Having full lips is often associated with being beautiful and sexually attractive. Due to this, lips that are too thin may make you feel less appealing and self-conscious about your appearance. Fullness can be added to your lips via lip augmentation. Located in Carmel and Greenwood, Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery, led by double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Mark M. Hamilton, MD, FACS, offers lip augmentation for men and women who live in and around Indianapolis, IN.
As you get older, your skin loses collagen. The skin on your lips is no different. The loss of collagen has an effect on the appearance, fullness and shape of your mouth. You are likely to suffer more negative effects on your lips if you smoke or are exposed to lots of sun. At Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Hamilton can make your lips look plumper and younger through lip augmentation, which will enhance your overall appearance.
What Is Lip Augmentation?
As a cosmetic procedure, lip augmentation improves the way your lips look. The purpose of this procedure is to make your lips fuller and appear plumper. Dr. Hamilton can perform lip augmentation on the lower lip, upper lip or both at the same time. The procedure works by changing specific characteristics of your lips, including their shape, structure and volume. There are also different methods of achieving lip augmentation, including implants and injections.
At Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Hamilton and his staff can use injectable dermal fillers to enhance your lips and make them fuller. Injectable fillers can provide a plumper pout and decrease any fine lines and wrinkles that are around your lips. The amount of filler that we will use for your lips will depend on how much augmentation or enhancement you want.
Injectable dermal fillers are fast and simple, but they are effective in increasing the fullness, kissability, lusciousness and youthfulness of your lips. This type of procedure does not require anesthesia, incisions or sedation, but you can request a topical anesthetic to reduce the potential of any discomfort. The injections only take a few minutes and there is relatively no downtime following the procedure. You may see some bruising and experience some swelling for a few days, but you will see the results immediately. You can expect the effects of injectable fillers to last for six to nine months.
Details of Lip Enhancement
Multiple injectables are available for lip augmentation and companies are still developing new products. Restylane®, Restylane® Silk and Juvederm® are the most popular and generally produce the best results for lip augmentation. These products contain hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that naturally occurs in the skin. When injected into the lips, the substance adds hydration and volume to deliver smooth, natural-looking lips.
During your cosmetic consultation at Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Hamilton will meet with you to discuss your options and to decide which filler will fit your needs the best and deliver the results that you want. Dr. Hamilton is committed to making sure that you are pleased with the treatment.
Benefits of Lip Augmentation
Patients choose to have lip augmentation rather than other procedures for many reasons. The procedure helps give them the beautiful lips that they want. There are several benefits to gain, including:
- An enhanced appearance.
- Short procedure time.
- Little required downtime.
- Reduced fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth.
- Rejuvenated lips.
Is Lip Augmentation Right for Me?
You are a good candidate for lip augmentation if you are concerned about one or more of the following:
- Conspicuous, excessively large or protruding lips.
- Dehydrated lips.
- Downturned lips.
- Lines on your upper lip.
- Lost shape and volume.
- Poorly defined border around your lips.
How Much Does Lip Augmentation Cost in Indianapolis?
The cost of your lip augmentation will vary based on the look that you want and how much product will be needed to achieve those results. Dr. Hamilton will review the costs and your payment options during your consultation. We accept checks, cash and most major credit cards, as well as financing to make the procedure more affordable.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
Dr. Hamilton will help you decide the type of procedure that will best address your concerns. He provides numerous types of surgical and nonsurgical augmentation procedures and can identify which one is best for achieving the facial harmony that you want. Dr. Hamilton will examine your medical history and facial anatomy to determine if you are at risk for complications. Other factors that could impact the surgical results include your age, ethnicity, expectations and skin type, all of which he will also consider. When you come to a mutual trust and understanding with Dr. Hamilton, he will devise a treatment plan that is specific to your needs.
Mark M. Hamilton, MD, FACS, is recognized as one of the “top physicians” in America for facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, specializing solely in cosmetic facial procedures, Dr. Hamilton provides his Indianapolis patients with exceptional skills and results that last. For more information on lip augmentation or to schedule a private consultation at Dr. Hamilton’s Carmel or Greenwood office, please contact us.