Lip Enhancement in Philadelphia is more popular than ever. Luscious full lips can exemplify youthfulness and beauty.
Well defined and full lips can add to your facial aesthetic and give new meaning to the phrase “a warm and beautiful smile.” However, as time passes and the body ages, the lips start to lose their volume and shape.
Even people with naturally full lips can feel frustrated as their lips, that were once full, sensual, and well defined, start drooping and become thin. If you are seeking the best lip enhancement Philadelphia has to offer, you have come to the right place. Here at Subbio Plastic Surgery, we offer the full array of modern treatment options with a focus on personalizing treatment to your individual needs.
Dermal fillers and facial fat grafting which are used for the lip enhancement treatment offer multiple benefits and positive results including:
Fortunately, medical advances make it possible to reverse and improve the appearance of lips that have lost their volume and definition. If you are seeking to reverse the signs of aging on your lips or if you want your lips to have more volume and definition, Dr. Subbio can offer you highly effective and customized lip enhancement solutions to give you natural-looking fuller lips.
Facial Fat Grafting
Facial fat grafting is the process of using your own fat as dermal fillers to plump your lips. This is a surgical procedure in which liposuction is performed on your lower body and fat is extracted either from your abdomen or thighs. The extracted fat is treated and purified using a centrifuge, then injected into your lips.
The dermal fillers used for Lip Augmentation consist primarily of hyaluronic acid – this is a substance that the body produces naturally. Hyaluronic acid is unique in that it can absorb water many times its weight. So, when hyaluronic acid fillers are injected into the lips, the gel in the filler will plump your lips in a natural way.
The best lip enhancement treatment is customized completely to suit the anatomy of your face while also aligning with your unique desires. While lip enhancement or lip augmentation has become a prevalent aesthetic treatment option, it is a medical procedure that combines a high degree of artistry and precision. It requires a uniquely customized approach depending on the patient’s desires and current lip anatomy, as well as the overall facial appearance.
Any patient would want to be in the hands of an expert whom they can trust 100%. As a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with more than a decade of experience, Dr. Subbio blends expertise with skilled artistry to deliver positive and natural results. His deep understanding of facial anatomy allows Dr. Subbio to effectively customize lip enhancement treatment options for each of his patients.
If you are considering lip enhancement in Philadelphia, it is important that you are aware of the credentials and experience of the physician or surgeon you choose – because even a tiny little change made to the face can make a huge difference. Dr. Subbio’s meticulous attention to detail and his focus on precision serve to effectively enhance the level of his cosmetic art. His patients are in remarkable hands.
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“My face looks great! I have been getting injections over the past few years and this is the first procedure that I believe was worth it. The technique that Dr. Subbio used to inject left my face even, lifted and looking great. There was not even one bruise. I am really happy and will continue to maintain it.”
Everyone desires beautiful sensual lips. All lips, however, are not shaped the same way. Some people are blessed with full well-defined lips, while others have lips that are thin and lack body.
One of the primary causes of loss of volume in your lips is age. As the body ages, its natural ability for producing collagen also slows down, which can lead to loss of lip volume. Lifestyle habits such as smoking and environmental factors can also cause the lips to lose their natural luster. You may find that the corners of your mouth are starting to droop or that your Cupid’s Brow looks flatter. If you have thinner lips, then the signs of aging can be particularly harsh on your lips.
If you have any of the following, Lip Enhancement (also sometimes called Lip Augmentation) might be a good choice for you:
Absolutely. During your consultation, Dr. Subbio will ask you what bothers you about the way your lips look. Then, he’ll tell you whether Lip Enhancement will give you the results you want, and he’ll explain what you can expect. He’ll even hand-draw you a projected result right in the office.
Your own fat can be used instead of dermal fillers to plump your lips. In this case, Liposuction is performed on your lower body, extracting fat from your abdomen or thighs. This is a surgical procedure. The fat is then treated and purified using a centrifuge, after which it’s injected into your lips.
The dermal fillers used for Lip Augmentation consist primarily of hyaluronic acid, a substance already present in the body. The injections restore the hyaluronic acid, which plumps the lips in a natural way.
The Lidocaine and numbing cream prevent the injections from hurting, although you might still feel a slight sting. Liposuction doesn’t hurt during the procedure due to the anesthesia used.
You can return to work immediately after Lip Enhancement with dermal fillers. In fact, you can have the treatment during lunch and go directly back to work, if you wish. If you have had Facial Fat Grafting, you will need to take a few days to a week off from work due to the Liposuction.
There are no scars from Lip Enhancement injections. You might have very small scars on the lower body where the fat was extracted during Liposuction.
The results of your Lip Enhancement injections are immediate, but post-treatment swelling may make your lips look fuller for about a week.
Many people who opt for Lip Enhancement decide to also have dermal fillers or fat injections in other areas of the face that have lost volume, such as the nasolabial folds from the nose to the mouth, marionette lines from the mouth to the chin, hollowed cheeks, hollowed temples, or sagging jowls.
While permanent lip implants are an option, most Lip Enhancement treatments are accomplished with dermal fillers or fat injections rather than surgery.
The dermal fillers most often used for lip enhancement are Juvederm or Restylane, which add volume to make your lips fuller. If your lips are uneven or drooping at the corners, Dr. Subbio uses his artistic abilities to place the fillers in just the right places to either lift the corners or make your lips more symmetrical. The needle is tiny and well-tolerated, and this is not a surgical procedure.
No. Dermal fillers contain Lidocaine within the formula to numb the area. A numbing cream is also applied prior to your injections.
If you are getting Facial Fat Grafting, Liposuction can usually be done using a local anesthetic and sedation. A numbing cream is then applied to the lips before the fat injections.
Dermal filler injections should take no more than 30 minutes. If you are having Facial Fat Grafting, the Liposuction and injections take 1-3 hours total.
You need no recovery period after Lip Enhancement with dermal fillers. Some patients have some mild swelling and bruising for a few days. With Facial Fat Grafting, you will have some swelling, bruising, and tenderness in the areas that had Liposuction. Some patients also have mild swelling and bruising of the lips from the injections.
Some people experience slight bruising of the lips, but it’s usually minimal and goes away quickly. You will experience some bruising in the Liposuction sites.
Not only is Dr. Subbio a trained artist, but he has many years of experience with Lip Enhancement. He knows how to avoid overfilling your lips during this treatment.
Most dermal filler injections last 6-12 months. Fat grafting is long-lasting, but about 25% of the fat is reabsorbed by the body. Dr. Subbio will tell you how long you can expect your Lip Enhancement to last.
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