Full lips are a hallmark of youth, beauty, and overall appeal. Lip size is largely an inherited trait with some born with full lips and others inheriting smaller, thinner lips. Unfortunately, everyone loses volume and definition of the lips as they age.
The lips are a detailed three-dimensional structure, and any lip enlargement must preserve proper lip proportions. Dr. Thompson performs a comprehensive anatomic analysis on each patient with emphasis on individualized treatment of “deficient” areas to achieve the most pleasing, natural results. Dr. Thompson offers the full complement of treatments – from non-surgical, temporary enlargement with fillers such as Restylane®, Restylane Silk®, Juvederm®, and Belotero®, to more permanent surgical options such as fat-injections.
How Is Lip Augmentation Performed?
Lip augmentation is most commonly performed using a local or topical anesthetic depending on patient preference. A small needle is inserted directly into the lips for and the filler material is placed in appropriate locations. Some benefits of this procedure are:
- Restores volume lost with age
- Enhances smaller, thinner lips
- Multiple options for treatment
- Minimal down time
- Dr. Thompson personally administers all fillers and injectables
What Should I Expect Following Lip Injections?
Patients can expect mild swelling and bruising associated with lip augmentation that typically lasts around 24 hours. Normal activities can be resumed immediately.