Lip Augmentation in San Antonio, TX at RejuveMD
Is your pout less than perfect? Full, proportionate lips are an attractive facial feature and highly sought after by many of our patients. If your natural lips aren’t up to the task of pucker perfection, we can help you achieve the look you desire with lip augmentation.
With surgical and non-surgical lip enhancement options available, we have a lip augmentation solution that will work for you. Call RejuveMD to schedule your lip augmentation consultation with Dr. Jose Barrera, an expert in facial rejuvenation and enhancement.
Benefits of Lip Augmentation in San Antonio, TX
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your lips, come in for a consultation with Dr. Barrera to explore your lip enhancement options. Our treatments are always customized, so you can create your ideal look, without the worry of overfilled “duck” lips. Show us lips you love, and we’ll help you create a similar look that works with your anatomy.
There are many aesthetic benefits of a lip enhancement procedure including:
- Increased definition of the “philtral columns,” Cupid’s bow, and lip edges (vermilion border)
- Smoother lines and wrinkles in the lip area for a younger-looking lip appearance
- Customized lip shape
- Improved lip symmetry
- Increased lip size and fullness
All of these advantages can take on a very natural look when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon and facial plastic surgery specialist.
Despite the fillers used to plump your pout, lips after augmentation still feel very real. Your lips will look and feel like natural lips to touch and kiss.
If you don’t love your lips, come see us. Dr. Barrera will help you create your ideal lip appearance.
Non-Surgical Lip Augmentation in San Antonio, TX
Non-surgical lip augmentation uses dermal fillers to add volume and enhance the shape of the lips. Fillers are injected both into the lip itself and into the skin surrounding the lips. The injection process is quick, usually less than 30 minutes. Results are instantaneous.
After a lip filler treatment, patients can return to work and other activities immediately. Swelling, bruising, and redness are common side effects of treatment.
Why Hyaluronic Acid Fillers Are Our Top Pick for Lip Augmentation
Dr. Barrera generally selects a hyaluronic acid filler (HA filler) for cosmetic lip enhancement. HA fillers offer our patients many treatment benefits including:
- Smooth gel consistency with a similar feel to natural lip tissue
- HA is naturally found in the skin and lips
- Minimal risk of reaction
- Many different brands and formulations available for a customized lip appearance
- Easily reversed if a patient isn’t happy with their results
- Quick, in-office treatment with no downtime
- Temporary results that last for 4-6 months
Permanent Lip Augmentation
Lip fillers are the most popular option for lip enhancement, but they offer only a temporary result. Patients desiring permanent enhancement will require a surgical procedure. As a plastic surgeon specializing in facial procedures, Dr. Barrera has both the surgical precision and aesthetic sense to create natural-looking enhancements to lips in people of all ethnicities.
Come in for a consultation to explore lip implants and our surgical lip lift.
A lip implant can be placed into the lip to add volume and fullness. We use silicone lip implants, including the PermaLip implant. To place a lip implant, a thin incision is made at the corner of the lip, through which an implant is carefully inserted. Lip augmentation with a lip implant leaves no visible scarring and offers a permanent and natural-looking result.
This procedure can be performed on the upper lip, the lower lip, or both lips together.
Surgical Lip Lift
Another option for lip enhancement is our lip lift. This procedure uses a small incision beneath the nose to lift and advance the upper lip. This advancement increases the amount of pink, visible lip. The lip appears fuller without the use of an implant or fillers. Lip lift procedures are a great adjunct to facial aging surgeries such as a facelift or necklift. Lip lift surgery can also be combined with rhinoplasty surgery. Many patients have a long upper lip and even after orthodontic braces, the long upper lip can hide a beautiful smile. A lip lift can be done in the clinic under local anesthesia and the recovery downtime is very fast. Most patients recover from a lip lift in a matter of days.
Frequently Asked Questions About Lip Augmentation
As we offer many different options for lip augmentation, the procedures and techniques, along with comfort levels, can vary substantially. Your comfort is important to Dr. Barrera, whether you receive surgical or non-surgical treatment. Many of the dermal fillers we use contain lidocaine, a numbing agent. We can also use a topical anesthetic if desired. For our surgical treatments, we use a local anesthetic to ensure you do not experience pain during treatment.
Lip augmentation costs vary, depending on the type of treatment you receive. Come in for a consultation to receive a detailed estimate for your treatment.
The lips are always on the move, making them a difficult area to treat with injectable fillers. Typically, a non-surgical lip augmentation with dermal fillers will last about six months. The duration may vary depending on your body’s response to the treatment and which filler we use.
If you’re new to lip augmentation, a non-surgical enhancement is a good place to start. If you love your new look, but want a longer-lasting result, talk with Dr. Barrera about our more permanent options for lip augmentation including surgical lip lift and lip implants.