As Kylie Jenner has shown us, a subtle enhancement of the lips can do a lot to improve your appearance. Filler injections are the most minor form of lip enhancement in Charlotte, but they can be used to improve thin lips, asymmetric lips, or turned-down corners that make you look unhappy even when you’re not. Hyaluronic acid products and fat are most often used. You’ll need a little topical anesthetic first, and it will take a few days for the swelling to wear off. If you’re not crazy about the results of a lip filler injection, you can have it reversed with an injection of hyaluronidase, or just wait for it to wear off and your lips to go back to normal, or something close to it — hyaluronic acid stimulates collagen growth, so your skin will be a little thicker there.
But even this procedure should be carried out by an experienced facial plastic surgeon with a delicate hand, great skill and an eye for beauty. After all, the lips are the most sensitive parts of the face. Even the smallest change in them changes the way you experience speech, food or kissing, in addition to altering your appearance.
If you want a bigger change than fillers can provide, the surgeon will do a dermal allograft, putting collagen from donated skin tissue in the skin of your lips. First, the skin cells are removed, leaving only the collagen behind. This means there’s no risk of rejection, since one person’s collagen is just like another’s. If what you want is a shorter, fuller upper lip, the surgeon may perform a lip lift by making an incision under the nose, removing excess skin and tightening the muscles. This is usually done in the surgeon’s office instead of an operating room, and involves only a little sedation.
As with any facial plastic surgery, you should stop smoking a few weeks before surgery and stay off nicotine until the healing process is complete. 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 lipstick on until the sutures are out, which should be in five or six days.
The best person to go to for lip enhancement 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.