Lip enhancement using fillers
There are a number of ways a Charlotte NC facial plastic surgeon can provide you with lip enhancement. The easiest is through the use of an injectable filler, such as hyaluronic acid products or fat. Restylane is a stabilized hyaluronic acid filler which lasts for six to twelve months. Set aside two to three days for recovery. In the event the body rejects it, an enzyme can be used to dissolve it. Perlane is similar to Restylane, but has a different consistency and lasts longer. The procedure requires some topical anaesthetic before the injection. The swelling wears off after a few days. Ask your facial plastic surgeon for more on these fillers.
Lip enhancement using surgery
A more substantial and permanent form of lip enhancement is surgery, such as lip augmentation or a lip lift. Lip augmentation is done using a dermal allograft, which transplants collagen from donated skin tissue into your lips. The cells and their DNA are removed from the tissue, so there is no danger of rejection — collagen is collagen. It will naturally become part of your own tissue. This also requires a recovery period of several days.
If the upper lip is too long, the surgeon may give you a lip lift. This means making a gull-wing-shaped incision under the nose, removing excess skin and tightening the muscles to bring out the upper lip and make it look fuller. This is usually done in the surgeon’s office, and involves minimal sedation.
Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
The best surgeon in Charlotte NC to go to for lip enhancement 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’re looking for any kind of lip enhancement, make an appointment with his office today or ask for an online consultation in order to receive a discount on the consultation fee.