Dr. Laverson artistically volumizes and/or shapes your lips, and can renew more youthful skin around the lips. Lips may be enlarged, softened, lifted, reshaped, or restored so you appear more feminine, more pleasant, or more passionate. Lips are important in your expression; If lips are communicating inaccurate messages to others, we adjust them to more accurately reflect your emotions. A smile, even if slight, makes you much more approachable. Facial impressions can be adjusted with temporary fillers or more permanent augmentation, but surprisingly minor aesthetic office procedures. Our contemporary techniques, surgical skill, high standards, and artistic vision are the difference. Even subtle changes may produce dramatic result.
We use Belotero®, Restylane®, Perlane®, Juvederm Ultra Plus®, Permalip® implants, and other off the shelf products for lip augmentation. Office treatment is EASY FOR YOU!
Aquamid® is an excellent alternative available in Europe, but not yet FDA approved.
We can also augment with Acellular Dermal Matrix or your own dermis and/or by fat transfer. Which of these alternatives you choose depends on your preferences and situation. Dr. Laverson has performed hundreds of lip shape changing procedures, including anguloplasty, extended anguloplasty, upper lip lift, V to Y and W plasties, internal lip lifts, and others.
Combination treatment for wrinkles around the lip vermilion may also include laser skin remodeling and other applications.
Belotero® from Merz Pharmaceuticals offers a broad range of hyaluronic injectable fillers to treat a number of different cosmetic concerns. Belotero® Volume was specially formulated to restore volume and plump up the lips, cheeks, and temples. What sets Belotero® products apart from other hyaluronic fillers is that they’re created using the proprietary Cohesive Polydensified Matrix (CPM) process. This results in a smooth, flexible gel that gently fills in the lips, adding luscious volume while blending into the natural structure of your skin. The procedure takes 30 minutes and requires no downtime. With Belotero® Volume, you get plump, kissable lips, and results that last a year or more.
The Restylane® line of hyaluronic acid fillers from Galderma is well-known for providing natural-looking results. Restylane Silk® in particular was formulated with smaller HA particles and cross-linked to create a softer consistency. The formula is ideally suited to fill in thin lines around the mouth and to plump up lips for a soft, natural look. Restylane Silk® can be used to enhance lip definition, smooth out wrinkles around the mouth, and augment the lip size. Some patients also choose Restylane Silk® to create more appealing lip symmetry or enhance their lip shape. The Restylane Silk® formula contains 0.3% lidocaine to help maximize patient comfort. The procedure takes 30 minutes, and the results typically settle within a few days. Restylane Silk® will keep your lips supple and youthful-looking for 6 to 9 months.
Restylane® Kysse from Galderma may improve lip volume, projection, and may smooth wrinkles and fine lines around the lips. One key difference between Kysse and Restylane® is the particle size. The Kysse formula contains a larger hyaluronic acid particle size making it a better fit for deeper wrinkles around the mouth. Kysse can smooth out lip lines and enhance lip definition for a pretty, youthful pout. Because of the larger particle size, it may take a little longer to see results, but the results typically last up to a year.
The Juvederm® family of hyaluronic acid fillers from Allergan (AbbVie) offer high quality products to treat a range of cosmetic issues, including thin lips. While there are several products in the line that correct fine lines and wrinkles or add volume, Juvederm® Ultra Plus is designed for deep tissue structural augmentation. Ultra-Plus can take you from thin lips to pillowy plushness. The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes, and the smooth gel formula can be used to provide structure to thinning lips, correct proportion for asymmetrical lips, smooth out lip lines, and provide beautiful definition. Results last up to a year.
Permanent lip augmentation with Aquamid® (97.5% water and 2.5% polyacrylamide hydrogel) from Contura International in Denmark provides a more permanent result than absorbable hyaluronic acid lip fillers. Aquamid® is a watery gel that feels and appears like your own lips. Aquamid® has been extensively tested for safety and efficacy, and it lasts for years. Over time, Aquamid® becomes a part of your body, developing a blood supply by ingrowth of vessels from surrounding tissue. On the world market for over twenty years, Aquamid® has a proven record of success in over 500,000 treatments. Aquamid® can enhance both shape and volume of your lips. The treatment lasts approximately one hour and can be done in-office with local anesthesia. Aquamid® requires no downtime. Swelling and some discomfort may last several days, and you will need no maintenance treatments. Because it is permanent and cannot easily be removed, under-treatment is better than over-treatment. Another session can always be scheduled for more.
Most of the FDA approved products for lip augmentation in the United States are hyaluronic acid fillers, and the similarity between these brands and fillers is much greater than their differences. Best results are achieved by a skilled professional who can numb your lips well, who injects using optical magnification for precision, who understands lip aesthetics, and who can treat problems and complications. While lip size and contour are important in appearance, the relationship of lips to surrounding structures, their silent communication of mood or sentiment by shape and orientation, their position on the facial structure relative to dentition (teeth), and their appearance with dynamic movement (speaking and smiling) should be incorporated into lip filler treatment plans. Steve Laverson MD at Feel Beautiful Plastic Surgery performs temporary and permanent adjustments to lip size, shape, and position based on comprehensive evaluation, agreed upon with each individual in advance of treatment for the best possible outcomes.
Depending on your situation, we concentrate on definition and shaping, volumizing thin lips for softer femininity, emphasizing lip liner along edges, filling creases around the lips if aging is an issue, or turning up the corners for a more pleasant approachable appearance.
Usually, one ampule is enough to combine several of these effects. If we use 1cc, your look remains natural. For more dramatic augmentation, 2cc (two gel ampules) or more are required.
Yes, absolutely! We offer a range of treatments designed to enhance the appearance of the lips, and each treatment is customized to the individual patient, depending on their specific needs. We are able to restore volume to the lips and can also reshape the lips for a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Our treatments include temporary fillers as well as more permanent augmentation procedures.
Lip fillers are used to add volume to the lips, as well as to improve their overall shape and definition. The products work by filling and plumping the lips. The formula is injected into the lips during a relatively painless in-office procedure. The procedure causes minimal discomfort, as Dr Laverson numbs the lips with an anesthetic before beginning the treatment.