Full lips are a key component in beauty. At Shifrin Plastic Surgery we strive to deliver the best lip augmentations Chicago has to offer. We notice full, youthful lips at the same time we notice the eyes. Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with a pair of naturally beautiful lips. If you have them, the elements, smoking, and the aging process can erode their natural beauty. The corners of the mouth begin to droop. The middle area of the upper lip (Cupid’s Bow) begins to flatten out and lose its youthful fullness. Vertical wrinkles or Smoker’s Lines can surface.
Cutting edge lip augmentation can take aging and thin lips and enhance them to a well defined, full, youthful appearance. Many options exist, each offering unique advantages.
Filler injectibles such as Restylane and Juvederm are available for lip enhancement. Fillers are convenient in that they do not require tissue be taken from anywhere on your body. The fillers are temporary, lasting from 3 to 12 months. Following lip enhancement with one of the injectable products, your lips remain swollen for a few hours only. You may return to normal activities the same day. Touch-up treatments may be necessary.
Fat Grafting can be used for lip enhancement. The fat must be harvested delicately then specifically prepared to assure that only pure, healthy fat is being re-injected into the lips. Since the body’s own tissue is used, there is no risk of allergic reaction with fat grafting. There will be some initial swelling and bruising. Some of the injected fat will be absorbed by the body, but the fat that establishes blood supply will be there forever.
Using our own deep skin and fat as a lip filler is a tried and true method for adding pure volume to a thin older appearing lip. Dermal fat grafts are taken from areas of our body with excess skin, commonly from areas with pre-existent scars. The harvested graft is prepared and placed within the lip through a small hidden incision. Swelling and bruising are temporary and results are long lasting.
Many of our patients combine their lip augmentation procedure with other facial enhancements, such as a brow lift, eyelid surgery, and nose surgery. At David Shifrin MD, we will take the time to answer your questions and help you determine which combination of procedures will help you reach your goals. If you would like to learn more about the Lip Rejuvenation procedure, click here to request a consultation with Dr. Shifrin today. Alternatively you can call our office at (312) 502-6200 to schedule your appointment.
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