Lip augmentation can add natural-looking volume and shape to your lips. Full lips can be seen as an indication of youth and beauty, as proudly displayed by many famous celebrities and models. Many people are not born with naturally full lips. Fortunately, today’s plastic surgery techniques include lip enhancement to improve the overall appearance of your lips. Astra Plastic Surgery offers lip augmentation to Atlanta patients looking to plump up their lips.
Even well-defined lips change over time because as we age, our lips tend to droop and become thinner. Fine lines appear around the border of the lip (called the white line), allowing lipstick to bleed.
When lips lose their fullness, this can lead to an older-looking appearance. Aesthetically, the lower lip should be 50% wider and fuller than the upper lip. Each year, patients spend millions of dollars purchasing and applying cosmetics in hopes of increasing the appearance of their lips. Astra Plastic Surgery provides lip enhancement procedures to volumize the lips.
If you think your lips are too thin and you are not satisfied with their size or appearance, Dr. Killingsworth, Dr. Farber, and their plastic surgery team offer many options for lip augmentation in Atlanta to improve your lip volume and shape. Lip enhancement uses a variety of surgical and minimally invasive techniques to accentuate the upper and lower lips.
Since the lips are a defining characteristic of the facial profile, lip augmentation is a commonly performed procedure at Astra Plastic Surgery. Using advanced lip contouring procedures, we can provide results that look naturally beautiful. Lip augmentation is not only an appearance-enhancing procedure; it is also an anti-aging procedure since thinner lips are one of the most noticeable and universal signs of aging. Adding volume and definition to thin lips can have a positive effect on the entire facial profile. Besides augmenting your lips for a more youthful look, lip augmentation can also reduce fine lines and wrinkles around your mouth.
Lip augmentation results can be very dramatic or subtle, depending on your procedure goals.
During your Atlanta lip augmentation consultation, we will carefully evaluate your lips and recommend a treatment plan that we feel will work best for you. Dr. Killingsworth, Dr. Farber, and their plastic surgery team will discuss your desired results to determine whether they can be achieved with this procedure.
Lip augmentation can be achieved with the use of injectable lip fillers, fat harvested from another part of the body, laser rejuvenation, or through other surgical techniques that include the implantation of synthetic biocompatible materials.
There are various lip augmentation options available, including:
Another lip augmentation option is laser lip rejuvenation. This procedure is sometimes used to tighten and remodel the natural collagen and elastic tissue beneath your lips. Laser lip rejuvenation may also decrease lipstick lines, fine lines, and lip wrinkles. This procedure is often combined with injectables to plump up the lips.
Autologous fat grafting is another lip augmentation option. Also referred to as fat transfer, fat transplantation, or fat injections, this procedure can add natural-looking volume to the lips using your own fat cells. Fat grafting begins when fat is harvested from the lower half of a patient’s body (usually the hips, thighs, or abdomen). The harvested fat is then processed; this involves separating the fat cells from the fluid found in the fat. After processing, the appropriate amount of fat is injected through needle-sized holes on either side of the lips. This procedure can be performed under local anesthesia, conscious sedation, or general anesthesia. Lip augmentation with fat can take up to one hour to complete.
One of the simplest ways to enhance the lips is with injectable fillers, where a gel-consistency filler is injected into the lips and vermillion border. Injectable dermal fillers are the most commonly used method of lip augmentation. Traditionally, collagen was considered the best injectable, but today there are numerous types of cosmetic fillers available to augment the lips. The most popular fillers are products that contain hyaluronic acid (a natural substance found in your body). Hyaluronic acid fillers can improve the appearance of your lips by adding natural-looking shape, structure, and volume. There are several hyaluronic acid fillers on the market that include Juvéderm®, Voluma®, and Volbella® to name a few. All of these products contain lidocaine, which is used to reduce discomfort. Before your injections, a topical or local numbing agent may be applied. After carefully marking the areas to be injected, very fine needles are used to inject the filler substance into your lips. Following your injection(s), ice may be applied to ease discomfort and control swelling. You can typically return to work and perform normal activities immediately with no physical restrictions. You should be able to notice a difference immediately after your lip injections and once you have healed, your lips should look youthful and feel natural. The longevity of results will vary, as injectable fillers slowly fade away over time. In general, lip augmentation results can last an average of six to nine months. Follow up treatments are necessary to maintain results.
Many patients want to have their lips augmented to achieve a more youthful look after they have grown older. Additionally, numerous young people also opt for lip enhancement to obtain fuller lips, gentle curves, and a desirable “pout”.
Astra Plastic Surgery offers a full range of options for lip augmentation in Atlanta to help achieve for fuller, shapely lips. The cost of your lip enhancement procedure depends on the technique recommended during your consultation. We provide you with a complete cost after your consultation, and you may pay by personal check, cash, credit card, CareCredit®, and Alphaeon® Credit financing.
Dr. Christopher Killingsworth, Dr. Stephanie Farber and their staff of plastic surgery professionals would be happy to help you set up a personal consultation to discuss lip enhancement in more detail. Contact our Atlanta office at (678) 208-6008, our Cumming, GA office at (678) 400-0302, our Canton, GA office at (678) 918-3361, or request an appointment online today.
At Astra Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, we believe plastic surgery can achieve beautiful yet subtle results that accentuate your natural contours. Whether you opt for surgical treatments or non-invasive procedures, your cosmetic surgeon should possess a thorough understanding of the body's symmetry and proportions to ensure the best possible outcomes.*
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