Lip Enhancement

Enhance your lips in Guilford, CT

The lips are a defining feature of a beautiful face. For that reason, lip enhancement is a popular cosmetic procedure.

What is lip enhancement?

Many women want to have fuller, plumper lips. Whether your lips are naturally thin or are thinning as a result of aging, a lip enhancement procedure can improve their appearance. Lip enhancement can be done with the use of lip fillers or implants. Dr. Price will help you identify which option is best for you during your initial consultation.

Am I a good candidate for lip enhancement?

Lip enhancement is a good option for people whose lips are so thin that they, in effect, disappear when the person smiles. It is also a preferred option for patients whose lips have thinned through time to the degree that they feel self-conscious about them. In many patients, a “normal” lip is enhanced just enough to create a “fuller” but natural look. Lip enhancement can also be used as a solution to uneven lips and when thin lips allow for the gums to show when smiling.

What are my options?

There are many options for lip enhancement. Dr. Price will discuss these options with you and will recommend one that best suits your condition and aesthetic goals. A combination of two or more of these methods may be the answer. Lip enhancement approaches include fat transfer, natural or synthetic fillers, dermal grafts, lip implants, lip lifts, or vermilion advancement.

What are my nonsurgical options when it comes to lip enhancement?

Dermal fillers may be used to augment the lips to their desired contour. The filler material to be used depends upon your individual condition and preference. The choices in our practice include, ones own fat, fascia, and a number of temporary injectable fillers.. Each material has its own pros and cons, which will be discussed in your consultation with Dr. Price.

During the procedure, a numbing cream will be applied to the area to keep you comfortable during the injections. Filler injections usually take less than an hour.

How is surgical lip enhancement done?

Lip enhancement surgery can be done under general or local anesthesia, depending on the procedure. If you opt for a fat transfer, liposuction will need to be performed prior to lip enhancement to harvest viable fat that will then be injected into your lips.