Have you ever dreamed of having plump, full lips? At Advanced Liposuction Center we can help make that dream come true. Our cosmetic surgeons are experts in expanding and reshaping upper and lower lips to increase volume while creating a harmonious appearance with the surrounding facial features. There are two types of lip enhancement techniques:

Temporary Lip Enhancement—for this treatment an injectable dermal filler is used to plump the lips. This soft gel can improve lip contours, fill creases and wrinkles and help improve the appearance of scars. These fillers are safe and effective and can help restore a youthful appearance to the face but they do need to be repeated after a number of months to maintain the desired appearance.

Permanent Lip Implants

One of our most popular treatments is lip implants. We use Perma Facial Implant™, which is made in the U.S.A. This soft, solid silicone does not deflate, rupture or degrade over time. It is available in a variety of diameters and lengths to accommodate each patient’s unique facial characteristics and is tapered at both ends to conform easily to the natural lip. Although lip implants are permanent, they can be removed easily if a client desires a smaller or larger enhancement or even to return to the original lip in the future. Below is some information about lip implants that we find our clients want to know:

  • Discomfort: most discomfort usually goes away 24-48 hours after the procedure. Lips may be sensitive to light/medium pressure and sensitive to light for up to 2 weeks.
  • Post Op: your lips will be swollen and slightly tender after the procedure. Some patients may experience bruising. The doctor can prescribe medication both for pain and also to help decrease the bruising.
  • Results: after a few days the swelling will subside and you will begin to be able to see the final results. Remember, however, that should you change your mind at some point, the lip implants are completely removable.
  • Risks: Permanent lip augmentation carries several concerns, such as the possibility of implant rejection, infection, implant migration, scarring, and rigidity of the lips. However, these dangers can be significantly decreased by selecting a skilled surgeon to carry out your lip implant treatment.

How do lifestyle factors, such as smoking or sun exposure, impact the longevity of lip augmentation results?

Lifestyle factors, including smoking and sun exposure, can significantly impact the longevity of lip augmentation results. Here’s how each factor can influence the durability of the outcomes:

  1. Smoking:

– Reduced Blood Circulation: Smoking can constrict blood vessels, leading to decreased blood circulation. This reduced blood flow may compromise the healing process after lip augmentation and affect the longevity of results.

   – Collagen Breakdown: Smoking is known to accelerate collagen breakdown. Since collagen plays a crucial role in maintaining lip structure and volume, smokers may experience a faster reduction in the effectiveness of lip augmentation.

  1. Sun Exposure:

   – Collagen Breakdown: Prolonged exposure to the sun’s UV rays can contribute to the breakdown of collagen in the lips. Collagen is essential for maintaining lip volume, and its degradation can lead to a decrease in the longevity of lip augmentation results.

What is the difference between temporary and permanent lip augmentation options?

The primary difference between temporary and permanent lip augmentation options lies in the duration of their effects and the reversibility of the procedures. Here’s an overview of the distinctions:

  1. Temporary Lip Augmentation:

   – Procedure Types: Temporary lip augmentation is typically achieved through injectable dermal fillers or fat grafting.

   – Duration of Results: Results from temporary lip fillers can last anywhere from several months to over a year, depending on the type of filler used and individual factors. Over time, the body gradually absorbs the filler, and the effects diminish.

  1. Permanent Lip Augmentation:

   – Procedure Types: Permanent lip augmentation involves procedures such as lip implants or surgical techniques like vermillion advancement.

   – Duration of Results: Results from permanent lip augmentation are intended to be long-lasting or permanent. Lip implants, for example, provide a lasting change to lip volume and shape.

Lip enhancement procedures can be performed in any of our Pittsburgh area offices. To schedule an appointment, contact us by calling: 724-683-7581. We offer free consultations and will custom design a lip enhancement treatment plan that will get the beautiful results you are after.