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Lip Augmentation in Worcester, MA

As we age, lips that were once full and voluptuous become reduced to thin brittle lines surrounded by vertical wrinkles, making our entire face look aged. If you are considering lip augmentation to restore youthful fullness to your lips, Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom at Salisbury Plastic Surgery in Worcester provides lip augmentation treatments for residents of Shrewsbury and neighboring areas in Massachusetts.

What Is Lip Augmentation?

Lip augmentation refers to any treatment that enhances lip volume, fullness, symmetry, and definition.The most popular lip augmentation procedures are injectable dermal fillers that augment volume, fullness, and definition in the lips, and diminish the appearance of vertical lines and wrinkles around the lips. Other forms of lip augmentation involve the insertion of implants into the lips to add fullness and definition.  Salisbury Plastic Surgery offers a variety of injectable fillers to enhance lip volume and restore fullness and definition to your lips.

How Can Lip Augmentation Improve my Appearance?

One of the most common effects of the aging process is the appearance of thin flat lips surrounded by vertical lines, and lipstick bleeding beyond the lip line due to lack of definition. If you want to eliminate those vertical lines and restore definition, as well as add volume and smoothness to lips that have become thin and brittle, lip augmentation can very quickly and simply refresh your facial appearance. Lip augmentation is a safe, minimally invasive procedure, requiring no recovery time, and results last several months.

Am I a Good Candidate for Lip Augmentation?

If your lips are thin and brittle, your lipstick won’t stay inside the outline of your lips, or your lips have virtually disappeared altogether and now face south, you may be an ideal candidate for lip augmentation, assuming you are a healthy adult. Not all adults make good candidates. Lip augmentation is not recommended for people who have recurring health conditions affecting the lips, such as oral herpes.

How Does Lip Augmentation Work?

Lip augmentation may be achieved either via dermal filler injections or by inserting implants into the lips to increase volume and fullness.  Either way, lip augmentation is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that takes about an hour.

Lip Injections

In the case of lip augmentation using dermal filler injections, no incisions or anesthesia is required. Some dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, which attracts and binds with water, further increasing lip volume via natural hydration. Other formulas may also trigger the body to produce more collagen, a structural element that restores elasticity, firmness, and volume, enhancing lip fullness for several months. Dermal fillers are injected using an ultra-thin needle into points along the outline of the lips. You may choose to have the area numbed with a topical anesthetic.

Lip Implants

Lip implants provide results that are more permanent than dermal fillers but also require two small incisions through which the implants are inserted and positioned in the lips. The procedure is performed in about an hour and requires numbing the area. In some cases, implants and dermal fillers may be combined for a more comprehensive treatment.

What Can I Expect After Lip Augmentation?

There is no required recovery period following lip augmentation. Patients may return to normal activities immediately. Some individuals may initially experience minor soreness, swelling or bruising, but these symptoms subside within one to two days. You must avoid touching your lips or kissing anyone immediately following the treatment. Results are visible immediately following treatment and will become even more attractive as time passes and swelling subsides.  Some dermal fillers provide benefits that continue to improve the appearance of the lips over time, and after the course of a few weeks, your lips will gradually become even more full and defined.

How Much Does Lip Augmentation Cost in Worcester?

The cost of lip augmentation varies depending on many factors, such as the type of dermal filler used and the amount, or whether you opt to also have implants added. Typically health insurance doesn’t cover elective cosmetic treatments such as lip augmentation, but our office provides easy financing methods and accepts various forms of payment.

If you dream of having kissable voluptuous lips, but are stuck with thin, flat, invisible ones, your solution may be lip augmentation at Salisbury Plastic Surgery in Worcester, where Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom and her team of specialists provide lip augmentation and other facial contouring treatments, for Massachusetts residents in Shrewsbury and neighboring areas. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.