Lip Augmentation in Lexington, KY
Are your lips thin? Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. William L. Dowden offers lip augmentation for the upper and lower lips to produce a fuller, more youthful looking appearance for the residents of Lexington, Georgetown and the surrounding areas of Kentucky.
What is Lip Augmentation?
Lip augmentation is used to give the lips a fuller appearance, and to reduce fine lines around the mouth. People born with naturally thin lips may benefit from lip augmentation. Aging can also make the lips thinner. Lip augmentation is done with injections or implants. Injections are typically dermal fillers, collagen or fat injections. Implants are synthetic materials, and unlike injections, implants are permanent solutions. For patients who are considering lip implants, dermal fillers offer non-permanent options to achieve the appearance of fuller lips. Fillers can last nine to 12 weeks. Fat transfer, as a filler, has been proven in most patients to be a permanent solution for lip enhancement.
Benefits of Lip Augmentation
- Improve your appearance.
- Increase self-confidence.
- Turn naturally thin lips into smooth, pouty, youthful looking lips.
What Happens During the Lip Augmentation Procedure?
Patients who want implants for lip augmentation should develop complete treatment plans with Dowden Plastic Surgery. Patients receive a local anesthesia for fillers and implants. Fillers are injected into the lip while implants require small incisions on the side of the mouth, and stitches are used to close the incisions. Lip augmentation procedures typically take about 30 minutes.
When can Normal Activities be Resumed after the Lip Augmentation Procedure?
For dermal fillers, patients can return to normal activities the same day as the procedure. Implants require one to three days of downtime.
Is There any Pain after the Lip Augmentation Procedure?
Patients may experience slight bleeding. Dermal fillers may result in mild bruising, redness, and swelling which typically resolves within two to three days.
Am I a Good Candidate for Lip Augmentation?
The best candidates to undergo lip augmentation want to plump up thin lips or create a fuller look. If you smile and your top lip or both lips disappear, you may benefit from lip augmentation.
How Much Does Lip Augmentation Cost in Lexington?
Lip augmentation prices vary from patient to patient, so give us a call today, and a member of our friendly and knowledgeable staff would be happy to assist you. We recommend setting up a complimentary consultation with Dr. Dowden, where you can discuss your questions and concerns in a one-on-one setting. We offer financing and accept cash, checks, and major credit cards.
If you want to learn more or have any questions about lip augmentation procedures, contact us at 859-274-4201. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have and help you schedule a consultation. Dowden Plastic Surgery serves patients throughout Lexington, Georgetown and the surrounding area of Kentucky.