LIP FILLERS & AUGMENTATION PHOENIX
Lip Filler in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Gilbert and surrounding AZ cities
Ideal Candidates for a Lip Augmentation
- Thin or flat lips
- Small lips
- Drooping lips
- Asymmetrical lips
- Vertical lip wrinkles
To minimize the risk of complications, most surgeons will not perform this procedure on individuals who have dental abscesses, cold sores, skin eruptions, lip ulcers, or excessive oral plaque. During your initial consultation, Dr. LaBarbera will examine you, establish whether you are a good fit for this procedure, and recommend the best course of action.
- Add volume to your lips
- Enhance lip definition
- Rejuvenate aging lips
- Improve overall contour of the lips
OPTIONS FOR LIP AUGMENTATION
Before & After Photos
Your Initial Consultation with Dr. Labarbera
For patients who prefer augmentation through implants, Dr. LaBarbera will make incisions on the corner of the mouth, and create a tunnel through which to insert the implant. This way, any scars resulting from the surgery are concealed and unnoticeable to the naked eye. Fine sutures that dissolve after healing are used for a complete, pleasing look. In cases where injectable fillers are used, the surgeon does not need to make any incisions. The fillers are directly injected below the lip’s surface using small needles. During this process, he takes great care to shape the filler in accordance with the patient’s cosmetic goals.
Lip augmentation surgery – where an implant needs to be paced – is typically performed at Dr. Jude LaBarbera’s Gilbert or Scottsdale (Arizona) operating room under general anesthesia. The entire surgery takes about an hour to complete and patients are able to go home the same day. Lip augmentation with injectable fillers does not require any anesthesia. Nonetheless, local numbing may be performed to increase the patient’s comfort level during the procedure. It’s common for patients to experience swelling and bruising after lip augmentation, but these usually go away within a few days. Patients can immediately see the results of the augmentation, but it may take up to a few weeks for the final results to manifest.
Plan your procedure
Lip augmentation surgery costs vary from patient to patient. Where injectable fillers are used, the procedure cost will run between $500 and $800 per syringe. Given that reinjections are required to maintain the results, the long-term cost can be more than that of augmentation surgery (using implants). Insurance typically does not cover lip augmentation, so patients will need to make their own arrangements.
Lip Augmentation FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
Temporary vs permanent lip augmentation?
How authentic are the results of lip augmentation?
Will there will be visible scars?
Jude LaBarbera MD Plastic Surgery of Scottsdale & Gilbert has provided this website for informational purposes only. This website does not constitute formal medical advice. Please contact our office to schedule your plastic surgery consultation to further discuss your medical needs. Serving Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, and other surrounding cities in Arizona, including Paradise Valley, Chandler, and Mesa AZ.