Pouty, lush lips are attractive, but only some are naturally blessed with this feature. Our lip augmentation in Philadelphia with dermal fillers can add volume to the top or bottom lip, plumping thin or aging lips or creating a more defined “Cupid’s bow.”
- 1 Before and After Photos
- 2 Luscious Lips Await
- 3 Why Choose Dr. Pontell
- 4 What Is Lip Augmentation?
- 5 What Can Lip Augmentation Achieve?
- 6 What Are the Benefits?
- 7 Am I a Candidate?
- 8 New Office in Wayne, Pa Commercial
- 9 Lip Augmentation Near Me
- 10 Your Initial Consultation
- 11 Lip Augmentation Techniques
- 12 Lip Augmentation Recovery
- 13 Revision Lip Augmentation
- 14 FAQ
Before and After Photos
Luscious Lips Await
Among the facial features that represent health and vitality are the lips. Most people want plump, kissable lips that look young, luscious, and healthy. When performed with care by a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, lip augmentation can give you the lips you desire.
Why Choose Dr. Pontell
The care with which lip augmentation is performed matters. Double board-certified with over 27 years in the highly specialized medical field of facial plastic surgery, Dr. Jonathan Pontell is meticulous in lip augmentation, providing a lovely, natural-looking outcome that never looks overfilled.
Dr. Pontell offers patients the highest quality of care in his state-of-the-art Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center in the Philadelphia area. He provides detailed customization for each patient’s aesthetic journey. While in his care, you will always feel taken care of because he makes himself available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
What Is Lip Augmentation?
Some people are not naturally blessed with full lips, and aging can cause the lips to lose volume. It may not sound like an area to be concerned with, but many people are bothered by their thin, undefined lips and yearn for a longer-term solution.
Lip augmentation can be performed with fillers or surgical procedures to create fuller lips while diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. With many different techniques offered, patients can receive a personalized lip augmentation treatment from Dr. Pontell.
What Can Lip Augmentation Achieve?
By adding lip volume with facial fillers or surgical procedures, Dr. Pontell can help patients achieve lips that look and feel fuller and more youthful. A more voluminous pout can also create more harmony with the other facial features.
While our lip augmentation in Philadelphia is mainly performed to add fullness to the lips, many patients will notice its anti-aging benefits. By creating plumper lips, the appearance of lip lines and wrinkles can be smoothed out.
When one area of the face is not satisfactory or in harmony with the rest of the facial features, a person can feel self-conscious of their overall look. They may avoid taking pictures or have difficulty putting on makeup such as lipstick. After lip augmentation, patients will smile proudly with confidence and no longer shy away from appearing in photographs.
What Are the Benefits?
Lip augmentation provides a number of benefits for patients who would like to achieve youthful, supple, appealing lips, including the following:
- Non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment
- No downtime – brief recovery period
- Fewer lines and wrinkles around the mouth
- Short treatment time (20 minutes) with immediate results
- Results last six months to a year
- Improves confidence
- Enhances your natural beauty with a more youthful, full-lipped smile
Am I a Candidate?
Patients who want to improve their lips’ shape and size without surgery are usually candidates for lip augmentation. Patients must meet the following requirements for lip fillers:
- Are 18 years old or older
- Are not pregnant or breastfeeding
- Have no active skin concerns in the area, such as cold sores
- Are not allergic to the ingredients of the filler
Patients who seek surgical lip augmentation must be in good health and avoid smoking a month before and after the procedure for optimal healing.
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Lip Augmentation Near Me
Dr. Pontell’s Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center is located in the Main Line suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and serves all its surrounding areas, including Philadelphia and Wayne, PA, Delaware, and South Jersey. Schedule a consultation at his facility to get started on your lip augmentation today.
Your Initial Consultation
During your consultation with Dr. Pontell, you can share your goals, and he will evaluate your lips. Our lip augmentation in Philadelphia can be performed with Restylane®, JUVÉDERM®, a vermillion lip advancement, or a subnasal lip lift. Dr. Pontell will review each procedure and help you determine the best option for achieving your goals. Dr. Pontell uses computer imaging to give his patients a better idea of the results his facial cosmetic surgery could offer.
Lip Augmentation Techniques
Restylane® and JUVÉDERM® are soft injectable tissue fillers made of hyaluronic acid, which can be found naturally in the body. These fillers are deemed safe and effective for lip augmentation, posing little to no risk of allergic reaction in people sensitive to animal by-products.
The procedure takes between 15 and 30 minutes and entails several injections along the lip area. These products can also target facial wrinkles and lines around the eyes, mouth, or forehead.
Subnasal Lip Lift
The subnasal lip lift involves the surgical removal of a strip of skin from the crease between the upper lip and the base of the nose. Removing this piece of skin and closing the incision lifts the upper lip and makes it appear fuller.
By shortening the distance between the nose and the upper lip, the subnasal lip lift enhances the lip shape, improves the smile, and balances the proportion of the lips. The procedure can also be combined with volumizing fillers to restore volume and revitalize the lip contours.
Vermillion Lip Advancement
Vermillion lip advancement uses a surgical technique designed to increase the size of the pink part of the lip (the “vermillion”). The vermillion border refers to the line along the colored portion of the lips connecting the lips to the surrounding tissues.
An incision is made along the outside border of the lips. A small portion of skin is removed from above the upper vermillion border or below the lower vermillion border. The lip is then pulled and sutured to the remaining skin to make the lips appear more prominent.
Lip Augmentation Recovery
Our injectable lip augmentation in Philadelphia requires little to no downtime; patients can immediately return to work and regular activities. Restylane® and JUVÉDERM® patients may experience bruising and swelling at the injection sites that diminish within a few days.
Vermillion lip advancement and subnasal lip lift patients should avoid strenuous activities for the first two weeks after surgery. The sutures will be removed nine days after surgery. There may be some minimal discomfort along the incision sites; however, this will subside within a few weeks.
Will There Be a Scar?
The vermillion lip advancement and subnasal lip lift are surgical procedures and do involve some incisions. Depending on the patient’s level of healing, scarring will become less noticeable over time and blend with the natural border of the lips. Restylane® and JUVÉDERM® treatments will not result in any visible scarring.
Is It Painful?
There may be some pain or discomfort during Restylane® and JUVÉDERM® injections; however, it is manageable and can be numbed with a topical anesthetic. Surgical lip augmentation is generally performed using local anesthesia with minimal to no pain. Any discomfort following the procedure can be controlled with pain medication.
Revision Lip Augmentation
If you received unsatisfying results from your last lip augmentation procedure with another doctor, you might consider a revision lip augmentation. Dr. Pontell can evaluate your results and help you decide when is the best time for a revision. It is recommended to wait until the face is fully healed before undergoing another procedure.
Will I still look like myself after lip augmentation?
Lip augmentation aims to make subtle changes that correct aged or undefined lips without looking like there was work done. Dr. Pontell will perform lip enhancement using advanced techniques to provide the most natural-looking results possible.
How long will my lip augmentation last?
The duration of your results will depend on the technique employed. Restylane® and JUVÉDERM® can last up to one year. Vermillion lip enhancement and subnasal lip lifts are designed to be permanent; however, changes to the lips can occur due to poor health habits, such as smoking, and the natural aging process.
Will I have to stay overnight in a hospital?
No, patients can return home immediately following their lip augmentation treatment.
Will lip augmentation make me look younger?
One benefit of undergoing lip augmentation is that it will smooth out the skin on the lips and mouth, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Can lip augmentation be combined with other facial procedures?
Lip augmentation is often combined with other facial procedures for a complete facial makeover, such as facelift surgery, eyelid surgery, or rhinoplasty. Dr. Pontell can evaluate your facial anatomy to help determine the best complementary procedure for your face.