As we age, our youthful appearance can diminish with the passage of time. There are many plastic surgery options available, such as a facelift, rhinoplasty or eye bag removal surgery. Some people may not feel comfortable with more invasive surgical procedures. Or, they may not be able to accommodate the recovery time involved due to work or family commitments.
Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones of Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists offers several alternatives to surgical treatments, including lip augmentation. Non- surgical lip augmentation provides an immediately visible result to reawaken your image by adding shape and volume to your lips.
Lip Augmentation Procedure
The procedure itself lasts between 15 to 20 minutes, so is not difficult to schedule into a busy lifestyle. You will not need to schedule any vacation time or disrupt your normal routine in any way, as there is no recovery period associated with this procedure.
Although some swelling and mild bruising could be expected in the few days following the procedure, no anaesthetic is required. The results of lip augmentation usually last 6 to 9 months, but some patients experience the uplifting effects for even longer.
The procedure itself involves a series of small injections in the lip area with specially developed dermal fillers. These fillers contain hyaluronic acid, which is a chemical that already occurs naturally in the body. There are several different brands available that can provide different results.
Plastic Surgery Consultation
The experts at Atlanta Plastic Surgery can guide you to the right one for the aesthetic outcome you wish to achieve. For example, Juvéderm® is very popular for lip augmentation, as it is known to be a very smooth product that gives patients a softer and more natural result and has even been reported to be more long lasting than other similar products.
Should you decide that you wish to incorporate surgical augmentation to your rejuvenation journey, lip augmentation can complement a procedure like liposuction. Fat collected via liposuction can be injected into the patient’s own lips, creating a look that is soft and natural. Lip augmentation via liposuction is also safe and gives a long-lasting effect.
For more information on non-surgical lip augmentation, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jones, contact the Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists in Atlanta, Georgia today.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones, Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists, P.C.