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Lip Enhancement Options
Fortunately, the popularity of lip enhancement means that many techniques to make them fuller, shapelier, and more youthful have been developed. A good approach if you are new to lip enhancement can be to start with a temporary option and progress from there if you are happy with the results. Small or shrinking lips, thin lips, and asymmetrical lips can benefit from a range of options to enhance your smile.
An ingenious procedure, fat transfer/fat grafting/autologous fat injections use your own fat tissue to plump up your lips. Dr. Gerstle performs this surgical procedure by using liposuction on the abdomen to harvest your own body fat. Then that tissue is cleaned and used to augment lip shape, and add contour and volume.
There are many advantages to using fat grafting to rejuvenate the lips. The results look and feel natural—because they are! And of course, because your own tissue is being used, there is almost no danger of an allergic reaction. Finally, unlike implants, the fat is placed without the need for incisions.
Fat grafting is a long-lasting treatment that may not need to be repeated. You will be able to return home on the same day of the procedure, with several days to a week of downtime due to the liposuction.
Dermal Lip Filler Injections
There are many advantages to using lip fillers as a way to create a big change in lips without a lot of expense. Different types have different benefits, such as plumping, smoothing, or shaping the lips. Fillers are an excellent way to create a natural, soft look without the hassle of a surgery. Utilizing safe and natural ingredients such as hyaluronic acid give you the lips you’ve always wanted with almost zero headaches.
If you decide to take the plunge with fillers after consulting with Dr. Gerstle, we will take photos in order to accurately assess the best ways to improve the look of your lips. In under a half an hour, Dr. Gerstle can create a new, more voluminous, more sensual set of lips according to your desired plumpness and size. Recovery includes nothing more than some redness and bruising around the injection site—if any at all.
Following the procedure, make sure to take a couple of days away from your workout to let everything heal up smoothly. It can take up to two weeks to experience the final results of the injection.
Tissue grafting is similar to fat grafting but uses skin rather than fat as the plumping agent. Skin harvested from the stomach—perhaps from a C-section scar if available—is rolled into a tube shape and inserted into the lips. It has a similar longevity to fat grafting and a similar price tag as well.
Lip Enhancement Safety
Lip enhancement procedures have an excellent all-around record for safety as well as effectiveness. Any surgical procedure carries a small risk of infection or reaction to anesthesia, but you are very likely to have a safe experience with lip enhancement, whichever procedure you choose.
Benefits of Lip Enhancement
- Restores a youthful appearance to the lip
- Enhances a congenitally small lip
- Easy procedure and quick results
- Creates a pouty, sultry appearance
- Improves self-confidence
Lip Enhancement FAQ
How large are the scars after getting a lip implant or lip lift?
Lip implants are placed under small incisions in the corners of the mouth and the lip lift incisions are also tiny. Dr. Gerstle places the incisions discreetly along your natural skin folds so that they are barely noticeable after healing.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a safe substance that is naturally produced by the body. It helps the skin to retain moisture and is used in many moisturizers and other beauty products.
How do lip injections feel?
You should feel completely normal once any bruising or swelling subsides. You may feel the increased plumpness at first, but as your body adjusts to the new dimensions, they will feel the same as they do now.
Are fillers safe?
Yes. They use safe ingredients and are FDA approved. Dr. Gerstle is highly trained and experienced in administering filler injections and only uses FDA approved materials.
Can I control the amount of fullness that my lips will have after getting fillers?
Yes! We can control the amount of filler you receive, and different types of fillers create different results.
Is the filler procedure painful?
You may experience some mild discomfort from the injections, but we will supply some lidocaine cream to numb the injection site beforehand. Most people are not bothered by the injections.
Will the treatment cause bruising?
Some patients experience light bruising. Some coverup and lipstick for a couple of days will do the trick.
I’m worried about my lips looking fake or clownlike.
Don’t worry! Dr. Gerstle is highly trained in all lip enhancement procedures and knows how to create a tasteful look.
What if only my top or bottom lip needs filler?
That’s no problem. It is possible to have only one lip treated with filler. Dr. Gerstle will be able to advise the best course of treatment to achieve the look you want.
Can I work out on the day of the treatment?
Take at least 24 hours to allow the procedure to settle before exercising. Rushing back to the gym could increase swelling, so take it easy for a day or two.
Should I choose fillers or implants?
Consider whether you want a permanent change or a temporary, no-commitment lip augmentation that can be changed as soon as you are due for your next procedure. For someone who is confident in the look they want and perhaps has even had fillers previously, implants may be a wise choice. If you’re new to lip augmentation, starting off with fillers can be a perfect way to get your feet wet and try different looks before deciding on one that lasts longer.
Lip Enhancement Financing
We offer plastic surgery financing through CareCredit. CareCredit is a healthcare credit card designed for your health and wellness needs for you and your entire family. Use it to pay for out-of-pocket expenses not covered by medical insurance, and special financing options are available that you may not be able to get with other cards.
Pay for health, and wellness care at over 200,000 enrolled providers across the nation. Once you’ve applied, you can use it again and again at any location that accepts CareCredit. For more information and to apply, please visit CareCredit.com.
What our patients are saying…
Dr. Gerstle and his nurse “susan” made my procedure so comfortable for me! Helped me meet transportation concerns, met me in the office after hours…The list truly does go on and on. These are things that I think the medical field has got away from. Thanks dr. Gerstle for putting the patient first. Big thumbs up!!! – 50 year old male. Lexington, KY
So happy I did this for myself. Dr. Gerstle did such a nice job. Next year I’m going back for a tummy tuck & telling all of my friends they need to do the same. Oh, and he always gives you his cell phone # and email so you can always ask him questions! How awesome is that?! – So So So Happy I Did This for Myself! – Lexington, KY
When I had my consultation with Dr. Gerstle for facial asymmetry due to my neurofibromatosis I was so pleased with how it went, for the first time I felt confident that the results I had always wanted could be achieved. I was overjoyed with the results after my surgery and will continue to see him for anything I need in the future. – 29 Years Old with Facial Asymmetry
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