What is Lip Augmentation?
Lip augmentation is a lip enhancement procedure that is used to improve the size and shape of the lips. Most often, lip augmentation is used to address volume loss that develops due to the aging process. However, lip augmentation is also an ideal treatment for patients who would simply like more voluptuous lips. Gallaher Plastic Surgery & Spa MD specializes in numerous lip augmentation techniques, including Alloderm lip implants as well as lip injections, giving patients flexibility in their lip augmentation procedure.
How Much Does a Lip Augmentation Cost?
At Gallaher Plastic Surgery & Spa MD, we take a personalized approach to every lip augmentation procedure. This means that the cost of your treatment will depend on variables such as your personal preferences and unique cosmetic goals. As a result, we cannot provide you with the exact cost of treatment until you visit us in-office for a consultation. If you are concerned about the cost of your treatment, we are proud to offer plastic surgery financing to help make our treatments more affordable. In addition, we offer CosmetAssure insurance with every cosmetic surgery, so you can go into your treatment with confidence and peace of mind.
What Are Lip Injections?
Lip injections are non-surgical lip augmentation treatments that enhance the size and shape of the lips via injection. The available treatments include fat transfer and injections, which use natural body fat, and dermal fillers and injectables, which use unique gels to add natural-looking volume to the lips. Lip injections are the preferred method of lip augmentation because they require less downtime and can be easily maintained.
How is a Lip Augmentation Performed?
Your lip augmentation procedure will depend on the technique used for your treatment. For lip implants, we will use anesthesia to ensure your comfort and safety. Incisions will be made inside the mouth, where we will insert and secure the desired lip implant. For lip injections, only a topical anesthetic is necessary. After the skin is numbed, we will perform a number of injections into and around the lips. Then, we may lightly massage the lips to ensure the injected product is evenly distributed.
What is the Recovery Like After a Lip Augmentation?
The recovery from your lip augmentation will depend on your lip augmentation treatment. Lip injections require no downtime or recovery period, allowing patients to return to work and other activities immediately after treatment. Lip implants will require some downtime, as the lips may be swollen, bruised, and sore for several days. We encourage patients to adjust their diet during this time to avoid irritating the lips.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from a Lip Augmentation?
The results from lip implants are permanent, although you can choose to have your lip implants removed at any time. Lip injections produce results that last between a few months and a few years, depending on the dermal filler products used. Even as results begin to fade, you can easily receive additional treatments to maintain them.
Are you ready to schedule your lip augmentation for full, shapely lips? Contact us today to schedule a consultation! Gallaher Plastic Surgery & Spa MD welcomes patients from Knoxville, Loudon, Powell, and the surrounding cities of East Tennessee.