Lip Augmentation

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LOVE YOUR LIPS

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. And 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. Our injectors perform a comprehensive anatomic analysis on each patient with emphasis on individualized treatment of “deficient” areas to achieve the most pleasing, natural results. Utah Facial Plastics offers the full complement of treatments – from non-surgical, temporary enlargement with fillers such as Restylane®, Restylane Silk®, Juvederm Ultra®, Juvederm Ultra Plus®, Juvederm Volbella®, Juvederm Voluma®, and Belotero®, to more permanent surgical options such as fat-injections.

 

How Is Lip Augmentation Performed?

Lip augmentation is most commonly performed using a topical anesthetic that is put on the lips approximately 20 minutes prior to treatment. 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
  • Natural looking results

 

The Utah Facial Plastics Difference

Between our two locations in Layton and Draper, Utah we have four expert injectors that perform lip augmentation procedures frequently. Dr. Thompson and Dr. Henstrom are both dual certified facial plastic surgeons with many years of experience with all injectables. Dr. Thompson personally trained our nurse injectors, Beth Sheiner and Alfie Symes, who are also known for being gentle and providing incredibly natural looking results.

Patients appreciate that our injectors tend to start with a conservative amount of filler, let the patient wait for the swelling to go down, and then recommend coming back for a touch-up if they’d like more fullness. We keep the syringes of leftover filler at our office and don’t charge any additional fee for patients to come back and use the remainder. The filler is good at our office for approximately one year following treatment.

How Much Does Lip Augmentation Cost?

The cost depends on the filler recommended. Once a syringe is purchased, there are no additional charges to come back for more if not all of it is used at the initial treatment. Cost ranges from $350 to $610 on average and patients can receive discounts through the Brilliant Distinctions program. We also offer monthly specials that sometimes include discounts on lip augmentation. See our monthly specials here.

 

What Filler Options are Available for Lip Augmentation?

The most common product used is Juvederm, because of it’s smooth consistency. It’s also water soluble and plumps in the lips for a beautiful result. The most commonly used Juvederm products for lip augmentation include:

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    Juvederm Ultra

    • 1.0 mL syringe of hyaluronic acid
    • Lasts approximately 9-12 months
    • Average fullness
    • Injectors typically start with 1/2 of a syringe
    • Costs $560 for one syringe
  • Juvederm Ultra Plus
    • 1.0 mL syringe that is a thicker formulation of hyaluronic acid
    • Lasts approximately 9-12 months
    • Injectors typically start with 1/2 of a syringe
    • Costs $610
  • Juvederm Volbella
    • 0.5 mL syringe that is a thinner formulation of Juvederm providing more of a subtle plump (baby lip plump)
    • Lasts 1 year
    • Also commonly used for lines around the lips or smoker’s lines
    • Less expensive because it’s a smaller syringe ($375)
    • Injectors tend to start with 3/4 of a syringe

Other options your injector may discuss with you include Restylane, Restylane Silk, Belotero, Juvederm Vollure and Juvederm Voluma.

 

What Should I Expect Following Lip Injections?

Patients can expect mild swelling and sometimes bruising associated with lip augmentation. This typically subsides within 2-7 days following treatment, although normal activities can be resumed immediately.

To help minimize bruising, it’s recommended that patients avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, Vitamin E and Fish Oil 3-5 days prior to treatment. It helps to avoid alcohol 2-3 days before and after treatment as well. Immediately after treatment, we provide patients with a reusable ice pack and recommend icing the lips for an hour or two following lip augmentation.

Find out if a lip augmentation is right for you at Utah Facial Plastics in Salt Lake City, Draper, Layton, Utah and the surrounding areas. For more information or to schedule an appointment call (801) 776-2220 or fill out a Contact Form here.

 

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