Many areas of the face lose volume over time, including the lips. Sun damage can also result in thin lips that contain wrinkles or creases in them. A lip augmentation may restore volume to your lips and help reduce wrinkling. Lip augmentation procedures can be safely performed on patients from Canton, Cleveland or Akron by Dr. Steven Carp at his Green and Beachwood, OH clinics.
The aging process affects every part of your skin, including your lips, and sun exposure and smoking can hasten the process. You may notice tiny lines around your mouth, and your lips may look too thin. Lip augmentation at Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center adds fullness to your lips while smoothing out the lines around your mouth.
What Is Lip Augmentation?
Lip augmentation is recommended for improving the shape, size, and firmness of the lips. The procedure is appropriate for patients of all ages. Younger patients may wish to have fuller, sexier lips. Our mature patients may want to minimize lines and wrinkles while restoring volume to the lips. Lip augmentation is also appropriate for improving the overall balance of your facial features. Dr. Carp may recommend augmentation for both of your lips or just the upper or lower one.
Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center offers lip augmentation with implants or injectable dermal fillers. If you are considering implants, Dr. Carp may suggest that you try the injectable fillers first. The reason is that the changes made with dermal fillers are temporary, so you have time to see how you look and feel with lip enhancement before committing to implants. If you opt for implants to enhance your lips, the procedure does require small incisions, and the recovery is slighter longer than with fillers alone.
Injectable fillers are excellent options for lip augmentation because these products add fullness while reducing lines around your mouth. Lip enhancement with dermal fillers lasts six to nine months before you need a follow-up treatment.
As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Carp knows precisely where to inject the dermal fillers to achieve the desired results. Multiple injections are made in and around your lips, so he may apply a numbing cream to help you feel relaxed. Lip augmentation with dermal fillers takes 30 to 60 minutes, and there’s no downtime. You just simply continue with your day’s schedule.
Your lips will be fuller right after the procedure, but you may have some mild swelling, tenderness, and bruising, especially around the injection sites. The swelling, although minor, may cause your lips to appear larger than what you expected. The symptoms subside after about three days.
Details of Lip Enhancement
Several dermal fillers can be used for lip augmentation, and Dr. Carp understands how each works to enhance your lips. When you discuss lip augmentation with Dr. Carp during your consultation, he explains which fillers he recommends for you, such as Restylane® Silk, Juvederm®, and Restylane®. The hyaluronic acid in these products naturally binds to water to add volume to the lips and reduce lines and wrinkles.
Benefits of Lip Augmentation
Thin lips create a facial imbalance that draws attention away from your eyes and other features. Lines and wrinkles around your mouth will also have the same effect. This is why you focus on your lips so much when you look in the mirror. Lip augmentation corrects these problems by doing the following:
- Improving the texture of your lips and the skin around your mouth
- Preventing bleeding of lipstick and lip liner
- Giving you a pouty, kissable mouth
- Allowing you to feel excited about drawing attention to your lips
- Improving facial balance so people see all of your wonderful features
- Providing immediate results
- Eliminating downtime
Is Lip Augmentation Right for Me?
Dr. Carp recommends lip augmentation to do the following:
- Improve fullness, symmetry and lip shape
- Hydrate the lips
- Create a more defined outline of the lips
- Reduce lines and wrinkles
- Correct lips that are too large or turned downward
How Much Does Lip Augmentation Cost?
Dr. Carp determines the best lip augmentation for your personal needs, so the cost is different for each patient. Once you meet with him, we will provide you with a cost of the procedure. You can pay by cash, check or major credit card, and we also have financing options available.
What to Expect During Your Lip Augmentation Consultation
Your consultation with Dr. Carp is the first step toward feeling better about your lips. He asks questions about what you wish to change, and then he recommends the most appropriate lip augmentation procedure. Dr. Carp also examines your facial features and asks about your medical history to ensure that the procedure will give you optimum results.
Thin, wrinkled lips are difficult to disguise and can make you look and feel unattractive. A lip augmentation procedure performed by Dr. Carp of Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center can restore volume, smooth lines, and give an aesthetically-pleasing appearance. Patients in Canton, Cleveland and Akron can contact his Green or Beachwood, OH clinics to find out more.