Lip Augmentation St. Louis
Lips play an important role in the overall appearance of the face. Lip augmentation is a popular cosmetic procedure for achieving fuller and plumper lips. At Chesterfield Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, we aim for amazing results, providing the more attractive and full lips you desire in St. Louis.
There are various types of injectable dermal fillers that can be used on the lips and around the mouth for aesthetic facial enhancement. Fillers are an excellent option for lip augmentation and popular amongst both men and women.
Candidates for Lip Augmentation
Heredity, age, photodamage, and smoking, can take a toll on the appearance, volume, and prominence of the lip folds. Successful transformation of the perioral and the lower face can be done using a combination of treatments and appropriate injectables.
Using injectable fillers for augmenting the lips gives them a great natural look, fullness, and volume. There are a variety of fillers available and discussing your options with our cosmetic surgeons helps to get a better idea about these possibilities.
The Available Options for Lip Augmentation with Fillers
The most popular among all the filler options available is hyaluronic acid filler. It is safe and considered the most effective on the market.
The effects of injection will be dependent on the filler type, how it is injected, and where the filler is deposited on the lip. When deposited in the muscular tissue or the subdermal fat layer, hyaluronic acid will act to shape and plump the tissue. When it is injected close to the dermis, hyaluronic acid will act as a skin enhancer, filling fine lines and outlining the lip itself.
Hyaluronic acid is preferred over other substances as it is found naturally in the body and thus does not get rejected. It pulls water into the filler, giving added volume to the area beyond the volume of the filler itself. Hyaluronic based fillers have added safety benefits as they can be dissolved by hyaluronidase if any tissue problems arise.
Names of some popular hyaluronic acid fillers are Juvéderm, Voluma, Juvéderm Vollure, Juvéderm Volbella, Juvéderm Ultra, Perlane and Restylane. Each differs in thickness and of the gel, with some being very thin for fine lines, and others more thick that allow more structure and support.
What’s Involved in the Process?
The lip filler procedure is a quick in-office solution for lip augmentation. There is no need for hospitalization and no incisions are made.
The procedure involves –
- Assessing the patient’s lips and overall facial structure and balance.
- Taking pictures of the lips to determine the shape, symmetry, and ideal injection areas.
- Injecting the filler into the lips.
This quick and straightforward augmentation procedure takes about 15 – 30 minutes.
Benefits of Lip Filler Injections
Some of the benefits of lip augmentation with fillers are
- Eliminates wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth area
- Gives the appearance of naturally fuller lips
- Tightens the skin around your lips
It is best to disclose any ongoing medications and existing allergies with the doctor in the very beginning
Schedule a Consultation
Contact Chesterfield Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery today to schedule a consultation for your lip augmentation in St. Louis. Our team can go over the dermal fillers available for your treatment and can provide you with the excellent care and results you are looking for.