WHAT is Lip Augmentation?
Full lips are a sign of both femininity and masculinity. In women, they are a sign of both biological health and fertility. In men, they are a sign of ruggedness and vitality.
Thin lips can result from aging or can be genetic. Lip augmentation is one of the most common uses for fillers. Temporary fillers, such as Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Volbella® are preferred because they are safe, natural, and reversible.
Typically, temporary lip fillers last for 8-12 months. It involves a quick office procedure where numbing ointment is applied for 20 minutes or so followed by the injections. Dr. Zimm will often use microcannulas which minimize any bruising or swelling. Nonetheless, some swelling for a couple of days can occur. This is minimized by cool compresses to the area and Arnica Montana capsules after the procedure.
Dr. Zimm believes in creating full, but natural looking lips, that aren’t overfilled. Call today for a consultation with Dr. Zimm. He is specially trained in facial aesthetics and will be happy to discuss your treatment options.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC
Subtle Volume for the Lips
Softens the appearance of Perioral LInes
Some women may wish to add subtle volume to their lips; others may want to soften the appearance of the vertical lines above them. Lines such as these are often caused by factors such as sun exposure or repeated muscle movement.
Fortunately there’s JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC - the first and only FDA-approved filler proven to increase lip fullness and soften the appearance of vertical lip lines for up to 1 year.*
Actual patient. Results may vary.
Unretouched photos taken before treatment and 1 month after treatment. A total of 1.75 mL of JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC was injected—0.7 mL in the perioral lines and 1.05 mL in the lips.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC may be right for you if:
- You would like to add subtle volume to your lips
- You would like to soften the appearance of your vertical lip lines
- You want natural-looking, long-lasting results
Frequently asked questions
The ideal age varies depending on the procedure. Some surgeries, like rhinoplasty, are often performed in late teens or early twenties, while others are more common among older adults seeking anti-aging treatments.
When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon in a accredited facility, plastic surgery is generally safe. However, all surgical procedures carry inherent risks, and individual factors also play a role in safety.
Recovery time varies depending on the procedure and individual healing abilities. Some treatments may have minimal downtime, while others may require several weeks of recuperation.
Skilled surgeons strive to provide natural-looking outcomes. Open communication with your surgeon about your expectations and goals is crucial for achieving the results you desire.
Most surgeries result in some scarring, but plastic surgeons aim to minimize scarring through careful incision placement and suturing techniques. Scar management post-surgery can also help.
The cost varies by procedure and location. We do not accept insurance.
It's crucial to select a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in the specific procedure you're interested in. Reading reviews, checking credentials, and scheduling consultations can help with this decision.