

  • Delivers fuller, plumper, natural-looking lips
  • A more more well-defined cupid’s bow
  • Balances out facial features
  • Increases self-confidence
  • Offers a healthier, more youthful appearance
  • A natural-looking appearance
  • Injectable fillers are a non-surgical procedure with no downtime
  • Gradual progression allows you to build up to the perfect size and shape

Benefits of Lip Augmentation With
Fat Transfer

  • Uses your body’s own fat for completely natural lip enhancement
  • Delivers fuller, plumper, natural-looking lips
  • A more more well-defined cupid’s bow
  • Balances out facial features
  • Increases self-confidence
  • Offers a healthier, more youthful appearance
  • In-office procedure performed with local anesthesia

What to Expect During Your Lip Augmentation
(Injectable Filler) Procedure

Lip filler augmentation is a quick in-office procedure. During your treatment, a lip injection specialist will inject a dermal filler into the upper and lower lips. Depending on your aesthetic goals and treatment plan, there are several different types of lip fillers including Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, and Voluma. During your consultation, your specialist will discuss your needs and determine which dermal filler is best for you, as well as assess your lips and overall facial symmetry.

Your lip filler augmentation procedure will take approximately fifteen to thirty minutes, and you can expect to go home or back to work directly following the procedure. Since most lip fillers only last up to eight months, lip augmentation with dermal fillers is a semi-permanent solution and will require annual or bi-annual maintenance.

What to Expect During Your Lip Augmentation
(Fat Transfer) Procedure

Lip augmentation with fat transfer (autologous lip augmentation) is also a quick in-office procedure done under local anesthesia. This procedure uses your own harvested tissue to enhance the volume and shape.

During your fat transfer procedure, fat will be harvested from your body (usually the abdomen or inner thigh), purified, and then transferred into your lips. Your fat transfer lip augmentation procedure will take approximately 60 to 90 minutes, and you can expect to go home immediately following the procedure. Lip augmentation with fat transfer is a semi-permanent procedure and lips can stay plump for five years or more.

Preparing for Your Lip Augmentation Procedure

During your consultation, your lip augmentation specialist will give you instructions to help you prepare for your treatment. These will include the following:

  1. Don’t take blood thinners seven days prior to your lip augmentation procedure as they increase the likelihood of bruising.
  2. Don’t drink alcohol 24 hours prior to your lip augmentation procedure to minimize bleeding and bruising
  3. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water to improve your body’s natural ability to heal

Lip Augmentation Recovery

When it comes to lip augmentation with injectable dermal fillers or fat transfer, there is minimal
pain and discomfort and patients can expect to go home immediately following their procedure
and resume normal activities that day. Some patients experience some redness and swelling at
the injection site that can last up to one week but subside daily.

Follow-up care instructions include:

  • Take Arnica tablets to minimize any swelling and bruising.
  • Don’t massage your lips as it risks moving the newly injected filler or fat around, causing
    undesirable results.
  • Don’t exercise for at least 24 hours following your treatment as we recommend avoiding
    activities that increase blood flow to your face in an effort to decrease inflammation.
  • Wait to apply heat to the injected area until any swelling has subsided.
  • Don’t drink for 12 hours following your procedure.

Lip Augmentation Results

Lips augmented with dermal fillers and fat transfer will have increased volume, more pleasing shape, and better definition of the cupid’s bow (the double curve in the center of the upper lip) and vermillion border (the demarcation between the natural lip and the adjacent skin).
 

Am I A Candidate For Lip Augmentation?

Genetic factors and aging can cause a variety of concerns around the lips, such lips that appear thin, flat or lacking volume.

If you are bothered by any of these conditions, or if you want to improve the shape and definition of your lips, you may be a good candidate for lip augmentation with dermal fillers or fat transfer. During your consultation, take the opportunity to inform your practitioner about any oral conditions or a tendency to experience lesions such as cold sores near the lips area.

Frequently Asked Questions About Lip Augmentation

Where will my lip augmentation be performed?
Your lip augmentation procedure will take place on-site at the Lickstein Plastic Surgery center in Palm Beach Gardens or Jupiter, FL. Your injection specialist will see you and perform your treatment in one of our luxury consultation rooms.
Is lip augmentation with dermal fillers safe?
Lip augmentation with dermal fillers is considered safe, and severe complications are uncommon.2
How much does lip augmentation cost?
Every patient is unique and therefore has a customized treatment plan. For specific information on pricing lip augmentation with dermal fillers or fat transfer, please schedule or virtual or in-person consultation.
Are there any risks or side effects from lip augmentation?
Your lip augmentation specialist will go over all possible risks and side effects during your consultation. However rare,2 some patients experience redness, bleeding and bruising at the injection site, lumps, and surface palpability of filler.

Contact Us for Lip Augmentation
In Palm Beach Gardens & Jupiter, FL

Please call our offices in Palm Beach Gardens or Jupiter, Florida at 561-220-4475 to set up your consultation and find out how you can benefit from lip augmentation.

References
 
1 NCBI, PubMed. New “Golden” Ratios for Facial Beauty. Available at:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2814183/

2 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. What are the risks of dermal fillers? Available at: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/dermal-fillers/safety

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