Full lips are a key element of almost every photo in every fashion magazine. Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with a pair of naturally beautiful lips. If you have them, the elements, smoking, and the aging process eventually take their toll. The corners of the mouth begin to droop. The V-shaped area of the upper lip known as Cupid’s Bow begins to flatten out and lose its youthful fullness. Vertical wrinkles or smoker’s lines begin to appear, causing your lipstick to bleed. That once sensual look is gone or greatly diminished.
Thanks to today’s many medical advances there is help. Aging lips can be rejuvenated with Lip Implants, and thin full lips can be enhanced with Lip Augmentation.
Dr. Weiss begins your initial consultation by reviewing before-and-after photos of other Lip Augmentation patients. Together, he will help you select the level of correction for you to achieve your desired look. All applicable costs will also be reviewed during this confidential appointment.
Two of the most frequently requested cosmetic procedures by our patients are Lip Augmentation and lip rejuvenation with Lip Implants. Your options range from the latest in laser treatments to natural injectable fillers or synthetic implants. All of these fillers are soft, pliable, and have a natural feel.
Following Lip Enhancement with one of the injectable products, your lips remain swollen for a few hours only. You may return to normal activities the same day. Touch-up treatments may be necessary.
When implants are used for Lip Augmentation, discomfort is minimal. Small stitches may be used to close the implant site. These stitches will be removed in a few days. Some swelling may last up to a week. Elevating your head and applying cold compresses during the first 24 hours will help keep this to a minimum. Postoperative discomfort can be controlled with medication. Chewing food and brushing your teeth may be a little uncomfortable for a few days. There may be some bruising which can be covered with make-up.
Generally, patients experience a slightly longer recovery period after Laser Lip Rejuvenation. Most of the healing occurs during the first one or two weeks. During this time the treated areas must be kept moist. Postoperative discomfort can be controlled with medication. The initial redness fades to a light pink.
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