Lip injections can restore plumpness and definition to lips that have become thin and flat with age. For residents of the Tuscaloosa area, lip injection treatments are available at Menard Plastic Surgery, where board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Menard directs a staff of skin care experts and offers non-surgical treatments.
What is Lip Augmentation?
Lip augmentation refers to any procedure that adds volume, fullness, definition, and contour to the lips, and diminishes the appearance of vertical lines around the border of the lips. Lip augmentation may be accomplished through the use of lip injections or, for more lasting results, through lip implants.
Why Consider Lip Injections?
The lips and mouth are often the first areas of the face to exhibit the signs of aging. Lips may become thin and flat, losing their fullness, as well as their curves and definition. Vertical “smoker’s lines” may develop around the lips, making you look prematurely aged and causing your lipstick to bleed outside the lip line. Lip injections increase fullness and volume in your lips while restoring definition and enhancing their natural curves and contour, as well as diminishing vertical lines around the lip line. Lip injections are often an ideal way to rejuvenate your facial appearance without undergoing a more complicated or invasive procedure.
What Types of Lip Injections Can I Choose From?
At Menard Plastic Surgery, we use Restylane® Silk along with Juvederm® Ultra to enhance shape and volume in the lips. Both products are safe and effective and approved by the FDA for this use.
Can I Combine Lip Injections with Other Procedures?
Yes. We encourage our patients to combine multiple procedures during a single treatment session, as this saves you money as well as time. Lip injections may be combined with other procedures such as liposuction , facial surgery , or chemical peels .
What Can I Expect After Lip Injections?
Typically, you may resume regular activities immediately after treatment since there is no required downtime after lip injections. You may experience some soreness, swelling, and possible bruising during the first hours after the procedure, but these symptoms clear up naturally within a day or so. Occasionally, some bruising and swelling may take several days to abate. You must also avoid touching or irritating your lips for the first 24 hours after treatment, and this includes kissing.
How Long Do Lip Injection Results Last?
The results of lip injection treatment typically last several months. Patients usually schedule regular follow-up treatments every three to six months, depending on which filler is used and what your aesthetic goals are. For longer-lasting results, you may consider lip augmentation with lip implants.
Make your lips more voluptuous and kissable with lip injections at Menard Plastic Surgery, performed under the direction of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Menard. If you live in the Tuscaloosa area, contact Menard Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation with our aesthetician.