Modern aesthetic technology offers various options in lip augmentation. Lip enhancement treatments are becoming ever more popular, with women of all ages considering a treatment to increase lip volume. Plump, luscious lips are naturally appealing and look youthful and fresh. Whether you were born with thin lips, have lost lip volume with age, or just want plumper, more defined lips, the treatment used to enhance your lips will customized by Dr. Ahmad.
Fillers, Implants, or Fat Transfer for Lip Augmentation – What’s Right for You?
While it is common to enhance lip size with one of the appropriate dermal fillers (such as Juvéderm or Restylane), some patients opt for natural fat transfer. In this treatment, fat is harvested from another area of the body with sufficient excess fat (added benefit!). It is then purified and injected into the lips to add soft, natural volume. This treatment must be performed with great skill so the lips are sculpted to the size and shape envisioned by the patient.
Lip implants are a more permanent solution. These custom-developed implants are available in a range of shapes and sizes. To insert the implant, a small incision is made in the corner of each lip and the implant inserted to add the right shape and volume. The tiny incision is closed with absorbable sutures (stitches) and typically heals free from any visible scar, producing a completely natural look.
Lip Augmentation Fillers – Fast and Easy Lip Enhancement
While the use of dermal fillers is a fast and effective way to increase size, plumpness, and definition, it must be done right. The last thing you want is to have lips that appear overfilled, unnatural, or protrude too far. You want your lips to look natural, plump, and defined, with an improvement in balance with your other facial features. Dr. Ahmad has a real eye for beauty and takes great pride in his ability to create beautiful, luscious lips that appear natural.
Lip Augmentation FAQs
How do I get a lip augmentation that looks natural?
While the products on the market are very effective, such as Juvéderm or Restylane, it is the hands behind the procedure that make all the difference. It is never advised that you have lip enhancement from anyone but a highly-skilled MD who has a long history of successful treatments. These products plump the lips, but the amount injected and the placement of the injections has everything to do with the final outcome. For a natural look, the lower lip should be slightly larger, with a pleasing indentation in the center. The upper lip structure is unique to each patient and can be enhanced to create a more sculpted, appealing shape, a “cupid’s bow,” or even to help smooth out lip lines. Resculpting the “v” in the center of the upper lip requires an artistic eye.
How can I get a lip augmentation that lasts?
While fillers are very effective, some patients seek longer term changes. Lip implants can enhance your lips for the long term. Many people have very attractive facial features – but lack lip volume. Thin lips can be resolved with lip augmentation surgery. The treatment can shave years off your appearance and give you a more sensual, appealing look. Silicone implants are inserted to provide enduring volume, with no need to return for further treatments — as will be necessary with dermal fillers, which require retreatment every six months or so. Lip augmentation with natural fat transfer can potentially lead to enduring results, depending upon how many of the extracted fat cells settle in and become viable in the new location.
What is the downtime for lip augmentation?
Every type of treatment has a different recovery time. For fat transfer lip augmentation, only two to three days will be required in most cases. For fillers, there is no downtime at all. For lip implants, you will need to set aside about seven to ten days to achieve a full recovery, as this is a surgical procedure.
Is lip augmentation painful?
Dr. Ahmad works hard to ensure his patients are comfortable in treatment. In fat transfer lip enhancement, you may want to take over-the-counter painkillers for a few days after treatment. Dermal fillers for lip augmentation involve negligible discomfort, and most patients can return to work the same day without concern. If you are having lip implants, after the procedure you will be prescribed pain medication to take for the first few days after surgery. The pain associated with this surgical procedure is not severe and most patients can dispense with pain medication after a few days.
Does lip augmentation leave scars?
No visible scars are left after lip augmentation. Fat transfer involves injecting your own purified fat into the lips to sculpt and shape. Lip implants involve incisions, but these are hidden within the mouth itself, and are not visible after healing.
I have thin lips but am afraid a lip augmentation will look unnatural – what can I do?
All of us have seen people who have lip augmentations that look strange and unnatural. Rather than enhancing appearance, overfull lips draw attention and look obviously fake. It is all about achieving the perfect balance and harmony with your other facial features, without going overboard. The problem is knowing “how much is too much.” To avoid an artificial look requires an understanding of facial structure and how to increase lip volume and produce plump, healthy looking lips that appear fully natural. While some younger patients want exceptionally plump lips, older patients may be more concerned about loss of lip volume and are seeking treatment to rejuvenate and shape the lips — rather than creating an ultra-plump look. The key to achieving a natural look is to understand facial balance and to maintain the most appealing proportion between upper and lower lip.
My lips are asymmetrical – can lip augmentation resolve my problem?
Whether you have lips that are uneven as a genetic flaw or you had a former lip augmentation that was performed incorrectly, your lip shape and size can be resolved with a properly performed lip augmentation procedure.
Will lip augmentation leave my lips feeling soft?
When correctly performed, the results of lip augmentation feel natural. Initially, as your body heals, some patient’s lips may feel firmer, but they gradually soften to a normal, natural feel.
What filler is most often used in a professionally performed lip augmentation?
Two of the most effective lip augmentation fillers are Juvéderm and Restylane. Restylane Silk was specifically developed to help increase lip volume and to smooth lip lines. The thin texture and smaller hyaluronic acid particles of the product makes it very effective for a subtle, natural increase in lip volume and a smoothing of unsightly lip lines. Juvéderm Volbella XC was developed to provide longer lasting results. Rather than lasting a few months, the treatment can provide lip enhancement that lasts up to a year – a benefit for many patients.
How do I prepare for lip augmentation?
It can be valuable to bring a photo of the type of lip structure you envision for yourself – as well as a look you don’t want! Prior to your procedure, you should avoid taking aspirin, Motrin, Advil or other medication that thins the blood. No makeup should be worn prior to your procedure. Inform us of any medications you currently take, particularly if you are choosing to have lip implants.
What should I expect when getting lip augmentation?
The first step is cleaning your lips and applying a numbing cream for your own comfort. An ice pack will be applied to your mouth prior to injections. The actual application of a dermal filler, whether Juvéderm or Restylane, will require about half an hour to complete, with a series of tiny injections to sculpt and shape your lips.
Dr. Ahmad for Lip Augmentation
Dr. Syed Ahmad has garnered a reputation for excellence in facial rejuvenation, including lip augmentation, both surgical and non-surgical. His eye for balance and the great care with which he performs his procedures has made him a sought-after doctor for facial enhancements. Patients from the Dallas-Fort Worth area make his clinic the premier destination for lip augmentation treatments. He is focused upon surgical excellence and non-surgical treatments performed with the utmost attention to detail. You are invited to find out more about us and why countless women of all ages choose to get lip augmentation at our comfortable, modern Plano clinic.