These days both men and women are interested in lip enhancement surgery. Four percent of those who underwent such surgery in 2015 were men, although it was 1 percent just a year earlier. But the lips are the most sensitive parts of the human face. Even the smallest change in them can affect the way we experience speech, food or love. To operate on them requires greater skill and delicacy than almost anything else a facial plastic surgeon does. If you want lip enhancement in Charlotte, you’ll want it to be done by the surest hands in the business. That means looking for a surgeon in your area with many years of experience, who has a good reputation and a lot of positive reviews on sites such as realself.com.
Before this surgery, stop smoking. There’ll be a little swelling and bruising after the surgery, and you’ll probably want to take a few days off. Don’t put makeup on until the visible sutures are out. This should only take five or six days.
If you want your lips to be just a little fuller, the surgeon will probably use a filler injection. Hyaluronic acid products and fat are most often used. You’ll need a little topical anaesthetic before the injection. The swelling will wear off in a few days. If you want them a lot fuller, the surgeon will perform a dermal allograft. This means planting collagen from donated skin tissue into your own skin. The skin cells are first removed from the collagen. This eliminates the risk of rejection, since there is no longer any foreign genetic material for your immune system to react to — collagen is collagen.
If what you want is not an increase in the size of your lips, but an adjustment in their proportions (specifically, shortening the upper lip) the surgeon may perform a lip lift by making an incision under the nose, removing excess skin and tightening the muscles to bring out the upper lip. This is usually done in the surgeon’s office instead of an operating room, and involves only a little sedation.
The best person to go to for lip augmentation or lip lifts in Charlotte 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 are interested in lip enhancement, contact his office or request an online consultation for a discount on the consultation fee.