At Bundrick and O’Neal Plastic Surgery we have many options to enhance your lips. Dr. Bundrick can enhance your lips by using lip fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane, fat grafting or a lip lift. Lip lifts can be done in one of two methods. In the upper lip, a “bullhorn” incision under the nose can be used, this shortens the amount of skin between the nose and the lip and rools the pink lip out for a powerful rejuvenating effect. A “commisure-lift” removes a triangular piece of skin from corners of the mouth to help “turn that frown upside down!”
Am I a Good Candidate for this procedure?
You are a good candidate for injectable fillers if you would like to restore facial contours, or reduce the appearance of lines and creases, injection therapy with soft tissue fillers may by right for you. Injectable fillers can:
Plump up the lips
Enhance shallow contours
Soften facial creases and wrinkles
Improve the appearance of recessed scars
Considering Injectable Fillers
While not as involved as surgical cosmetic procedures, soft tissue augmentation is a medical procedure.
Is this Right for Me?
The visible signs of facial aging occur over time as a result of sun exposure, heredity and life style. One of the earliest signs of aging is a loss of facial fullness and the development of wrinkles. Softening of these facial lines and the restoration of volume and fullness in the face often can be achieved non-surgically with injectable fillers.
How will I look and feel initially?
The results of soft tissue augmentation using injectable fillers are apparent immediately. Your initial appearance after treatment with any filler may include:
- Mild swelling or bruising
- Temporary numbness or redness
- An “over-filled” appearance to treated areas
These conditions can be alleviated with topical icing and will improve within a matter of hours or just a few days.
The results of soft tissue augmentation with injectable fillers are not permanent. The continued aging of your face and variables in the absorption of fillers will affect how long your results last.
Should you choose not to repeat treatment, your appearance will return to its original condition. Plumped lips will loose volume and improved wrinkles, creases and scars will visibly recess and fully reappear in time.