Lip enhancement in Charlotte
If you want lip enhancement in Charlotte, this can be done with an injectable filler, such as hyaluronic acid products or fat. Restylane was the first stabilized hyaluronic acid filler to be approved by the FDA for cosmetic use. It requires a recovery time of two to three days and lasts for six to twelve months. In some cases, the body can react to it, leading to granulomas. This can easily be treated by injecting an enzyme to break down the Restylane. Perlane is similar to Restylane, but has a different consistency and lasts longer. The procedure requires a little topical anaesthetic before the injection. The swelling wears off after a few days. Ask your facial plastic surgeon for more information.
If your lips need more reshaping, this can be accomplished by a dermal allograft, which means transplanting donated skin tissue into your lips. Medical sources within the U.S. take the cells out of the tissue, leaving behind the collagen of the dermis, which is ready to be transplanted. If you get a dermal allograft, it will be several days before you ca go back to work, but the dermis will naturally become a part of your own tissue.
If the upper lip is too long, the surgeon may perform a lip lift by making a gull-wing-shape incision under the nose, removing excess skin and tightening the muscles to bring out the upper lip and create the appearance of fuller lips. This is usually done in the surgeon’s office rather than an operating room, and involves minimal sedation.
Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
The best person to go to for lip enhancement in Charlotte NC is Dr. Sean Freeman. He has been certified by two different surgery boards, the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Since 1988 he has devoted his practice to facial plastic surgery and non-surgical aesthetic facial procedures, and has earned a reputation as the best facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte. If you want to try lip enhancement in Charlotte, call his office or request an online consultation.