Lip Fillers & Implants
Two of the most frequently requested cosmetic procedures by Dr. Del Corral’s patients are lip augmentation and lip rejuvenation. Your options range from the latest in natural injectable fillers or synthetic implants. All of these fillers are soft, pliable and have a natural feel.
Your surgeon will select the procedure best for you, depending on the shape of your lips and the results desired.
The benefit of a lip injection is the volume it can give the lips. The ‘poutiness’ it imparts is significant compared to implants, which give a more subtly defined lip. Lip augmentation and lip enhancement is commonly achieved by Restylane lip fillers or Juvederm, or lip collagen which offer lip plumping through lip injections. These injections normally last from between four months and a year. The cost of lip enhancements vary greatly.
AREAS TREATED DURING LIP AUGMENTATION
- Upper lip
- Lower lip
- Cupid’s bow
- Corners of the mouth
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE LIKE?
Lip augmentation is typically performed using some type of injectable filler. Hyaluronic acid, collagen or fat injections can be used. Wrinkle fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane are very common for lip augmentation procedures. Before the procedure starts, a medication will be used to control discomfort during the procedure; this will usually involve a dental block or numbing cream anesthetic.
Your doctor uses a needle of specific size to inject the filler into areas that require volumizing. Your surgeon uses a technique that preserves the natural appearance of the lips while enhancing the size and shape. After injection, some brief massaging of the area may be necessary to achieve a smooth result.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING RECOVERY?
After lip augmentation, it is common to experience some swelling and soreness in the lips. They may feel fuller than expected immediately after treatment, but as the swelling subsides and you adjust to the results, you’ll be able to appreciate the outcome.
I AM INTERESTED! WHAT DO I DO NEXT?
If you are considering lip augmentation we encourage you to contact us to schedule a consultation and/or treatment at Dr. Del Corral’s office. During this visit we will listen to your concerns and discuss your options. After careful analysis, we will tell you whether you are a suitable candidate for this procedure and inform you of the alternatives and potential risks of the procedure.