Lip Filler in Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, and Port St. Lucie
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. If you dislike the shape and size of your lips, lip augmentation with a dermal filler can deliver the well-defined, plump, and sensuous pout that you’ve always dreamed of. The top injection specialists at Lickstein Plastic Surgery serving Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Port St. Lucie, Tequesta, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, and Wellington, Florida offer expert lip augmentation procedures with injectable fillers for customized natural-looking lip enhancements.
Lip fillers, also known as dermal fillers when used in other parts of the face, are substances designed to be injected beneath the skin surface to restore lost volume, smooth out lines and wrinkles, and enhance the natural contours of the lips. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers are the most popular type of lip fillers today. HA is a substance found naturally in the body, and when injected into the lips, these fillers add volume, enhance shape, and can even smooth out fine lines around the mouth. Popular brands include Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, and Voluma.
Benefits of Lip Augmentation With Injectable Filler
The numerous benefits of lip fillers encompass both aesthetic enhancements and boosts in self-confidence, as highlighted below:
Delivers fuller, plumper, natural-looking lips
A more well-defined cupid’s bow
Balances out facial features
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
Candidates For Lip Filler
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. During your consultation, take the opportunity to inform your injector about any oral conditions or a tendency to experience lesions such as cold sores near the lips area.
Preparing for Lip Injections
During your consultation, your lip augmentation specialist will give you instructions to help you prepare for your treatment. These will include the following:
Don’t take blood thinners seven days prior to your lip augmentation procedure as they increase the likelihood of bruising.
Don’t drink alcohol 24 hours prior to your lip augmentation procedure to minimize bleeding and bruising
Maintain hydration by drinking plenty of water to improve your body’s natural ability to heal
The Lip Filler Procedure
This cosmetic procedure is a quick in-office treatment, during which 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.
Lip Augmentation Recovery
When it comes to lip augmentation with injectable dermal fillers, 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
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 With Filler Results
Lips augmented with dermal fillers will have increased volume, a more pleasing shape, and a 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).
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 Port St. Lucie, FL, overseen by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Lickstein. 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, 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 rare3, some patients experience redness, bleeding, and bruising at the injection site, lumps, and surface palpability of filler.
Can I combine any other treatments with lip filler injections?
Yes! Combining lip filler injections with other anti-aging and skin care treatments can further enhance your overall rejuvenation goals. Many individuals opt to pair lip fillers with treatments like Botox, laser, or microneedling to address various facial concerns concurrently. This holistic approach not only delivers plumper, more defined lips but also promotes an overall more youthful appearance, better skin texture, and comprehensive facial rejuvenation. However, it's essential to consult with one of our aesthetic specialists to ensure that the combined treatments are suitable for your specific skin needs and desires.
Contact Us for Lip Augmentation in Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, and Port St. Lucie
Please call our offices in Palm Beach County, Florida at 561-220-4475 to set up your consultation and find out how you can benefit from lip augmentation.