Lip Augmentation in Middletown, NJ
Fuller lips are a physical feature that many women want. At Allure Plastic Surgery Center, patients in Red Bank, NJ, can enjoy beautiful, softer lips through lip augmentation.
What Is Lip Augmentation?
Lip augmentation is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure in which facial fillers are used to plump the lips to help women look younger and more radiant. At Allure Plastic Surgery Center, we use Juvederm® to add fullness to the lips in a natural way that complements our patients’ faces. This treatment is highly effective in rejuvenating one’s appearance as it plumps the lips and smooths the deep lines and creases of the face, if desired.
Benefits of Lip Augmentation
Lip augmentation can make women look younger as well as provide the following benefits:
- Bring more contour to the lips
- Correct vertical lines that are noticeable when pursing lips
- Soften lipstick bleed lines
- Lift the edges of the lips to reposition them in a more pleasant manner
- Redefine the “cupid’s bow” in the center of the upper lip
How Is Lip Augmentation Performed?
Lip augmentation involves injecting Juvederm® facial filler directly into the lips or above and below them depending on the desired look. Most physicians inject it along the natural band of the upper lip to mold the cupid’s bow. From there, the lower lips are done, followed by the corners of the mouth. The lips are gently massaged to ensure they maintain a natural look without any bumps or lumps. Dr. Taylor is careful to maintain a natural appearance of the lips. He then makes detailed notes and diagrams on the individualized treatment pattern for future reference.
Patients usually receive a numbing cream to apply prior to the procedure to minimize any discomfort. If necessary, Dr. Taylor can administer a local nerve block injection in the office to minimize any potential discomfort.
Preparing for Lip Augmentation
There is no preparation needed for Juvederm® except to take the following precautions:
- Stop taking ibuprofen, aspirin, or any blood thinning medications or supplements for about a week prior to receiving Juvederm® to lessen the chances of bruising
- Stop smoking prior to the procedure
Recovery from Lip Augmentation
Lip augmentation is a quick, in-office procedure with immediate results and little downtime. There may be mild discomfort and swelling immediately following the treatment which usually resolves itself within a few hours. Additionally, it is common to be numb around your mouth for an hour or two in a way similar to after a dental visit, so it is advisable to limit mouth movement until the numbness wears off. Patients are asked to return for a follow-up appointment to evaluate the results, allow any modification of the treatment, and ensure patient satisfaction. Lip augmentation typically lasts three to six months.
How Much Does Lip Augmentation Cost?
The cost of lip augmentation varies with each patient based on the desired look and the extent of the procedure. During your consultation, we can go over the costs as well as our payment options. We accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards. In an effort to make the cost more feasible, we offer financing through CareCredit®. With all cosmetic treatments and procedures, we ask that the full payment be made prior to the appointment for the procedure.
Is Lip Augmentation Right for Me?
If your lips have begun to thin or have lost some of their contour with age or if you simply want to have fuller, more defined lips, lip augmentation may be right for you.
Why Choose Dr. Taylor for Lip Augmentation?
Dr. Taylor has performed thousands of lip augmentation procedures using facial fillers. He is successful at achieving exceptional results because he takes the time to make sure the look is soft and natural. Lip augmentation is an art form in addition to being a medical procedure. Dr. Taylor has the ability to combine this art with the science of the anatomy of the lip to create beautiful, fuller lips.
What to Expect During Your Lip Augmentation Consultation
During your consultation with Dr. Taylor, he will talk with you about what you want out of lip augmentation and then evaluate your lips to determine the best treatment. He will also take time to answer any questions you have to ensure your confidence in his abilities in giving you the look you want.
At Allure Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. John Taylor offers plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures as well as non-invasive advanced skin care treatments to patients in Red Bank, NJ, and the surrounding areas. Contact us to set up your consultation today.