Aging, heredity and lifestyle factors such as smoking all may contribute to decreased lip fullness and wrinkling. Lip augmentation procedures can smooth out the fine lines around the lips, accentuate the lip contours, as well as increase lip volume. Lip augmentation is often performed with other facial rejuvenation surgeries or in office procedures.
Lip augmentation can be achieved by a variety of augmentative fillers. These include but are not limited to: Juvederm Ultra or Juvederm Ultra Plus, Restylane, RestylaneSilk or RestylaneLyft, which are all Hyaluronic acid based. A Fat Graft (Fat Transfer) using your own fat to augment the lips is another option but would performed in the OR.
JUVÉDERM XC is formulated with lidocaine, a common anesthetic, to provide a more comfortable experience during and after treatment. XC provides the smooth, natural-looking results you expect with the improved comfort you want. Whether you’ve noticed your lips thinning over time, or simply want fuller lips, JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC can give you natural-looking results that last up to 12 months.
You can experience JUVÉDERM XC injectable gel or any Restylane products with a quick, in-office procedure and minimal downtime. Dr. Nguyen eases JUVÉDERM XC under your skin to instantly smooth out the wrinkles and obtain fuller volume. You will see the difference immediately.
Restylane Silk is formulated with smaller and smoother particles to contour and define the lips more than fill. Everyone’s facial structure is different and so is everyone’s ideal lip shape and size. Silk is designed to provide precise lip shaping and line control, resulting in silkier, smoother lips and natural-looking results. In general, those who use Restylane Silk can expect their results last roughly six months.
The amount used per treatment should be limited to 1.5mL per lip for augmentation, and 1.0mL for correcting fine lines around the mouth. Using more than this could increase the risk of negative reactions at the injection site, such as swelling and bruising. Post-treatment side effects could include swelling, redness, pain, and bruising, however, these are usually mild and last less than two weeks.
Juvederm is offered in different formulations, including Ultra and Ultra Plus. Juvederm Ultra is Allergan’s version of a highly linked hyaluronic acid (HA) filler that competes with Restylane; it is most frequently used to fill superficial lines and can last 8-12 months.
This information will give you a basic understanding of available lip augmentation procedures.*However, all patients are unique. An individualized consultation is needed to select the procedure most appropriate for your needs.
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For more information on lip augmentation contact board certified plastic surgeon John T. Nguyen, MD today at our Sugar Land Texas location at 281-980-8000. Serving the Houston Texas area.