Before you kiss summer goodbye, come into H/K/B and perfect your kisser. Our lip enhancement procedures can help you achieve fuller, luscious lips. For the perfect pucker, this summer and beyond, explore our most popular lip treatments.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Our easiest option for lip augmentation is to use a hyaluronic acid filler. We inject a soft gel filler into the lip area, adding volume and filling in lip lines. Hyaluronic acid, a primary component in our HA fillers, is known for its ability to restore a supple skin texture. It’s naturally occurring in the skin, but levels decrease as you get older. This treatment can improve both the appearance and feel of your lips.
HA fillers are administered in a short, in-office treatment. Our expert injectors will prepare the area and then quickly fill the lips with several small injections. We are careful to use the right amount of product, no overfilled duck lips here! Typically, a treatment takes 15 minutes or less.
For lip injections, we use both Juvéderm® and Restylane® products. Juvéderm® Volbella is an excellent choice for volumizing the lips and filling in smoker’s lines around the lip area. Restylane® Silk is specially designed for use in the lip area and features smaller HA particles for a smooth and natural looking result.
Fillers provide excellent but temporary results. For our patients that want a longer lasting lip enhancement option, we offer fat grafting. This procedure will use a small amount of your own fat to smooth lines and add volume to the lips. The fat is extracted in a simple liposuction procedure and then run through a centrifuge to remove oils and impurities. The resulting fat is injected into the lips using a similar process to a dermal filler. In time, this fat meshes with the surrounding tissues, permanently relocating to the lip area.
With fat grafting, there are two surgical sites, the area where the fat is harvested and the lip area (the donor area). Our patients usually take 1-2 weeks off from work. Avoid strenuous activities for 1-2 months. Some patients will need pain medication.
Many patients who choose this option will never need lip enhancement treatment again. However, results vary from patient to patient.
Some of our patients achieve stunning lip augmentation results using a harvested strip of their own tissue, rather than a lip implant. We remove a small strip of tissue, often from a previous scar, and transplant it into the lips. This provides a lasting result without the need for an implant.
There is some downtime associated with this procedure, but it is typically minor. Patients will have two incision sites: the area where the tissue is harvested and the lip area.
We offer lip augmentation using PermaLip silicone lip implants. These implants are kissably soft and smooth. We love their natural feel once they are in place. Small incisions are made, carefully hidden at the corners of the lip, through which we insert the implant. This procedure is quick and only requires a local anesthetic.
There is some downtime after treatment. Most patients require less than a week off from work. Your implant will remain in place until it is removed.
For patients with downturned lip corners and a perpetual frown, we offer a lip lift. This surgical procedure can turn your frown upside down, creating a happier, more joyful facial appearance. Few practices offer this treatment, and H/K/B is proud to have experienced surgeons that are very familiar with this procedure.
Tiny incisions are made at the corners of the mouth, and the lip is carefully lifted. This procedure is very delicate and yields a stunning, natural looking result. Once you’re fully healed, scars are practically invisible.
Recovery is required. Plan on missing a few days of work, a week at most. Makeup can cover your incisions while you heal. After 2-4 weeks, incisions will fade until they are no longer discernable. Results are long-lasting, but natural aging may cause the lip to droop again.
A perfect pucker awaits! Call us to schedule your lip surgery at H/K/B, one of Charlotte and Hunterville’s favorite plastic surgery practices.