Lip Augmentation

Look years younger!

Some women pine for pouty, sexier lips. Other women with thin lips just want normal lip fullness. Still others have found their lips shrinking with age and want to restore their previous plumpness. Injectable dermal fillers may be a nice solution for each of these women. However, just as not all woman’s lips are created equal, neither are the fillers.

There are many dermal fillers on the market. While some work fine for filling facial wrinkles; many are not appropriate for lip augmentation. Radiesse, which consist of microspheres of calcium hydroxyapatite, works nicely for filling deep wrinkles. However, injecting it into the thin lip tissue can result in lip nodules that can be painful and unsightly. On the other hand, fillers composed of cross-linked hyaluronic acid (Juvaderm, Restylane) are gels and usually work well for lip augmentation.

The results usually last from six to eight months. The procedure is quite technique dependent. The lip consists of two main components: the vermillion, or red part of the lip where lipstick is applied, and the lip skin. Too often, the upper lip skin is augmented and not the vermillion, producing an unnatural result. I have developed a technique where many small injections are performed along the margin of the vermillion. This augments the red portion of the lip while avoiding over-filling of the upper lip.

When performed properly, injectable lip augmentation is a straightforward procedure with few complications and little downtime. It can produce a natural appearing lip fullness and when combined with filling of the adjacent lines, can really take years of a woman’s appearance.

BEFORE AND AFTER

Lip Augmentation

PATIENT COMMENTS

I have an upper thin lip and with age its getting thinner. Same for the folds near my nose which are getting deeper, making me look older. In general, I’m pretty conservative when it comes to my face. Visiting Dr Canoun’s site and seeing the before and after photos encouraged me. Meeting Dr Canoun made me decide to do it, he made me feel trusting and I didn’t hesitate.

Now I’m very happy with the result. My lip look naturally fuller which gives me a definitely younger look. My folds are smoother so my face looks less tired and refreshed. As a whole, with a minor procedure, I look much younger, and I’m definitely satisfied. I will definitely trust Dr Canoun for an upcoming facelift in few years …

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