Lip augmentation gives patients full, youthful lips 

Lip augmentation is a way to give patients fuller lips. Charlotte, NC surgeon Dr. Sean Freeman offers many different procedures and surgeries that give patients plump looking lips. The type of procedure a patient has depends on the patient’s goals and facial structure. Dr. Freeman can recommend the best procedure following a consultation.  

Lip fillers are one way to enhance lips temporarily 

Lip fillers, or lip injections, are one lip augmentation procedure offered. This procedure is done in the office and gives patients results quickly. Lip fillers also boast a short recovery time, making them ideal for people wanting fuller lips quickly.  

To do lip injections, the doctor will numb the area around the lips and mouth, then inject the solution into the lips. Since the physician is injecting the fluid slowly, they can judge how much is needed as they go to help make sure patients do not have overly puffy lips or lopsided lips. Fat injections and solutions made of hyaluronic acid are common fillers used in lip injections.  

Patients may experience slight swelling for 24 to 48 hours following the procedure but rarely experience any bruising. Though the relatively easy recovery is one major benefit of lip fillers, it is important to note that the procedure is not permanent and repeated injections will be needed to maintain the results.  

Lip surgery is another option for fuller lips 

Patients looking for a more permanent lip augmentation procedure may undergo a lip lift or lip augmentation surgery using an allograft. These procedures are permanent and require a skilled and reputable surgeon.  

A lip lift is often used when the bottom lip does not need work, but the top lip is too thin. The surgeon will go in through an incision under the nose and remove extra skin and tighten the muscles. This makes the top lip look fuller and balance out the bottom. This technique leaves minimal to no scarring and stitches are removed within a week.  

A lip surgery using an allograft is another lip augmentation option. An allograft involves taking human tissue from one person and implanting it into another person. IN this case, the tissue is implanted in the lips to give patient’s fuller lips. This is often used for reconstructive purposes, but it can be used to enhance lips as well. The transplanted tissue comes from carefully screened donors and is regulated by the FDA.  

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon 

Charlotte, NC patients who are considering a lip augmentation procedure should contact Dr. Sean Freeman. Dr. Freeman has focused exclusively on the face since 1988. With his expertise and experience, Dr. Freeman can help you pick the best surgery for you to give you the best results possible.