As you get older, features of your lips can change in a way that ages your appearance. Lip augmentation addresses:
- Thinning lips.
- Lines around the mouth.
- The widening distance between the bottom of the nose and the upper lip.
Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center offers non-invasive lip augmentation through our luxury medical spa. Riverside County patients can have a consultation and get treatment on the same day in most cases, and our procedures are performed by registered nurses with more than 15 years of experience.
As a comprehensive care provider, Renuance also offers surgical lip augmentation. This option is best for patients who want a permanent solution or who have needs beyond the medical spa’s services.
Our board-certified surgeons will coordinate with you and your nurse to determine the best approach for your treatment. In either case, you can expect a fuller, more youthful, and natural-looking appearance.
Your Options with Lip Augmentation
During your initial visit to Renuance, you’ll have a chance to talk about your treatment goals, learn about the range of solutions we offer, and get answers to any questions you may have. Riverside County patients will generally start by discussing their care with our medical spa, and, if a surgical solution is a better fit, we will refer them to one of our experienced plastic surgeons.
The lip augmentation treatment that we recommend will depend on the areas that you want to improve. A description of some of these options follows.
BOTOX® for Lines and Wrinkles
BOTOX is one of the world’s most popular injectable treatments for signs of aging. It temporarily weakens the muscles that activate facial wrinkles, softening their appearance. BOTOX can be a great option if you are interested in reducing lines around your lips.
Patients can expect gentle and expert care with BOTOX and with any injectable treatment. Our medical spa has been recognized by Allergan®, the product’s manufacturer, as being in the top 1% of U.S. practices based on volume and experience.
Renuance’s medical spa uses both the JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® families of dermal fillers for lip augmentation. With these injectable products, we can plump up thinning lips and fill in facial lines. The treatments encourage collagen development and offer noticeable aesthetic benefits.
Dermal fillers can be an excellent option if you are interested in fast-acting improvement that will last for a year or two. Many of our Riverside County patients opt to get a treatment before a big event or in advance of family gatherings.
Natural Fat Injection
Natural fat offers many of the same advantages as dermal fillers. Unlike with dermal fillers, however, the aesthetic benefits of injecting fat should be permanent.
In this surgical approach to lip augmentation, your doctor will harvest unwanted fat from an area of your body. The surgeon will then inject the fat to add fullness to your lips or to fill in facial lines and wrinkles.
As you age, you may see the distance between the bottom of your nose and the top of your upper lip increasing. A tissue excision surgery will remove some of the excess skin, bringing the lip up to its younger position.
Your Experience with Lip Augmentation
Whether you receive treatment from Renuance’s medical spa or have a procedure with one of our surgeons, the care we provide will prioritize your comfort, your safety, and natural-looking, attractive results. In a typical injectable treatment with the medical spa:
- The products we will use will include numbing medication. This will desensitize the area after each injection.
- Riverside County patients can go home immediately after their visit. Icing the area will reduce swelling and bruising, which should subside after a day or two.
- Patients can expect to see an immediate improvement: fuller lips, a reduction in facial lines, or both, depending on their treatment.
If you are having a surgery with Renuance, your consultation and procedure will be on different days. Our surgeons typically conduct lip augmentation procedures with patients under IV sedation or general anesthesia. After a recovery of about two weeks, swelling should subside, and you should be able to enjoy the results of your procedure: a fuller pout, smoother skin, and a more youthful appearance.
Lip Augmentation FAQs
- How Long Do the Results from Lip Augmentation Last?
All of us will experience lip thinning as we age. There are two options to augment the lips once they’ve thinned out.
Injectables, including Juvederm or Voluma, are non-surgical cosmetic options that can plump up your lips for up to 6 months per session. For permanent results, Riverside County patients may have a very small amount of their fat removed through liposuction, then have that fat processed and injected into their lips.
- What Causes Our Lips to Thin Out and Lose Volume as We Age?
All Riverside county men and women will naturally lose volume in their faces as they age. This includes losing volume in the lips, too.
There are a few culprits that cause the thinning of the lips. They include gravity, genetics, and the overall aging process.
Explore all of your options for younger-looking lips. Contact Renuance online or by phone in Riverside County at (951) 506-1040.