Lip Augmentation The Woodlands
Full, shapely lips are widely regarded as the hallmark of sexiness. Most of us, however, were not born with voluminous lips. Fortunately, through lip augmentation, a procedure that involves injection with an injectable filler, people who desire fuller-looking, more kissable lips can finally have them.
If You’re Considering Lip Augmentation
Individuals considering lip augmentation are generally displeased with the shape of their lips. Though this is the most common complaint among those who seek treatment, there are numerous subcategories to shapeless lips.
Some of these include:
- Thin, fat, or small lips
- Drooping lips
- Loss of fullness
- Laugh lines
- Lipstick lines
Contraindications may include cold sores, dental abscesses and skin eruptions like rashes and pimples. Consult with Dr. Gill to find out if you are a candidate for lip augmentation.
What to Expect in Treatment
Lip augmentation takes place in your surgeon’s office facility. Many injectables, like hyaluronic acid, are premixed with anesthetic, so additionally anesthetic is not necessary. Dr. Gill will first carefully mark the areas for injection. Then with a fine needle, the filler will be administered at the planned injection sites. Injections add volume to specific areas of the lips, while the doctor takes extra care to preserve the natural lip borders. The material is then massaged to ensure proper contour and to help prevent the formation of lumps.
Recovering from Lip Augmentation
Though the road to recovery from lip augmentation is not strenuous, it is important that know how to take care of the area to ensure positive results. Minimize movement of the lips for the first 24 hours or so after treatment. You can expect some mild discomfort and swelling for the first few hours after treatment, and some mild bruising that can last as long as a week. If your symptoms worsen, or you develop other side effects, please get medical help immediately.
The results of lip augmentation should last between 3-6 months; future treatments are necessary to maintain the appearance of full lips as the body metabolizes injectable materials over time.
Dr. Paul Gill patients come from all over the greater Houston area, including The Woodlands and Kingwood, Texas. Please give us a call if you would like to learn more about the benefits, risks, and costs of lip augmentation. Contact us using the online email form or call (936) 206-7137.