Lip Injections in Charleston, SC
Lip injections give women a more feminine and softer appearance especially when the lips begin to become thinner with age. At Port City Plastic Surgery, Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse performs lip injections for women in Charleston, Daniel Island, Summerville and Mount Pleasant, SC, along with the surrounding communities to restore a younger-looking appearance.
What are Lip Injections?
Lip injections, also called lip augmentation, is a minimally invasive procedure where the lips are enlarged using fillers or implants to create a smoother, fuller expression. Lip injections are often performed on women as their lips become thinner with age. This treatment typically uses dermal fillers or implants to augment the appearance of the lips. Additionally, the lips are sometimes on the receiving end of fat transfer and injection where fat from one area of the body is injected into the lips to add fullness.
Benefits of Lip Injections
Lip injections may bring a more aesthetically pleasing look so that facial features complement each other. Additionally, the benefits of lip injections include:
- Younger looking appearance
- Smoother skin around the mouth
- Fuller, more attractive smile
- Little to no recovery time
- Long-lasting results
Who is a Good Candidate for Lip Injections?
Lip injections are excellent options for women as they age and their lips begin to look thinner and vertical lines become more prevalent. Additionally, anyone who is not satisfied with the appearance of their lips are good candidates for lip injections.
What Do I Do to Prepare for Lip Injections?
There is no preparation for lip augmentation when using fillers. Before the treatment, Dr. Widenhouse evaluates each patient’s lips and discusses the goals for lip injections to determine which filler is the best option. With implants, there is more preparation involved as the right size fillers must be determined so that the results are natural looking.
What Should I Expect the Day of Lip Injections?
With lip injections, the treatments are based on the type of augmentation performed. With injectable dermal fillers, the selected filler is simply injected into the lips to add volume and structure. Dr. Widenhouse shapes the lips to create a natural expression that is subtle and not overly done.
Fat injections first involves harvesting fat from an area of the body where there is excess fat. After it is processed and prepared, the fat is injected into the lips so that they can be reshaped to look fuller and natural.
Lip implants is more invasive and involves placing implants in the lips. During this treatment, small incisions are made in the corner of the lips after which the implants are inserted. This procedure is more invasive and involves some recovery.
What to Expect After Lip Injections
As with other treatments using fillers, there is little to no downtime or recovery after lip injections. In fact, it is a common occurrence for most people to return to their daily routine immediately following the treatments. Patients may experience slight redness and swelling, but that resolves itself within a day. When using fat transfer and injections for the lips, there may be slight swelling and some bruising each resolving themselves within a few days.
When Should I Expect to See Results from Lip Injections?
The results with lip injections using fillers and fat transfer is immediate and improves over time ultimately lasting about six months. It is important to have maintenance treatments to keep them looking naturally fuller.
For lip implants, the results become visible following the recovery period. These results are long-lasting.
How Much Do Lip Injections Cost in Charleston?
Lip injection treatments vary in terms of cost based on the type of injection used, the amount needed and whether this treatment is combined with others. During a consultation, we can go over the costs as well as payment and financial options.
Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse, a board-certified plastic surgeon, performs lip injections on women living in and around Charleston, Daniel Island, Summerville and Mount Pleasant, SC, who want a softer, fuller smile. Contact us today to schedule your consultation at Port City Plastic Surgery.