The shape of your lips can easily dictate your face’s overall appearance. For fuller, plumper lips, New Jersey Plastic Surgery® can easily enhance the shape of your lips with a variety of techniques designed to deliver the desired appearance for your lips. Located in Montclair, NJ, New Jersey Plastic Surgery® performs lip augmentation for the residents in and around Bloomfield, Essex County, Morristown and the surrounding communities.
What is Lip Augmentation?
Fuller, plumper lips are a desirable facial quality among both men and women, especially after years of aging. Lip augmentation uses implants or dermal fillers to give you that coveted appearance of fuller lips. Whether you choose injections to enhance your lips for months at a time or implants as a more permanent option, lip augmentation can greatly improve your look.
The Best Candidates for Lip Augmentation
Lip Augmentation is a simple procedure that can help considerably if you’re self-conscious about the shape of your mouth and want to enhance your self-confidence. If you find that your lips are naturally thin, tend to disappear when you smile or are imbalanced in comparison with your other facial features, a lip augmentation may be the right procedure to boost your self-esteem.
Planning Your Lip Augmentation
There is more than one option when considering lip augmentation, which can make it difficult to decide which procedure is best for you. A consultation with New Jersey Plastic Surgery® will help you find out which approach is best for you, based on the shape of your face and your expectations for lip augmentation. Each option will be carefully discussed with you to bring about your desired results.
Preparing For Your Lip Augmentation
How you prepare for your lip augmentation will depend largely on what kind of procedure will be performed. Your surgeon will discuss the details of your procedure with you and will give you specific instructions to follow before your surgery. If you smoke, you may be required to stop smoking for a pre-determined amount of time before your lip augmentation. You may be asked to stop taking certain medications.
Lip augmentation is performed as an outpatient procedure so you will need to arrange for someone to drive you home and care for you following your surgery. During your consultation, your surgeon will address any questions or concerns you might have.
Types of Anesthesia
The type of anesthesia used during your lip augmentation will be determined in conjunction with the procedure being performed. Your surgeon may use a mild sedative and a local anesthesia for lip augmentation so that you will not feel any pain. You may elect general anesthesia as an option, which will allow you to sleep during the procedure.
The Lip Augmentation Procedures
There are several options when electing for a lip augmentation procedure, including dermal fillers, fat transfers, and lip implants.
For the least invasive option, dermal fillers are a popular approach. Injected into your lip, fillers can provide you with the volume, shape and structure you desire and last for several months. The volume created by dermal lip fillers is completely natural looking and will compliment the shape of your face.
Fat transfers present another minimally invasive option. Fat cells are extracted from an area of your body through the process of liposuction and then injected into your lips. Lip augmentations performed through a fat transfer procedure can last up to three years.
Lip implants offer a more permanent augmentation, produced by surgically inserting implants via small incisions. The incisions will be made in the corner of your lips in order to hide any scarring.
How Much Does Lip Augmentation Cost?
Lip augmentation is considered to be elective, so most insurance providers won’t cover the costs. To help make lip augmentation affordable and accessible for everyone, New Jersey Plastic Surgery® offers financing options. For your convenience, we accept cash, check, Visa®, Master®Card, American Express® and Discover®. Financing options via CareCredit® and AlphaeonTM are also available.
After Your Lip Augmentation
Recovering from lip augmentation is fairly quick and minimal. Patients can expect to experience swelling and soreness after the procedure. Your surgeon will prescribe medication to reduce any pain following your surgery. Over the next few days and weeks, the swelling will subside, allowing you to return to your normal routine and enjoy your new look.
Getting Back to Normal Following Your Lip Augmentation
Your recovery process will be dictated by the type of procedure your surgeon performs, but regardless of the type of surgery you have, you will be able to return to your normal life in just a few weeks. At first, you may have trouble speaking and eating, which will become easier as the swelling in your lips subsides. You should expect to take it easy for several days after your procedure, and you may feel some discomfort. In the following days and weeks, you will begin to see the effects of your lip augmentation, feeling satisfied with the results.
A lip augmentation can help you regain a more flattering, proportional look to your face. If you live in or around Bloomfield, Essex County or Morristown and are looking to perform a lip augmentation, contact New Jersey Plastic Surgery® in Montclair, NJ, today to set up an appointment.