Larger, more sumptuous lips have become an increasing desire for many people. A variety of materials may be used for lip augmentation, each with advantages and disadvantages. These include injectable materials and implantable materials.
In general, any procedure that’s dedicated to increasing the volume of your lips is a lip enhancement procedure. It can be performed in a variety of methods, including injectables and silicone implants. Dr. Greenberg will discuss your goals and expectations about lip enhancement. The different available materials will be reviewed and the most appropriate method will be recommended to achieve your goals.
Am I a Good Candidate for Lip Enhancement?
You’re a good candidate for lip enhancement if you have thinning lips as a result of aging or fat loss. Lip enhancement can also help patients who have “smokers lines” – those vertical lip wrinkles that occur as a result of smoking. You should be in good health and have realistic expectations for this treatment.
How Long Does a Typical Treatment Take?
The procedure length depends on the lip enhancement option you select; for example, lip augmentation with injectables can take 30 minutes, while silicone lip implants can take an hour or more under surgery. Dr. Greenberg will walk you through what you can expect from your particular treatment.
What Results Will I See?*
You’ll notice an immediate improvement in your lip volume; however, you’ll likely experience swelling and bruising for the first couple of weeks after your treatment. Your final results should be visible about one to three months later, depending on the procedure you opt for.
Is There Any Downtime?*
Specific wound care instructions will be given, including the use of ice for 24-48 hours to control swelling. Swelling and minor bruising are expected and begin to subside about 48 hours after the procedure. Downtime is dependent on the method of enhancement.
If you’d like to learn more, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Scott A. Greenberg at Winter Park Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Winter Park, FL (serving the Central Florida area). 407-644-3137