Lip Augmentation for Fuller, Plumper Lips
Lip augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the world. Over the last several decades, physicians have designed an entire suite of procedures designed to restore volume, smooth lines, and bring back the lips’ youthful glow. From minimally invasive options like fillers to more permanent surgical solutions like implants and lip lifts, today’s lip enhancement procedures are more effective than ever. If you are thinking about lip augmentation, openly discuss your goals with your surgeon. In doing so, you are more likely to achieve the results you really want.
Lip fillers are FDA-approved products injected directly into the lips by dermatologists. In many cases, they can also be injected into the areas around the mouth to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Today’s popular lip fillers include Juvéderm and Restylane, which are both clinically tested for safety and efficacy.
We inject a carefully controlled amount of filler into the upper and lower lip, which takes only a few minutes. For aftercare, avoid excessive salt, hot temperatures, and strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours, and be sure to stay well hydrated. Any discomfort you experience can be managed with over-the-counter pain relief.
Lip implants are surgical procedures in which Dr. Elizabeth makes tiny incisions in each corner of your mouth to insert an appropriately sized FDA-approved implant into your lips. Though this procedure does have a longer recovery time, it can provide more noticeable and realistic results that last far longer than any injectable.
Dr. Elizabeth uses local anesthesia to manage discomfort during the procedure, and pain medication may be administered or prescribed after the procedure to keep you comfortable during recovery.
A lip lift is another surgical procedure designed to help reposition the lips for a more youthful appearance. Dr. Elizabeth will remove the excess skin from between your nose and upper lip or from the corners of your mouth to give the lips a more lifted appearance. This surgery is often paired with lip implants, fat transfers, or lip fillers to complete the look, so recovery time will vary depending on the scope of the procedure.
You may have sutures that must be removed in five to seven days, and pain medications can be used to mitigate pain and discomfort.
Learn More about New Mexico Lip Augmentation
If you are interested in thicker, fuller, plumper lips, or if you have questions about procedures to restore youthfulness to your lips, reach out to Dr. Elizabeth and her team today. Dr. Elizabeth will listen to your concerns and needs as you explain what you wish to accomplish with your augmentation. The doctor and the team will help you discover the best procedures for reaching realistic goals and confirm that you are a good candidate, then ask you to take some time to consider the options. When you decide to proceed, you can book your appointment at any time.
Dr. Elizabeth graduated magna cum laude from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, a highly renowned international school known as the ‘Harvard of Canada’. She received her Doctorate of Medicine from The Larner College of Medicine at The University of Vermont, graduating with multiple awards including The Pilcher Award for Excellence in Surgery. She completed her five-year Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Residency at The University of New Mexico. She was then selected for one of the most competitive fellowships in the country in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, with the world-renowned surgeon Dr. Jeffrey H. Spiegel, at Boston University and The Spiegel Center in Boston, Massachusetts.