Have you always wished that your lips were fuller and plumper? Lip augmentation can give you an enviable pout by enhancing your lip volume. This technique can also reduce the visibility of lip wrinkles.
Is lip augmentation right for me?
You may be a good candidate for lip augmentation if you are unhappy with the natural appearance of your lips, and wish that they were fuller. While most adults in good overall health can receive this treatment, certain health conditions affecting the mouth, such as oral herpes, may make you an unsuitable candidate. It is also important to have realistic expectations regarding the outcome; lip augmentation is not designed to radically alter your appearance, but rather to subtly enhance lip volume.
How much does lip augmentation cost?
The costs of lip enhancement depend a great deal on the technique used. Dermal filler lip augmentation in the West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area usually costs between $200 and $600 per session. Fat grafts and implants come at a higher cost, around $2,000.
How involved is the lip augmentation procedure?
Lip enhancement can be performed in several manners, varying in their technique and complexity. Your own fat cells or collagen may be transferred from another body part; injections of bovine collagen derived from cows are also available. Synthetic dermal filler injections such as Restylane and Juvederm are commonly used for lip augmentation as well. Firmer synthetic implants, usually made of silicone, provide a permanent lip augmentation solution.
This outpatient procedure takes less than an hour to perform; most methods are considered to be minimally invasive. Some methods require local anesthesia, while others do not need any anesthesia. With most techniques, the selected material is injected into the lips. Some techniques are more involved. For example, fat transfer procedures require removing the fat cells from another area of the patient's body, sending them through a purification process, and then injecting them into the lips.
How long is the recovery after lip augmentation?
After undergoing lip enhancement, most West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area patients are able to return to their normal daily activities immediately. No bandages are needed, and there is no required downtime. You may notice some bruising or swelling for a few days. During this period, avoid touching or rubbing your lips, which can move the injected material out of place. The recovery period is slightly longer with certain forms of lip enhancement, including fat transfer and synthetic implants.
What should I do next?
Lip augmentation has already given hundreds of West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area residents the full, plump lips they desire. Are you wondering whether lip enhancement is right for you? Call Dr. Kapp today at (561) 833-4022 or fill out our online form for your consultation.