February is the month for Valentines and romance and Pittsburgh area plastic surgeons at Advanced Liposuction Center want you to know you can pump up your kisser with lip enhancement procedures. We can give you fuller, more shapely lips and also help eliminate fine lines and wrinkles around your lips that appear more frequently as you age. Lip enhancement procedures fall into two categories:

Temporary Fillers—fillers which consist of a soft gel, can be injected into the lips and surrounding skin to temporarily plump the lips, fill in creases found around the nose and running down to the edges of your mouth (smile lines or “parentheses”) and correct wrinkles. The end result is a more youthful appearance and beautiful lips. Dermal fillers are FDA approved and have been used safely and effectively in the US for many years. Some of the types we use include: Juvederm, Restylane Silk, Radiesse, Sculptra and Belotero. Lip fillers need to be repeated every 7 – 11 months to maintain optimal appearance.

Permanent Implants—if you are looking for a permanent improvement to the appearance of your lips, you may be a candidate for a lip implant procedure which can expand and reshape the upper and lower lips and improve skin’s volume in relation to the surrounding facial features. Perma Facial ImplantTM is a cosmetic enhancement breakthrough. Made in the USA, these soft, solid silicone implants won’t rupture, deflate or degrade over time. Implants are available in a variety of diameters and lengths to accommodate the unique characteristics of each patient’s lips. Implants taper at both ends to conform naturally to shape of your lips. Lip implants are easily removable should you decide you wish to achieve a different look or return to your original lip shape.

With both lip enhancement options, patients may experience some minor discomfort for the first few days after surgery with the possibility of some swelling and bruising as well. Our expert plastic surgeons will help you decide which lip augmentation technique is best for you. To schedule a free consultation at one of our Pittsburgh area offices, contact us by calling: 724-683-7581. We know you’ll be happy you did!