Lip Augmentation in Miami
Fuller lips are regarded as a sign of beauty. Some people are born with thin lips while others are prone to become unhappy with how their lips begin to age. Your lips are also vulnerable to the signs of aging and are likely to show symptoms of aging with time. Environmental toxins, saliva and diet can also contribute to pale, aged lips over time. Fortunately, lip augmentation is an effective cosmetic procedure that can give you plumper, fuller lips.
Injectable dermal fillers are popularly used by Dr. Gallo for this lip augmentation procedure. People with thin lips can especially benefit from lip augmentation. The recovery time after the procedure is usually short, making this one of the easiest ways to make the face more aesthetically appealing, according to some standards.
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Types of Lip Augmentation Dermal Fillers
There are plenty of lip implants and dermal fillers to choose from to achieve lip augmentation. Dr. Gallo only uses FDA approved products that he feels will best accomplish your cosmetic and/or medical needs. Though the amount of time the volume lasts varies from patient to patient, Dr. Gallo will be able to provide you a general estimation of how long the product will last.
Popular Injectable Filler Brands
Here is a two of the most popular injectable dermal filler brands used by Dr. Gallo:
Juverderm: This is a one of the most popular dermal fillers manufactured by Allergan. The brand manufactures several products in the world of medical aesthetics. Using Juverderm can instantly result in plumper lips, also minimizing the appearance of smoker’s line close to the mouth.
Silk: This product is FDA-approved micro-fine filler, which is used around the lips. Silk offers unbelievably smooth and precise results, allowing the patient to feel more confident.
- Prior to the treatment, Dr. Gallo may provide an injectable anesthesia or topical anesthetic (similar to what patients are given at the dentist).
- The treatment area is expertly marked for the injection points to achieve desired fullness and shape.
- Dr. Gallo uses fine needles on the marked areas for greater comfort and less bruising.
- Just after a few minutes, you will notice an instant boost in your lip size.
- After the designated healing period, the lips will appear naturally enhanced and fuller.
How Much Filler is Used?
A notable advantage of these fillers is that the surgeon can use it in varied amounts. Patients who are not sure about how full they would like their lips to appear can start with a smaller dosage. If you would like fuller results, you can get another round of injections to further improve your look. Depending on the look you are trying to achieve, your surgeon may use more fillers later on.
After the procedure, patients can get back to their normal routine within a day. Patients who have undergone a lip augmentation treatment require very little downtime. During the brief recovery period, Dr. Gallo advises patients to avoid sunburns and avoid wearing lipstick or other lip products immediately after the surgery.
After treatment it is important that you do not apply any sort of pressure on the affected area as it can cause pain. Once the recovery is over and the patient’s lips have healed, you should no longer experience discomfort.
In addition, ice may be provided to the patient to ease swelling and discomfort immediately after the injections and to also minimize the effects of the symptoms.
Risk and Complications
Though they are comparatively low risks and complications associated with lip augmentation, the patient’s reaction typically depends on the type of filler used and their overall ability to heal.
Possible Side Effects of Lip Augmentation
Some mild side effects associated with lip fillers include bruising, minor discomfort, redness and tenderness.
Some temporary side effects of hyaluronic acid fillers may include:
Tenderness and redness on the treated area
Bleeding on the injection sites
Bruising and swelling
SOME SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS OF THE PROCEDURE MAY INCLUDE:
- Irregularities and lumps in the lips
- Scarring, stiffening of the lip and ulceration
- Lip asymmetry (parts of the lips are of uneven sizes)
- Injury to the blood vessel (this is caused when the needle is accidentally injected into a blood vessel, resulting in tissue loss)
- Allergic reaction resulting in swelling, itching and redness around the lips
- If you happen to suffer from any of the above side effects, contact your doctor immediately.
The Results of Lip Augmentation
Dr. Gallo is known for creating natural looking enhanced lips. Dermal filler results may last from six months to over one year.
About Lip Augmentation with Dr. Gallo
Dr. Gallo was also selected by Allergan, makers of Juvederm dermal filler to instruct other medical professionals how to perform lip augmentation, and is given the title of “Expert Injector” by Allergan. When selecting a professional for your lip augmentation treatment, with Dr. Gallo you are in the hands of a board certified facial plastic surgeon. Fuller lips are regarded as a sign of beauty. Some people are born with thin lips while others are prone to become unhappy with how their lips begin to age. Your lips are also vulnerable to the signs of aging and are likely to show symptoms of aging with time. Environmental toxins, saliva and diet can also contribute to pale, aged lips over time. Fortunately, lip augmentation is an effective cosmetic procedure that can give you plumper, fuller lips. Injectable dermal fillers are popularly used by Dr. Gallo for this lip augmentation procedure. People with thin lips can especially benefit from lip augmentation. The recovery time after the procedure is usually short, making this one of the easiest ways to make the face more aesthetically appealing, according to some standards.
About Lip Augmentation
Lip Augmentation is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that aims to improve the appearance of the lips by resulting in a much fuller look. Candidates can either choose to get lip implants or dermal fillers to achieve this look.
Lip augmentation using injectable fillers can provide positive results in less than 30 minutes. While there are plenty of different dermal fillers to choose from, products containing hyaluronic acid are more commonly used for this procedure. The substance is naturally found in the body and can help contribute to fuller lips.
Anesthesia is typically not required for injectable lip fillers. This is because the filler contains an ingredient known as lidocaine, which serves as a topical anesthetic. The results of the procedure are temporary because the body naturally breaks down and absorbs the filler particles.
The results usually last about 6 months, but the length of time may vary from person to person. Candidates who are planning to get lip implants are advised to get injectable fillers first so they are able to evaluate the results. The results of lip implants are permanent thus, it is recommended you think over the decision completely before booking the procedure.