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. Our office offers lip enhancement via lip fillers or implants. Dr. Price will help you identify which option is best for you during your initial consultation.
Candidates 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, we are able to enhance a “normal” lip just enough to create a “fuller” but natural look. Dr. Price also performs lip enhancement as a solution to uneven lips and when thin lips allow for the gums to show when smiling.
Options For Lip Enhancement
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
- Vermilion advancement
Nonsurgical Lip Filler Treatments
Dermal fillers may be used to augment the lips to their desired contour. The choice of filler often depends upon your individual condition and preference. The choices in our practice include, one’s own fat, fascia, and a number of temporary injectable fillers. Each material has its own pros and cons, which Dr. Price will discuss with you in your consultation.
Dr. Price performs lip filler treatments in the office and typically requires only a topical anesthetic to keep you comfortable during the injections. We may perform allergy testing if the filler contains synthetic materials. The filler is injected directly into the lips and usually takes less than an hour.
Lip Augmentation Procedures
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.
With lip implants, Dr. Price inserts synthetic implants through tiny incisions at the corners of the lips. We perform implant surgery in an office surgical suite or an outpatient center with the administration of local or general anesthesia. Once Dr. Price inserts the implants, he closes the small incisions, and your implants remain in place permanently.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have any other questions about lip enhancement treatments, please bring them with you when you meet with Dr. Price. You can request a consultation online to meet personally with Dr. Price, or call his office at (203) 453-6635 to schedule an appointment.