If you follow media or pop-culture, you have probably noticed that it is normal for celebrities to show off their full sexy lips, which they may or may not have been naturally gifted with. It is inevitable that the lips will lose volume and shape as a person ages.
Wrinkles and thinning lips may be fine for some, but others demand a clear answer to what can be done to fix this.
Lip augmentation is what we use to refer to any of a number of cosmetic techniques and treatments designed to provide smoother, fuller and radiant lips. Because there are a number of ways to address aging and loss of volume in the lips, Ordon Chopra Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery offers multiple treatments which all have unique abilities to improve the lips.
Dermal fillers have experienced an explosion in patient use since the turn of the century. Some of the most popular dermal fillers are great for more than just facial wrinkles. Restylane and Juvederm along with the new Captique are some of the fillers we offer that provide tremendous effects when applied to the lips.
Restylane is a non-animal filler made of stabilized hyaluronic acid that can provide fuller lips and reduce the appearance of wrinkles for as much as 4-6 months.
Juvederm is another hyaluronic acid filler that provides the highest available concentration of the substance in order to provide the smoothest enhancement of the lips for as long as 6 months.
Captique, the newest hyaluronic product, is a soft tissue filler that enhances the lips and has been described as a more natural look. Captique is also non-animal stabilized and is quickly becoming a new favorite among patients for its youthful and long lasting results.
Collagen is the chemical naturally produced below the skin that provides volume to the skin and staves off wrinkles.
A collagen treatment involves a series of microinjections that introduce collagen to the lips and provide fuller lips. Collagen lip injections last as long as 3 months, and many patients argue that collagen, second to fat transfer is the safest and most natural means of lip augmentation.
A fat transfer for injection in the lips requires very little fat, which can be taken from a wide range of fatty deposits across the body.
The fat is treated to separate oils and dead cells, and create a pure concentration of fat cells that will provide the maximum uptake in a patient’s body. The fat transfer is commonly believed to be the most long-term lip augmentation, however, patients may experience lumpiness and more pronounced swelling and bruising until the body accepts the fat.
Contact plastic surgeons Andrew Ordon, M.D., F.A.C.S. and Ritu Chopra M.S., M.D. for a consultation to lip augmentation through the contact page, visit our offices in person, or call us during our regular office hours.
“Dr. Chopra is not only very charismatic, knowledgeable, and experienced, his bedside manner made the difference in my decision to have my augmentation done by him. I will never use any other Doctor as I am a dedicated patient!”
“I had the most amazing experience with Dr. Chopra. He anticipated my needs and made sure I felt great with my results. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a wonderful plastic surgeon who really goes above and beyond!”
“Dr Chopra is the best Dr. out there! Dr Chopra is a Perfectionist, his bedside manner is warm, kind and very caring. If you are seeking a doctor to perform reconstruction revision or cosmetic surgery, You need to look no further.”
“Since then Dr. Chopra has done my implants and 2 fat transfer procedures. It has been 1 year and 9 months since my breast cancer diagnosis and in that time your surgical team becomes like family.”