Dr. Brent R. Rosen

Lip Augmentation Philadelphia

Lip augmentation is performed for two basic reasons: enhance the shape of a person’s lips and increase their size. There are several methods a surgeon can utilize to achieve these goals, and each will create the appearance of fuller looking lips. A lip implant is typically placed, which is made with collagen, hyaluronic acid, fat or other substances. Augmentation of the lips can be focused on reshaping, adding volume or simply rejuvenating the area to reduce the appearance of lip wrinkles.

Can I benefit from lip augmentation?

If you are dissatisfied with lips that are thin or flat, lip augmentation may be right for you. Several related conditions can also be corrected, including these:
  • Drooping lips
  • Lip wrinkles/Smoker’s lines
  • Loss of fullness in the lips
  • Laugh lines
  • Lipstick lines
  • Skin laxity

Although these cosmetic improvements can be very satisfying for patients, it is important for you to maintain realistic expectations. If you are prone to cold sores, tell the doctor during your consultation. If you have a dental abscess or skin eruption, you may be advised to postpone or forego lip augmentation.

What to Expect During Your Lip Augmentation Philadelphia Procedure

Most procedures use some type of wrinkle filler to enhance the lips and surrounding areas. Fat, collagen, or hyaluronic acid fillers are frequently used. Restylane or Juvederm are a common choice for many cosmetic surgeons.

Using a dental block to manage pain, the filler is injected along the natural tract of the vermillion border of the upper lip. The Cupid’s bow is molded according to the patient’s desires. The lower lips and corners of the mouth are treated next. Doctor Rosen takes extra care to ensure a natural appearance is maintained in your lips, so injections may be conservative during your first visit. The filler is massaged to ensure proper contour and avoid bumps.

Lip Augmentation Recovery

Some mild discomfort and swelling can occur after your lip augmentation procedure, lasting only a few hours. Some residual bruising may last about 1 week. Expect to be numb around your mouth (like you would after visiting the dentist) for about 2 hours after lip augmentation. You may be advised to limit movement of the mouth during this time.

Results of Your Lip Enhancement Procedure

Results last about 3 to 6 months, but this will vary depending on the material used. Dermal fillers are typically absorbed and metabolized faster in the lips because of frequent movement.

If you have questions about lip enhancement with Dr. Rosen, contact our cosmetic surgery practice located just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 

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