Pouty, lush lips are attractive, but not everyone is naturally blessed with this feature. Our lip augmentation in Philadelphia with dermal fillers can add volume to top or bottom lip for thin lips, aging lips, or create a more defined “Cupid’s bow.” The care with which the procedure is performed matters – board-certified Dr. Pontell is meticulous in lip augmentation for a lovely outcome, never an overfilled, unnatural look.
What is lip augmentation?
Among the facial features that represent health and vitality are the lips. Most people want plump, kissable lips that look young, luscious, and healthy. However, 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. 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 be achieved with Lip Augmentation?
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.
While our lip augmentation in Philadelphia is mostly performed to add fullness to the lips, many patients will notice the anti-aging benefits it can offer. By creating larger, plumper lips, 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 when it comes to "picture time."
What are the benefits of lip augmentation?
Lip augmentation provides a number of benefits for patients who would like to achieve youthful, supple, appealing lips.
- Non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment
- Immediate results
- No downtime
- Brief recovery period
- Fewer lines and wrinkles around the mouth
- Short treatment time (20 minutes)
- Results last six months to a year
- Improves confidence
- Enhances your natural beauty with a more youthful, full-lipped smile
Am I a candidate for lip augmentation?
Patients who want to improve the shape and size of their lips without undergoing surgery are usually candidates for lip augmentation. Patients must meet the following requirements for lip fillers:
- Are 21 years old or older
- Are not pregnant or breastfeeding
- Have no active rashes or other skin concerns in the area, such as cold sores
- Are not allergic to the ingredients of the filler
Where Can I Get a Lip Augmentation Near Me?
Dr. Pontell's Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center is located in Main Line Pennsylvania and serves all its surrounding areas including Philadelphia and Wayne, PA. Schedule a consultation at his surgical and non-surgical facility to get started on your lip augmentation in Main Line, Pennsylvania today.
What Does Lip Augmentation Entail?
Dr. Pontell uses computer imaging to provide his patients with a better idea of the results his facial cosmetic surgery could potentially provide.
What can I expect during my lip augmentation consultation in Philadelphia with Dr. Pontell?
During your consultation with Dr. Pontell, you will go over 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 go over each procedure and help you determine the best option for achieving your goals.
Lip augmentation recovery
Our injectable lip augmentation in Philadelphia requires little to no downtime; patients can return to work and regular activities immediately. Restylane® and JUVÉDERM® patients may experience some bruising and swelling at the injection sites that should diminish within a few days.
Vermillion lip advancement and subnasal lip lift patients should avoid strenuous activities for the first week, after which sutures will be removed. There may be some discomfort along the incision(s) that will alleviate within a few weeks.
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.
Lip Augmentation FAQ's
Will I still look like myself after lip augmentation
The goal of lip augmentation is to make subtle changes that correct aged or undefined lips without looking like there was work done. Dr. Pontell will perform a lip enhancement using the most 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 over night in a hospital?
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, resulting in a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.