Fake-looking lips are everywhere. Unfortunately, those that have them are often the last to know. Your lips are the most sensitive, delicate and sensual part of your entire body. Their movement and appearance define how we are perceived and communicate. Don’t trust them with just anyone! Whether you are born with small lips or have lost those luscious lips over time, lip augmentation is a proven way to restore shape, volume, or projection. Injections are cost effective and can be done during your lunch break, which is why we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Barrett as soon as possible!
For more information, see Dr. Barrett’s supplementary website on lip injections and lip augmentation: http://www.naturallookinglips.com.
People benefit most from lip injections if they want to:
- Increase lip size or add some volume to their lips
- Fill shallow areas and recover some facial contour
- Soften facial creases and wrinkles
- Elevate sunken scars
Results and Recovery
The procedure can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour. During the procedure, Dr. Barrett will use Juvederm, an FDA-approved formula made of hyaluronic acid (a natural substance found in normal human tissues) that is widely used to treat wrinkles and augment lips. The average lip injection patient uses one syringe (1cc), but this can vary depending on the condition of your lips. Many patients will find that this procedure is not nearly as painful as expected. Dr. Barrett takes numerous precautions to make your experience as painless as possible including numbing cream, ice packs, and numbing injection medicine. Most people claim that a shot in the arm hurts worse than lip injections performed by Dr. Barrett.
Post-surgery, lips may become swollen temporarily, sometimes up to one week, with accompanying bruising. Swelling can often be confused for a bad result, so we recommend patients wait a week to let the swelling subside. In cases of excessive swelling, Juvederm can be dissolved within minutes with a dissolving agent.