Lip Augmentation in Tampa and St. Petersburg, FL
Full lips are often correlated to beauty and sex appeal. As a result, having lips that are too thin makes you feel self-conscious and less appealing. Lip augmentation at Davis Facial Plastic Surgery adds fullness to your lips. Dr. Dean G. Davis, a dual-board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and otolaryngologist specializes in lip augmentation for the residents of Tampa, St. Petersburg, and surrounding areas in Florida.
The skin on your lips is like the other skin on your body in that it loses collagen as you age. This has an impact on the shape, fullness and appearance of your mouth. Sun exposure and smoking can also have a negative impact on your lips. At Davis Facial Plastic Surgery, we offer lip augmentation to plump your lips, make them look younger and enhance your overall appearance.
What Is Lip Augmentation?
Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that enhances the way the lips look. The goal of lip augmentation is to provide more fullness in the lips to make them look plumper. This procedure can be performed on either the lower or upper lip or on both lips at the same time. Lip augmentation works by altering certain characteristics of the lips, including:
Some of the options that are available for lip augmentation include injections and implants.
Dr. Davis and his staff may use injectable soft tissue fillers to add fullness to and enhance your lips. Alongside providing a plumper pout, injectable fillers can decrease any wrinkles and lines around your lips. The amount of filler used depends on how much enhancement or augmentation you want.
The injections are simple and fast but effective in improving the fullness of your lips and making them look more youthful, luscious and kissable. There is no need for incisions, sedation or anesthesia, but we offer a topical anesthetic if you prefer it. It takes only a few minutes to inject the fillers, and there is minimum downtime required after the procedure. You might have some bruising and swelling for a few days, but the results will be visible immediately and last between six and nine months.
Details of Lip Enhancement
Several injectable dermal filler products are available on the market, and companies continue to develop new ones. Fillers such as Juvederm®, Restylane® and Restylane® Silk are often the best for lip augmentation. These are composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin that hydrates and adds volume to the injected area to provide smooth results that look natural.
At Davis Facial Plastic Surgery, you will meet with Dr. Davis during your cosmetic consultation to talk about your options and to choose the filler that best fits your needs and the results you want. The doctor is dedicated to ensuring that you are satisfied with your treatment.
Lip reduction is a surgical procedure that reduces protruding, excessively large or otherwise conspicuous lips. Some patients seek lip reduction surgery purely to enhance their appearance. Others whose lips interfere with talking, eating and dental health seek lip reductions to remove those hindrances. The purpose of lip reduction is to obtain a balance between the lower and upper lips so that they are proportionate to your other facial features.
Details of Lip Reduction Surgery
During lip reduction surgery, Dr. Davis makes an incision inside the mouth, along the length of the lip. A strip of skin is cut away as needed, and the incision is closed with non-dissolvable or dissolvable sutures. This process may be performed on both lips simultaneously.
Benefits of Lip Augmentation
There are many reasons for patients to choose lip augmentation over other procedures. It helps provide patients with the beautiful and robust lips that they desire. There are also numerous benefits to be gained from this procedure, including:
- Improved appearance
- Little downtime is required
- Reduces wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth
- The procedure is fast
- Your lips are rejuvenated
Is Lip Augmentation Right for Me?
Good candidates for lip augmentation are those who have concerns about one or more of the following:
- Correcting downturned lips
- Dehydrated lips
- Filling in lines in the upper lip
- Protruding, excessively large or conspicuous lips
- Redefining the border of the lips
- Restoring lost shape and volume
How Much Does Lip Augmentation Cost?
The cost of lip augmentation varies with each patient based on the desired look and the extent of the procedure. During your consultation, we can go over the costs as well as our payment options. We accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards. In an effort to make the cost more feasible, we offer financing through CareCredit®.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
During your consultation, Dr. Davis will help you determine the type of procedure that will address your concerns the best. He offers several types of nonsurgical and surgical lip augmentation procedures and can determine if one of these is the best way for you to obtain the facial harmony that you desire. The doctor will assess your facial anatomy and medical history to consider any medical conditions that could increase your risk for complications. Dr. Davis will also consider other factors that may influence the surgical results, such as your age, skin type, ethnicity, and expectations. When you and he come to a mutual understanding and trust, he will create a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs.
Now you can have full, sexy lips! Contact Davis Facial Plastic Surgery today to schedule your personal consultation, and find out if lip augmentation is right for you!