Akron Facial Cosmetic Surgery Center

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Lip Enhancement

As we age, our lips tend to droop and become thin. The red portion of the lip and the border lose their fullness and voluptuous shape. Any woman desiring bigger lips can gain some benefit from lip augmentation. Those who have thinning lips and loss of a definable lip border secondary to the aging process will greatly appreciate the ability of filler to replace what was once there.

Treatment Options

There are many treatment options, both temporary and permanent, to consider. Dr. Santin uses filler products derived from hyaluronic acid (HA) such as Restylane® or Juvéderm® to augment the lips. HA is a naturally occurring building block of skin and as we age the level of HA in our body depletes. Filler lip enhancement takes only a few minutes to perform and provides long lasting, natural results.

What to expect

  • Dr. Santin will conduct a complete medical history and evaluation of the lips during your consultation.
  • Patients on blood thinners such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or fish oil may want to consider stopping these medications for one to two weeks before their treatment if it is approved by their primary physician. These products may result in more bruising, and although the bruises will resolve in a week, it can be an unnecessary burden.
  • Prior to injection, the lips may be numbed by an anesthetic.
  • Injections are then performed with Restylane® or Juvéderm®.
  • You may be given an ice pack to help minimize swelling.

Before Lip Enhancement
After Lip Enhancement