Angelina Jolie doesn’t have the monopoly on beautiful lips. Anyone, even those with naturally thin lips, can achieve fuller, more attractive lips with lip augmentation. Explore your options today by scheduling a personalized consultation with double board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Coan. Call us at 919-484-4884 to schedule yours.
How Is Lip Augmentation Performed?
Lip augmentation is often performed non-surgically, using an injectable dermal filler. The filler is injected into the lips to enhance the shape, add volume, smooth lines and wrinkles, etc. Lip augmentation can bring the lips into balance with your other facial features. It can be used to increase natural lip size or to restore lost volume or thinning due to aging. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your lips, come see us to learn about your options.
Typically Dr. Coan recommends using a hyaluronic acid filler, like Juvéderm®, for lip enhancement. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally found in the skin. It is highly biocompatible and can be used without pre-treatment testing. Lip enhancement with a hyaluronic acid filler typically lasts for 6-9 months. Results can be maintained with regular retreatment.
I Don’t Want Duck Lips- Help!
Natural looking lip augmentation results are possible, but only if you choose your injector carefully. It is very easy to overuse filler in the lips, resulting in an overfilled, “duck lips” appearance. Dr. Coan is careful to balance the lips with your other features, not to overpower them. He has found that restraint is the key to results that are both natural looking and full. He’ll use the right amount of filler to provide results without overfilling the lips. He is well known for his natural looking results.
Fat Grafting for Lip Augmentation
If you want a more lasting solution to lip augmentation, consider fat transfer. This procedure provides similar results to hyaluronic acid injectables, but with longer lasting results. Fat is extracted from an area on the body, cleaned and processed, and injected into the lips. This transferred fat can establish a blood supply and become a permanent part of the lips. Fat grafting can provide near-permanent lip enhancement without the need for touch-up treatments. A few initial treatments may be needed to achieve your best results.
For kissable lips that look and feel natural, come see Dr. Coan. Lip enhancement can give you the fuller voluptuous lips you’re dreaming of.