Facial plastic surgeon discusses lip enhancement for a new look

Explaining lip enhancement
Are you considering lip enhancement for a new look? Lip enhancement can give you fuller lips, or can be performed on the upper lip or lower lip. The lips can be augmented with a patient’s own tissues, or with the use of dermal fillers. The procedure is very popular because it produces immediate results, which can be either subtle or dramatic. The degree of fullness is controlled, addressing the following concerns:

• A thin upper and/or lower lip
• Loss of volume in the lip (or lips)
• Lips that disappear’ when you smile

Patients should be cognizant of the fact that lip enhancement or augmentation is not a good solution if they have a long upper lip. A lip enhancement will not address a long upper lip. A lip lift is the only way to reduce the long space between the top of your top lip and the bottom of your nose.

How is lip enhancement performed?
Lip enhancement can be performed within an hour time frame, under local anesthesia or sedation. A lip enhancement performed as a local procedure in the office, is comparable to the experience you might have with a dental procedure. There are three basic filler choices when it comes to lip enhancement:

1. Dermal fillers
2. Synthetic implants
3. Your own fat.

Dermal fillers are absorbable. Results should last for 4-6 months. The fillers are prepackaged in a syringe and injected directly into the lips. Prior to the injection, a numbing cream can be applied so that the patient does not feel anything. Ice packs can also be applied to reduce the sensation that one might feel with the injections. The entire injection procedure typically takes twenty to thirty minutes.

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman of Charlotte NC is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He has practiced facial plastic surgery since 1988 and his expertise and training far exceed any other facial plastic surgeon in town. The Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery is a beautiful, modern facility that offers patients the experience and expertise of one of the country’s foremost authorities on facial plastic surgery. As a patient, you can be assured that you will receive a detailed evaluation by Dr. Sean Freeman that is tailored to meet your individual needs. Patients are never rushed to make a decision, they are encouraged to take as much time as they feel is necessary to have their questions answered and to feel confident about their decisions. To benefit from Dr. Freeman’s many years of experience, you can request your consultation online. Call his office and ask about lip enhancement for a new look in Charlotte, from the most experienced surgeon in the region.