At Advanced Liposuction Center, our Moon Township plastic surgeons help many clients correct and improve the appearance of their lips with lip enhancement. Lip enhancement and augmentation procedures can expand or reshape your upper and/or lower lips. This improves their volume in relation to the surrounding facial features. These procedures fall into two categories.
Lip Enhancement Procedures:
Temporary—If you’re looking to plump your lips, eliminate fine lines and creases and improve the appearance of scars, but are not ready to commit to a surgical procedure, we offer a number of injectable dermal fillers. These soft gels are FDA-approved and have been used safely for many years. Dermal fillers add volume and restore a youthful appearance to lips.
Permanent—One of the most exciting cosmetic breakthroughs in recent years is lip implants. These soft, solid silicone implants cannot rupture, deflate or degrade over time. The implants are made of material that is especially suited for use in facial tissue. They are available in several diameters and lengths. Our expert plastic surgeons use variations to accommodate the unique characteristics of your lips to create a natural and beautiful contoured look. The results are permanent but if the implants are removable if you wish to achieve a smaller or larger enhancement or even return to your original lip.
What to expect afterwards:
With both procedures, you may experience some minor discomfort immediately after the injections or surgery. Your lips may be sensitive to pressure the first couple of weeks and some patients experience bruising. There are medications to take to reduce the pressure. In general, most patients feel back to normal within a week or two.
Patients will see the final result of your lip enhancement as soon as the swelling disappears.
The first step is setting up your free consultation with one of our expert cosmetic surgeons in downtown Pittsburgh or any of our other locations. We’ll discuss what you’re looking to achieve in the appearance of your lips. The plastic surgeon will be able to help you determine the best treatment for your goals. Make your appointment at one of our Pittsburgh area offices today by calling: 724-683-7581.