Full, perfect lips are sometimes born and sometimes made. For those of us who have naturally thin lips or who have noticed a loss of volume with age, lip augmentation is the perfect way to gain a beautiful and natural look. Augmentation is non-surgical and, when provided by our skilled team at Parkins Plastic Surgery, provides a subtle enhancement that dramatically improves your confidence.
Ask Dr. Maida Parkins about injections for lip augmentation in Milwaukee and Madison!
Why Choose Lip Enhancement?
Full and plump lips are not only a beauty trend, they contribute to an overall appearance of youthfulness. We often associate thin and withered lips with age, while full volume and suppleness is part of youth and beauty. Lip enhancement offers a subtle boost in volume, which has a powerful effect on your facial appearance. Alternatively, fillers can be used to smooth lines around the lips without adding volume. Combined with other facial treatments, such as BOTOX® and fillers, lip enhancement is the perfect way to round out your look.
While there is more than one way to achieve full and pouty lips, dermal fillers are the least invasive and most popular. Patients can also choose fat transfer and implants; however, these are more complex procedures and cannot be as easily reversed if patients decide on a different look.
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Dr. Parkins and her staff are amazing. From the begin of my journey to the end all of my questions were answered. The surgery and procedure went great with no complications. I followed the Doctor’s orders, the pain was minimum and the results are far more then my expectations. Never in my wildest dreams would I ever be wearing a bikini again and I did this past summer. I would highly recommend Dr. Parkins and her office for any procedures. I will definitely be seeing her again in the future.
I enjoyed every part of my surgery experience. The staff was friendly, Dr. Parkins was very professional and she made sure I was satisfied with my decision. I had help at very point along the way and I would definitely go back to Dr. Parkins in the future.
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Lip Augmentation in Milwaukee at Parkins Plastic Surgery
While lip augmentation has certainly become more popular over the years, with many celebrities opting for dramatic fullness, Dr. Parkins’ goal is to help you look naturally beautiful and subtly enhanced. Even a bit too much filler can create an over-treated look, which is why Dr. Parkins is careful and meticulous with her injections, creating just the right amount of volume. Fillers recommended for lip enhancement include:
- Juvéderm® Ultra
During your consultation, Dr. Parkins provides an examination to determine how soft tissue volume can be improved to create the desired appearance. At this appointment, you will have the opportunity to ask any questions, voice concerns, and Dr. Parkins can design your treatment plan, which includes the recommended type of filler.
To enhance lips, Dr. Parkins provides injections at the treatment site. The procedure itself is quick and comfortable. Topical numbing cream can be provided, but – like all injections – patients feel a slight pinching sensation.
Dr. Maida Parkins
Dr. Parkins is committed to providing a unique plastic surgery experience, where patients become friends and feel comfortable expressing their concerns. Dr. Parkins is compassionate and caring in her approach to patient service; she offers a female perspective to help make sure patients feel listened to under her care. Together, she and her staff offer a welcoming environment for patients beginning their aesthetic journey.
When you visit our Lake Country plastic surgery office, you are treated to individualized attention and treatment planning. This ensures you love your results and can enjoy all the benefits of truly customized plastic surgery. Dr. Parkins and her team take great pride in transforming patients’ confidence and wellbeing through aesthetic medicine.
After Lip Augmentation: What to Expect
There is no recovery period associated with dermal fillers for the lips. Patients should expect swelling at the injection sites and some mild bruising, as with any application of facial filler. This swelling can persist for two days; be sure to give yourself plenty of time to heal and allow results to mature. Many patients are concerned that swelling has not receded the very next day, but it’s important to note that, because hyaluronic acid holds water, this and the swelling can make lips look larger than desired at first. As the inflammation minimizes, you will see your results develop.
Full results are visible at the two-week mark. If you have any concerns about swelling, first try applying an ice pack to the area and avoid medications that can thin the blood, as this contributes to swelling.
If you have questions about lip filler and what you can expect as you heal, please contact Dr. Parkins for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions about Lip Filler
What At-Home Care Routine Should I Follow?
You can ice your lips to help alleviate inflammation and may want to take the rest of the day off. While you will feel fine physically, you may feel self-conscious going out in public with swollen lips. Patients can also take arnica supplements to help reduce swelling and bruising. Treatment is associated with very little downtime and minimal after care to support best results.
Can Botox be Used to Fill Lips?
Botox is a neuromodulator, which affects the muscles in order to smooth facial lines, but does not create a filling effect and is therefore not used to boost lip volume. If you are concerned about fine lines around the mouth, Botox can be provided to help smooth the lines and filler can also be added to further provide smoothing. By combining Botox with filler for fine lines, the filler lasts longer and the overall result is optimal.
How Long Can I Expect Results to Last?
Your results can be affected by your natural biology and how much filler was used to create the desired appearance. In general, Restylane and Juvéderm prove to be some of the longest-lasting brands used to fill the lips. With these, patients may only need touch-ups once or twice a year.
Will Lip Filler Treat Downturned Corners of the Mouth?
Patients with downturned lips often seek filler to create plumpness to resolve this downturned and frowning appearance. This issue may need correction with more than one treatment, however. Botox or dermal fillers can be used in the lower face to either freeze the muscle that creates the downturned look or to add volume to smooth depressions around the mouth. Lip filler can then be provided to enhance the cosmetic effect.