Lip Augmentation Overview
Treats: Lips that are too thin, asymmetrical or lack shape
Length: 15 minutes
Anesthesia: Topical numbing cream is available
Side Effects: Swelling, bruising are possible for a few days after treatment
Risks: Minimal when procedure is performed by an experienced injector
Recovery: Most patients return to regular schedule immediately following the procedure
Duration of Results: 6-12 months, depending on product used
Remarkable Care, Exceptional Results
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Lip Enhancement Fillers Video
Before filler on left | After filler on right
The lips are a prominent feature of the face. As such, many patients want to enhance this feature by adding youthful shape and volume. This can be achieved with a minimal procedure that requires no downtime. Lip augmentation (lips injections) is a straightforward, quick, and highly rewarding procedure that can greatly enhance the lips and the harmony and appearance of the face overall.
The top aesthetic destination of the south, Carolina Facial Plastics, is led by double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Kulbersh. With his team of cosmetic experts, a fully accredited surgery center, and a private recovery retreat all located in the heart of South Park, Carolina Facial Plastics is known for unparalleled and natural-looking results exclusively for the face.
Lip augmentation is a treatment that uses injectable dermal fillers to add shape and fullness to the lips. The procedure is highly customizable to the precise needs and goals of each patient. Courtney Whitley FNP-C, Heather Bryant, MPAS, PA-C, and Amanda Piligian, PA-C, all have expertise and experience in this procedure to ensure patients receive the highest quality of care and the best possible results.
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You might be a good candidate for lip fillers in Charlotte if you:
- Have lost volume in your lips, resulting in thinner, less attractive lips
- Have fine lines surrounding your lips
- See flattening of the smooth curves of the upper lip
- Desire a curvier, fuller, and pouty lip to enhance your smile
The staff at Carolina Facial Plastics in Charlotte will take the time to assess you and discuss your concerns and goals to determine whether lip injections is the right choice for you.
At Carolina Facial Plastics, we can use a needleless injection technique for lip augmentation that is more comfortable for their patients and minimizes trauma. When a needle is used for this treatment, the treatment area is poked multiple times. The blunt-tipped cannula used for the needleless technique is similar to a needle except that it is rounded on the end. The blunt tip pushes the tissue to the sides, thereby causing less trauma than a needle. This approach results in less pain, swelling, and bruising. The only time a needle is used during lip augmentation is to apply numbing medication and make a tiny hole in the skin to allow for the blunt cannula’s insertion.
Courtney, Amanda, or Heather should be able to perform your lip fillers in about 15 minutes. You may receive topical numbing before the injections to ensure you are comfortable throughout the procedure. This option adds about 20 minutes to the treatment time. During the treatment, your injector will carefully administer the filler into the lips using the blunt-tipped cannula in most cases to ensure the smoothest result with minimal side effects afterward.
The lips are one of the most sensitive areas in the face and our expert lip injectors in Charlotte, NC want to make any experience under their care as comfortable as possible. In the wrong hands, lip augmentation with injectable fillers can be a painful experience. We have coined the “needleless filler technique,” a comfortable, less invasive way to inject fillers which can be used by our aesthetic team.
If you would like to learn more about the lip augmentation process or find out if you are a candidate, contact our office today.
Frequently asked questions
We use a variety of fillers from both the Juvederm and Restylane line. The right filler will be selected based on how much volume is needed, and each patient’s specific concerns. Rest assured, we will choose your filler carefully to ensure you achieve the best possible results from your treatment.
Lip injections are relatively comfortable for most patients. However, we do offer topical numbing cream for patients who would like additional assurance during the procedure.
Patients that undergo lip augmentation will often experience some swelling and possible bruising after the treatment. These side effects are usually mild and only last a few days.
Patients who come in for lip enhancement often have other areas they would like to treat as well. Lip augmentation might be combined with other injectable treatments like tear trough fillers, Botox injections, or cheek augmentation to produce the most dramatic improvements in the appearance.
We offer lip fillers to patients that have seen a loss of volume or simply never liked the size and shapes of their lips. This treatment is an excellent choice for anyone looking to achieve a quick improvement to the lips. You can learn more by scheduling a consultation for lip injections with one of our expert injectors.