Plump, pouty lips are more popular than ever. Not only are plump lips youthful, but they are also viewed as attractive. Unfortunately, our lips can begin to look thin and lined as we age. Lip augmentation is a popular cosmetic option to help restore volume to the lips or to add a hydrated look without adding much volume whichever you prefer. Dr. Walker uses dermal fillers to add plumpness to the lips, without invasive surgery or lengthy downtime.
What is Lip Augmentation?
Lip augmentation can be achieved through dermal filler injections, which result in immediate outcomes with no downtime. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers such as Juvéderm and Restylane products are among the most popular lip augmentation fillers used today. This is because there are many benefits in using hyaluronic-acid based fillers, including better control over lip volume, less bruising, and smoother results. Also, because hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance, an allergic reaction is highly unlikely.
Lip augmentation can achieve the following:
- Smooth vertical lip lines.
- Add volume to thin or aging lips.
- Improve symmetry between the lips.
- Refine the shape of the lips.
Dr. Walker is a double board-certified facial plastic facial surgeon with extensive training and skill to provide you with natural-looking and beautiful results. He understands that no one wants to look “overly done” when receiving lip augmentation, and will create a look that enhances your features.
Who is a Good Candidate for Lip Augmentation?
Men or women who are unhappy with the appearance of their thin, lined, or asymmetrical lips can often benefit from lip augmentation. Healthy adult clients with realistic expectations about the outcome of their treatment are often the happiest with their results. Lip augmentation is a highly customized procedure as no two lips are ever the same nor do clients want to achieve the same result. Some want very plump lips with rather drastic changes, whereas others want almost no visible change other than a hydrated look erasing vertical lines without any adding any volume. Dr. Walker can discuss your lip augmentation options with you during your consultation appointment.
How is the Lip Augmentation Procedure Done?
Lip augmentation using fillers is performed in the office. A topical numbing cream may be applied prior to injections to ensure your comfort. Dr. Walker will cleanse your lips and utilize a very small needle to skillfully inject filler into your lips. He may then gently massage the filler to distribute it evenly in the lips. The treatment takes only about 15 minutes with minimal to no downtime thereafter.
Lip Augmentation Recovery
Following your treatment, there is little to no downtime required, so you can return to your daily routine as soon as you feel comfortable. Mild bruising, swelling, and redness typically occur for the first 1-3 days, which is completely normal. You should be able to notice an immediate change in your lips, though final results will be noticeable after all swelling goes down, which is usually within one week. Results from lip augmentation using fillers can last anywhere from 6-12 months, depending on the filler used and your level of physical activity. In order to maintain your results, touch-up appointments may be needed.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you are interested in adding fullness to your lips or stretch those stubborn vertical lip lines with fillers, contact our Atlanta office today! We will be happy to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Walker, during which you can discuss your individual aesthetic goals. Dr. Walker will then create an individualized treatment plan to help you make your aesthetic goals a reality.