Lip Botox often refers to lip injections 

Lip Botox is often what people say when referring to lip injections. Charlotte, NC residents may consider the procedure if they are unhappy with the way their lips look. Fuller lips are often equated with youth and beauty and if patients feel their lips are too thin, they may feel self conscious about their appearance. Lip Botox is a quick way to give patients plump lips and help them feel more confident in their looks.  

This procedure can be done in the office, saving patients time and money 

Lip Botox, or lip injections, can be done in surgeon’s office. The doctor will numb the area around the mouth and lips, then will inject a solution into the person’s lips. There are many different substances doctors can inject into the lips to give them their fuller appearance. Fat injections are a common choice as well as solutions made of hyaluronic acid. Charlotte, NC physician often uses a hyaluronic acid called Restylane which is easy to inject and gives good results.   

The fact that this can be done in the office helps save patients money. Unfortunately, lip Botox is not a permanent solution, so patients will need to have repeat injections. Since patients do not need to undergo surgery, this keeps costs down, so patients with repeat injections will not have to save up mass amounts of money before each procedure. 

One major benefit of lip Botox is its recovery time 

Unlike some plastic surgeries, most patients can see their results in a day or two. Lip Botox boasts a fast recovery time with minimal side effects, making it a popular choice for people wanting to quick improvement to their looks.  

Patients will experience slight swelling of the area following surgery, but this fades within 24 to 48 hours, allowing patients to see their results quickly. Some bruising may occur around the injection areas but this is rare, and most patients do not experience bruising. 

Though patients can enjoy a quick and relatively easy recovery, it is a good idea to have some help after the procedure. Be sure to have someone who can drive you home afterward and have someone who can stay with you for a few hours, or the day, afterward in case you need anything.  

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon 

Charlotte, NC surgeon Dr. Sean Freeman is the area’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon. His practice has focused exclusively on facial plastic surgery since 1988. Dr. Freeman takes pride in helping patients look and feel their best and specializes in a variety of procedures, such as lip procedures. Patients considering lip Botox should be sure to contact Dr. Freeman’s office to set up a consultation and see how he can help you look your best.