The result improves lip shape and size. It carefully balances the lip to the other facial features, while also considering the patient’s desired look.
The use of injectable fillers, such as Restylane® or Juvederm, are injected directly into the lips for safe, noticeable results that can last for several months. Dr. Brady does not use permanent fillers in the lips because of the risk of infection and hardening from scar formation.
A consultation with Dr. Brady can help determine the best procedure for you. Lip augmentation may be performed on one or both lips, and offers patients noticeable yet natural-looking results through a single treatment session.
- Lip procedures are sometimes performed in conjunction with rhinoplasty, facelifts and implants.
- Many patients are satisfied with the appearance of their enhanced lips through injectable fillers.
- Many patients are satisfied with the appearance of their enhanced lips through injectable fillers; however, for those seeking permanent results, implants are preferred.
- This procedure is generally performed under local anesthetic.
RECOVERY / POST-OPERATIVE
After lip augmentation, patients will be able to return to work and other regular activities within a day or two. Mild discomfort, swelling and bleeding in the treated area is often experienced, although these symptoms usually go away on their own within a few days. The lips may appear overfilled at first, but will reach their desired appearance after a short time.