Cosmetic Procedures for the Lips and Mouth
We focus a lot on breast enhancement and body contouring procedures on this blog because many patients are looking for ways to enhance their curves and improve their figure. Yet countless patients come to our practice for anti-aging treatments to tighten up loose skin and smooth away wrinkles and lines. Working with a board-certified plastic surgeon, a full facial rejuvenation plan can be created just for you.
Below, we want to focus on enhancing the lips and the area around the mouth. There are different surgical and non-surgical procedures that can greatly enhance the appearance of your lips and get rid of unwanted lines and wrinkles.
Lip Augmentation with Facial Implants
If you have lips that are thin and lack fullness and shapeliness, you may want to consider getting lip augmentation with implants. Having permanent lip implants surgically placed can lead to lips that are plump and sensual. Just placing lip implants can have a major impact on your appearance.
The lip implants are custom crafted, so you can get implants that are ideally shaped to your mouth. This is a great way to achieve your cosmetic goals, and incisions are expertly hidden so they will not be visible.
Dermal Fillers for Non-Surgical Lip Augmentation
Surgical lip enhancement may not be for you, but there are other ways to give your lips much needed shape. Thanks to JUVÉDERM® injections, we can enhance the prominence of your lips for several months at a time. There is no surgical recovery required, and patients can get repeated lip injections to prolong the cosmetic benefits.
Dermal fillers can also be used to treat other parts of your face, smoothing away wrinkles and acne scars while also adding greater definition to different facial features.
Treatments for Smoker’s Lines
Smoker’s lines are those vertical lip lines that form with advanced age. Despite their name, it’s important to note that these unsightly wrinkles can develop in non-smokers as well. To treat lip lines, we can use dermal filler injections to help add volume to the lip area. It’s also common to combine soft tissue fillers with BOTOX® injections, which will help keep these lines away for several months.
Treatments for Laugh/Smile Lines
Laugh lines are the prominent folds of the face that extend from the corners of the nose down to the sides of the mouth. These facial creases are natural, but extremely deep nasolabial folds can have a negative effect on your looks.
The most common way to deal with prominent laugh and smile lines is to use a combination of cosmetic injectables. Fillers will help reduce the depth of the facial creases, while BOTOX® injections will help reduce the prominence of these lines as you laugh and smile.
Developing a Treatment Plan Just for You
Since there are so many ways to enhance the mouth and lip area, it’s crucial that patients visit our practice for a consultation. We can discuss your aesthetic goals and determine what procedure or combination of procedures will be ideal for you. We’ll then discuss risks and benefits in full detail so you can make an informed and confident choice about your treatment options.
Learn More About Facial Enhancement and Rejuvenation
For more information about looking your best and feeling more refreshed and rejuvenated, be sure to contact an experienced cosmetic plastic surgeon. Our team is here to help.