Lip Augmentation in Dayton, OH
The lips naturally lose volume as a person ages. Since full, thick lips are a sign of beauty, this often leaves many women in Dayton, Centerville, Springfield, Troy, and Beavercreek, Ohio, feeling less attractive than they once did. A lip augmentation performed at Miami Valley Plastic Surgeons can help people regain fuller lips and enjoy greater self-esteem.
What Is a Lip Augmentation?
A lip augmentation involves adding implants to the top and/or bottom lip to enhance fullness. It is performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis.
Benefits of a Lip Augmentation
A lip augmentation provides fuller lips, with an added benefit of smoothing fines lines and wrinkles in the lip area.
Who Is the Ideal Candidate for a Lip Augmentation?
Anyone who has noticed thin lips due to aging.
What do I Need to do Before a Lip Augmentation?
Ensure you have no open wounds such as canker sores. Stop smoking and refrain from taking blood-thinning medications, including non-prescription drugs such as aspirin.
What Should I Expect on the Day of my Lip Augmentation?
One of our board-certified physicians will inject a tiny amount of anesthesia into your top or bottom lip; in some cases, injections could be required in the corner of the mouth as well. While you lie comfortably on a table, the surgeon will make a tiny incision into your lip, then, create a pocket of tissue for the implant to sit in. Your wound will then be closed with stitches, most often dissolvable sutures.
How Long Does it Take to Perform a Lip Augmentation?
Expect about an hour or so if you are having implants in only one lip, or around 90 to 120 minutes if you are having both lips done.
What to Expect After Lip Augmentation
You may have difficulty pursing your lips or sucking on a straw until you get used to your implants. This varies from person to person but generally takes about a week or so. Keep your lips well moisturized to speed healing, but avoid wearing lipstick, as this could irritate your lips.
Will I Have Scars After Getting a Lip Augmentation?
The color of any scars you do have will blend in with the natural shade of your lips and should not be noticeable.
When Will I See the Results?
You will see the results of your lip augmentation right away, even before the anesthesia wears off.
How Long Will the Results of a Lip Augmentation Last?
The results of a lip augmentation are permanent; however, future loss in lip volume is entirely possible as you continue to age.
Additional Procedures to Enhance Your Lip Augmentation Results
If you are also bothered by the unsightly hair on your upper lip, laser hair removal will eliminate it permanently, allowing you to show off your new results in a more positive manner.
How Much Does a Lip Augmentation Cost in Dayton?
Because you may have different needs than any other patient, we will not be able to discuss the exact cost with you until after your consultation. Cash, personal checks, and credit cards are always accepted for any of the procedures we offer, and many of our patients will also qualify for low-interest financing.
If you are tired of wearing heavy lipstick or lip liner to create the appearance of fuller lips, it may be time to consider a lip augmentation at Miami Valley Plastic Surgeons. Those in the Dayton, Centerville, Kettering, Springfield, or Huber Heights area in Ohio are encouraged to contact us now.