Lip dermal fillers are a popular cosmetic procedure that can enhance the appearance of your lips, giving them a fuller, plumper look. At J. Sweat Plastic Surgery, you can expect high-quality, personalized care from our skilled team. Lip fillers can be a great option if you’re looking to restore volume to your lips that have been lost over time or enhance the shape of your lips to create a more attractive, youthful appearance. Whether you’re a first-time lip filler patient or considering a touch-up, our team is here to help you achieve the look you want.
Lip Fillers: An Overview
In order to non-surgically augment the lips, hyaluronic acid fillers are used. These dermal fillers, or lip filler injections, are gel-like substances and are used to add natural-looking volume to the lips to add plumpness and shape the lips for a more attractive appearance. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance in the body that attracts and binds water. Because of this, HA fillers are a popular choice among plastic surgeons and med spas for lip augmentation and lip reshaping. These fillers can also be used to smooth lines around the lip region for a more youthful appearance. At our office, we are proud to use the Juvederm line of dermal fillers.
Lip fillers can be used for the following:
- Highlighting the cupid’s bow on the upper lip and overall lip shape
- Improving volume loss in the upper and lower lip
- Augmenting the lips and balancing overall facial anatomy
- Facial features will appear more harmonious
- Smoothing lines around the lips
Who is a Good candidate?
Healthy individuals with realistic expectations of what to expect from their desired results are often the best candidates. Those with sagging skin, an active infection in the treatment site, conditions that affect the facial muscles, those with a history of severe allergies, or who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not receive HA fillers. To determine if injectable fillers are right for you, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
Before Your Appointment
It’s important to take the time to research your options and choose a reputable plastic surgeon’s office like Dr. Jeffrey Sweat. During your initial consultation appointment, you will be asked about your medical history, if you have any medical devices, your history of allergic reactions, if you have ever used any filler products in the past, and your individual aesthetic goals. Our team will work with you to create a personalized dermal filler procedure plan to help you achieve the beautiful results you desire.
You should also let your nurse injector know if you’re taking any medications or have any allergies, as these could affect the outcome of your procedure. In the days leading up to your appointment, it’s important to avoid alcohol, blood thinners, and anti-inflammatory drugs, as these can increase the risk of bruising and swelling.
During Your Lip Filler Procedure
Your lip filler appointment can be performed in your doctor’s office as an outpatient procedure. At your appointment, the nurse will start by evaluating your lips and discussing your goals for the procedure. This will help him determine how much filler to use in the treatment area. The injection site will be cleansed, and they will then use a local, topical anesthetic to numb your lips and minimize discomfort during the procedure. Your injector may also mark the injection sites . Next, they will inject the dermal filler into your lips, carefully injecting the product into the desired areas to achieve your desired look. The entire procedure usually takes about 30 minutes and is relatively painless.
After Your Appointment
After your appointment, you may experience some swelling and bruising, but these side effects should subside within a few days. It’s important to avoid touching or manipulating your lips, as this can affect the procedure results. You should also avoid exposing your lips to extreme heat and sun exposure, which can cause the filler to break down more quickly. If you experience any severe side effects or notice any changes in the appearance of your lips, it’s important to contact our team immediately.
While you will notice results immediately following treatment, your desired result will continue to become noticeable as the swelling goes down. Generally speaking, swelling usually dissipates over the next 2-3 days.
Hyaluronic acid filler results are not permanent, and a touch-up appointment will be needed once the effects of the filler begin to wear off (6-12 months). Patients can contact our office to schedule an appointment for more filler to maintain their natural-looking results.
Schedule a Consultation
Overall, lip fillers and dermal fillers in Sacramento, CA, are a great option for anyone looking to enhance the appearance of their lips and restore the volume that has been lost over time. With careful preparation, expert treatment from the Sweat team, and proper aftercare, you can achieve the look you want and enjoy long-lasting results. So why wait? Take the first step towards achieving your perfect look today and schedule your consultation with a nurse injector at J. Sweat Plastic Surgery.