Are your lips overly thin due to age-related volume loss?
Would you like to plump your pout and address visible signs of aging around the mouth with a simple in-office visit? If so, you might want to start thinking about lip augmentation at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.
How Does Lip Augmentation Work?
Lip augmentation can help transform thin or saggy lips into fuller, plumper lips, as well as reduce fine lines around the mouth. There are several solutions that Dr. Craig utilizes to help enhance lips and reduce lip lines and wrinkles. Based on your individual needs, you may be better suited for one procedure over the other.
Lips are often enhanced with lip injections. These injections are either a synthetic product, like hyaluronic acid, or the patient’s own fat. JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA is one of the most common collagen-enhancing fillers with hyaluronic acid, and you can expect the results to last up to 12-months. If you opt for fat grafting to help enhance your lips you can expect longer-lasting results. However, this is a more invasive procedure that involves grafting fat from another area of your body and transferring it to your lips. This is commonly performed in combination with other procedures in the operation room.
Am I a Good Candidate for Lip Augmentation?
You’re a good candidate for lip augmentation treatments if you have thinning, aging lips or want to fix the appearance of vertical wrinkles (smoker’s lines). Lip augmentation with JUVÉDERM® is safe and effective for nearly anyone. Patients seeking lip augmentation with fat transfer should have existing fat elsewhere on the body for harvesting (abdomen, flanks, thighs, or buttocks).
Dr. Craig will walk you through your options to help you decide the best solution to meet your short and long-term goals.
How Long Does a Typical Treatment Take?*
The treatment length depends on the option you select. Lip augmentation with fillers can take less than 20-minutes, while fat grafting can take two or more hours. Both procedures are fairly comfortable and well tolerated among clients who get them. While JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA is lidocaine-enhanced, fat transfer procedures often enlist the help of topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort.
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Schedule an in-person consultation with board-certified surgeon Dr. Mark Craig today. Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.
What Results Will I See?*
Patients can see instantly fuller lips with either JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA or fat transfer procedures. An optimal outcome can be seen about 1-week after your treatment as residual swelling dissipates. Results can last anywhere from twelve months to a couple of years, depending on the procedure you select.
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*Individual Results May Vary*
Is There Any Downtime?
With dermal fillers, the recovery is minimal. In rare cases, you may experience some bruising and swelling for up to 2-weeks, but you can resume most activities immediately. With fat grafting, your recovery will vary depending on your age and health. That said, swelling may last weeks, and you will likely want to wait at least 5-7 days before getting back to your normal routine.
Take the Next Step – Request A Consultation
Ready to learn more about Lip Augmentation at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS? Simply fill out the form on this page or give us a call at 662-377-6290 to schedule your consultation today!
*Individual Results May Vary*