LIP FILLERS & AUGMENTATION PHOENIX
Lip Filler in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Gilbert and surrounding AZ cities
When consulting Dr. LaBarbera, he’ll discuss both surgical and non-surgical treatment options. Juvederm injections are great for patients who do not want surgery or those who do not have time to recover from surgery. These results from these injectables, however, are temporary. Dermal grafting techniques – which use the patient’s own tissue to augment the lips – are a more permanent approach. Your plastic surgeon will listen to your concerns, help you make an informed treatment choice, and employ the latest approaches to help you achieve full, plump lips.
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
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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. Given that re-injections 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?
Patients can either choose to have a temporary, a semi-permanent, or a permanent lip augmentation. In cases where patients don’t want to have surgery or do not have the time to recovery from lip surgery, then temporary augmentation (through injectable fillers) is a common choice. Temporary augmentation also tends to be less expensive. However, keep in mind that reinjections are required every few months and the total long-term costs can exceed those of permanent augmentation through surgery.
How authentic are the results of lip augmentation?
Modern, skilled surgeons use advanced approaches to accomplish great results and provide a natural look with lip augmentation. Patients are advised to work with a highly experienced cosmetic surgeon in order to get better results and minimize the risk of complications.
Will there will be visible scars?
Dr. Jude LaBarbera will place incision sites along the natural lip line. This way, any scars resulting from the procedure are hardly noticeable – it at all. In the case where fillers are used, the injection does not cause any scars at all.
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.