Full, well-contoured lips are characteristic of a more youthful appearance and help define beauty. In most instances, lip enhancement can be achieved with filler treatments, but sometimes a lip lift procedure is necessary for optimal results.
Although lip enhancement is one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures, it is also one of the most controversial. Awareness of this procedure has been heightened through television and social media, but unfortunately, more commonly due to images of abnormally large and unsightly lips that have been overcorrected. Dr. Champagne believes that lip enhancement is meant not to bring your facial features out of balance but rather into harmony, and an individualized plan is the key to achieving natural-appearing results.
Filler injections with products such as Restylane ® and Juvéderm® are the most common method of achieving lip enhancement and are an excellent option for most patients. Aging patients with very thin, flattened lips may require a lip lift procedure for optimal results. Dr. Champagne will help decide which procedure is best for you during your confidential consultation.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?
- Thin, undefined lips
- Lacking an elevated border between the pink portion of the upper lip and the skin above
- Lips out of harmony with the rest of your facial features
- Reasonable expectations
HOW IS THE PROCEDURE PERFORMED?
Lip enhancement with filler injections is typically an in-office procedure but can also be performed in an operating room during a scheduled surgical procedure. When performed in the office, both topical and local numbing medications and cold packs are used for your comfort. Cold packs also help to reduce swelling.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY?
Swelling in the lips can be present for up to 3 days, and use of cold compresses can help reduce the amount of swelling that occurs. Dr. Champagne takes great care to avoid bruising, but if it occurs, bruising should resolve within one week. Consider recovery time if you are planning to attend any special events.
SCHEDULE A PERSONALIZED, CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION:
Please contact Dr. Jason Champagne at The Diamond Face Institute to schedule a personalized, confidential consultation with our facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Jason Champagne. During your consultation, Dr. Champagne will address your goals and answer any questions you may have regarding lip enhancement or any other procedure we offer.