Lip injectables give patients fuller lips 

Lip injectables are a quick way for Charlotte, NC patients to have plumper lips with a short recovery time. Patients who have naturally thin lips they feel self conscious about may elect to have lip injectables to feel better about their appearance. Injectables are also an option for older patients who notice thinning lips as they age. 

Lip fillers can be done in the office 

Lip injectables, commonly known as lip fillers, can be done in the doctor’s office without the patient needing anesthesia.  The doctor will simply numb the area around the mouth and inject the filler directly into the lips. Patients may experience mild swelling, but it should fade completely within 24 to 48 hours.  

There are many different solutions doctors can use as fillers. Some may use fat from the patient to inject into the lips, while other may use solutions made of different things. Dr. Sean Freeman has found Restylane is one of the better options for lip injectables. Restylane is made of hyaluronic acid and is easy to inject into the lips.  

Patients should consider all options when considering a lip enhacing procedure 

Patients have many options when it comes to achieving the perfect pout. Lip injectables are one solution, but other options such as lip augmentation surgery are also available. The type of procedure a patient has depends on the patient’s goals and facial structure. The surgeon will do an evaluation and will be able to discuss all options available.  

Prior to the procedure patients will need to avoid certain behaviors and medications 

Prior to the procedure patients will need to take steps to help ensure a successful procedure. In the months leading up to the procedure, patients should refrain from smoking as it can affect blood flow. Certain medications, such as traditional pain relievers Aspirin and Ibuprofen should not be taken. Be sure to discuss any medications you take with your doctor before having the procedure. Patients should also drink plenty of water after the procedure to stay hydrated and have someone at home for a while following the appointment. 

 Choosing the best doctor is important 

Though lip injectables are a relatively easy procedure to have done, it is still important to make sure you find the best physician. Look for board-certified doctors with years of experience. Browse their website to see if you like the results in the doctor’s before and after section. When done right, lip injectables can give patients improved looks, but when done incorrectly patients can from various side effects and undesirable looks.  

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon 

Charlotte, NC area’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon is Dr. Sean Freeman. Dr. Freeman is double board certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and by the American Board of Otolaryngology. If you are considering lip injectables to improve the look of your lips, contact Dr. Freeman’s office to see what he can do to help.