Do you often look into the mirror and find yourself unhappy with the fullness of your thin lips? At Nuance Cosmetic Surgery in Folsom, we offer a comprehensive list of cosmetic facial procedures, including lip augmentation.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kenneth Sumida, a board certified plastic surgeon. Your cosmetic expectations and goals will be discussed, and if you prove to be a good candidate for this procedure, Dr. Sumida will create a customized surgical plan for you to achieve a natural look.
What is Lip Augmentation?
If lip liners and other means do not seem to be enough to volumize your thin lips, a lip augmentation or enhancement, may be the solution. There are a few ways to perform a lip augmentation; often, collagen or fat injections are used, but sometimes the patient’s own connective tissue is used. The type of lip augmentation method used depends on the patient’s individual needs and natural lip contour.
Lip augmentation is non-surgical and requires no anesthesia. It is a common cosmetic procedure in the United States and is typically well-tolerated with minimal discomfort. In some cases patients may also consider a facelift.
Should I Get a Lip Augmentation?
If any of the following apply to you, it may be time to ask about getting a lip augmentation:
- You have naturally thin lips that seem to disappear when you smile
- You have noticed that, as you age, your lips are appearing thin and not as full as they once were
- You are self-conscious about your lips
- Fuller, plumper lips would balance out the symmetry of your face
Doctor Sumida will discuss with you during your consultation at Nuance whether you are a good candidate for lip augmentation as well as which method of augmentation would be most appropriate for your goals and facial structure.
What is Recovery Like?
This simple procedure is usually done in-office. Swelling afterward is normal and can last for up to 3 months, but patients typically return to normal daily activities within 2 weeks. Doctor Sumida will advise you prior to surgery on what risks and possible side effects may occur after the procedure, and you will also be guided on how to care for the treated area to optimize your results and reduce the probability of any adverse reactions.
The permanence of the results depends on the type of augmentation performed. Fat injections may require multiple sessions but may lead to permanent lip enhancement. Fillers such as collagen can last from 3-6 months or even up to a year in some cases.
Contact Nuance Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule your appointment and get on your way to looking confident, feeling confident and being confident. Dr. Sumida offers top-rated cosmetic surgery in California.