Chicago Lip Augmentation / Lip Filler Chicago
Non-surgical and surgical lip augmentation procedures are designed to give your lips a fuller appearance, enhancing the look and feel of your face.
Revolutionary new technology and developments in surgical procedures mean that it is now easier than ever before to revitalize your face and give extra volume to your lips to make them appear fuller and healthier. Having full lips can completely transform the entirety of your face, reducing the signs of aging by helping to make mouth lines less prominent and give people a confident smile.
The types of lip augmentation procedure are very varied, catering to different skin types and patient requirements. It’s possible to achieve fuller and plumper looking lips in a very short amount of time with or without surgery. The treatments are normally minimally invasive, relatively pain free, and capable of delivering exceptional results in adults of all ages.
WHY IS LIP AUGMENTATION A POPULAR COSMETIC PROCEDURE?
Undergoing lip augmentation treatment is a very personal decision, and one made for a wide variety of reasons. Commonly lip augmentation is undertaken to restore thinner lips back to their previous volume, altering the way that the face feels and giving a more youthful appearance.
As the body ages, the protein, collagen, is not produced in such high quantities. Collagen is partially responsible for giving lips the full and voluminous appearance, so over time, the lips start to become thinner and less pronounced. The reduction in elastin production, which makes the skin elastic, and hyaluronic acid production, which binds moisture, also can have a negative effect on the appearance of the lips.
There are also other factors at play which can cause the lips to thin or be naturally thinner. Lifestyle choices, genetic factors, and the size of a person’s teeth, which provide support for the lips, can all impact the fullness of the lips. This means that while lip augmentation is highly popular in people who are just beginning to experience a reduction in the production of collagen, it is still a commonly used procedure for adults at different ages.
The popularity of the procedure is largely down to extent at which the procedure can impact the whole face. The comparably simple lip augmentation can deliver extensive results without patients having to undergo full facial surgery or have multiple treatments in different areas of the face.
What Types of Non-Surgical Lip Augmentation Are Available?
The minimally invasive non-surgical lip augmentation in Oakbrook is a very common choice, offering a temporary solution to prominent mouth lines and thinning lips. Non-surgical lip augmentation is achieved through the use of a dermal filler which is injected into different areas of the lip by a trained plastic surgeon in Chicago. There are different types of dermal filler available for use in lip augmentation, with some of the fillers also used in other types of facial cosmetic treatments. Some of the most common hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers used for lip augmentation, include:
Belotero is amongst the lightest fillers capable of achieving a visible reduction to lines and depressions around the mouth, as well as in other areas of the face.
Restylane, and the various different types of Restylane, is a popular dermal filler for use in wrinkle removal treatments and lip augmentation and enhancement procedures.
Juvederm is a smooth gel that is capable of enhancing the skin by smoothing wrinkles and giving volume to the lips with highly natural-appearing results.
Each of the dermal fillers provide a similar degree of result, all helping to smooth the skin around the mouth, disguise the common signs of aging, and give the lips a boost in volume that can drastically change the appearance of the face in a natural and highly appealing way. Once the hyaluronic acid dermal filler has been injected into the skin area, it will gradually begin to support the tissues in the lip, enabling it to form a better and more voluminous shape to reduce thinness. During your initial consultation with your Chicago Oakbrook plastic surgeon, each of the options for dermal fillers will be discussed and the best one selected for your individual needs.
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IS NON-SURGICAL LIP AUGMENTATION THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR ME?
A concern that many people have when considering lip augmentation is that the result won’t look natural, and it will be obvious that a procedure had been done. However, one of the biggest benefits of a non-surgical lip augmentation through the use of a hyaluronic acid filler is that the physician in Illinois will have full control over the end result. The amount of filler injected can determine to what the extent volume added is, and how much the lines around the mouth are reduced. Your Chicago plastic surgeon will create a seamless transition, making the skin smoother, more youthful, and fresher, whilst still ensuring that the results look completely natural, leaving your face looking and feeling tighter and more relaxed, and your lips plumper.
Most healthy adults can undergo non-surgical lip augmentation treatment without any worry, especially since there are multiple different types of dermal filler available to suit a vast range of people. Before your Illinois plastic surgeon advises that a dermal filler is used, they will check to make sure that you have no allergies that could cause adverse effects during treatment.
How Do the Lip Augmentation Injections Work?
In the majority of cases, the non-surgical lip augmentation procedure in Chicago is very simple, quick, and safe. Commonly, a local or general anesthesia is used to numb the area where the injections will be. The places for injection will be marked, with the number of injections required depending on the patient, and what end result they wish to achieve.
After the area is prepared, the procedure is incredibly quick, lasting around an hour; with a little variation depending on the type of filler used and how many injections are needed. After the procedure is complete, most patients find that they are ready to leave the Oakbrook clinic very quickly, and even return to work on the same day.
The results typically start to appear immediately, with the lines around your mouth visibly reduced and your lips looking fresher and plumper. Normally in the days following the procedure there will be some minor bruising and swelling around the area, which should subside quickly. It is important to apply pressure to the area for a short time after the procedure, so the filler has time to properly settle.
What Is Surgical Lip Augmentation and What Does It Entail?
If you’re looking for a permanent or longer-lasting lip augmentation, then the surgical route may be the best option for you. This can involve either lip implants or a fat transfer. The fat transfer is very similar to the dermal fillers used in non-surgical lip augmentation, but is slightly more intensive; involving the collection, preparation, and transfer of fat from one area of the body into the area around the lips. This a process that can be done to enhance the appearance of many areas of the body, allowing for an area to be contoured to reduce the common signs of aging and eliminate wrinkles and sagging skin.
Lip implants are a slightly more complicated procedure, often delivering better results than fillers, but requiring invasive surgery. The procedure normally involves making a small incision at the corners of the mouth, so a tunnel can be formed within the lip. The implant is then placed inside of the tunnel and threaded through. Once the implant is adjusted to the required length, it is trimmed, and the incision closed. The Chicago lip augmentation surgery will take longer than the procedure will fillers, but similarly, there are multiple options available, including implants made from human tissue and synthetically made implants.
How Long Do the Results of Lip Augmentations Last?
While each of the lip augmentation options help to reduce skin depressions and wrinkles, and make the lips look and feel fuller, the results will last for varying amounts of time. The dermal fillers will often wear off around 6 months after the procedure, as the hyaluronic acid is absorbed into the body. The fat transfer procedure can last considerably longer, up to 5 years in some cases, although this does vary from patient to patient. The surgical lip implant option is a permanent solution to thin lips, ensuring that the lips retain their younger, fresher, and more voluminous appearance.
What Are the Potential Side-Effects and Complications of Lip Augmentation?
Lip augmentation is generally considered to be an extremely safe procedure, with only very rare instances of any additional complications arising, other than the standard bruising and swelling that accompanies most cosmetic procedures. Your Illinois plastic surgeon will always talk you though the potential complications and side-effects that could occur in both surgical and non-surgical lip augmentation, with some of the main potential complications, including:
- Allergic Reaction to the Filler
- Implant Rejections
- Surgical Infection
- Lumps Under the Skin
- Asymmetry of the Lips
Why Is the Kovak Cosmetic Center the Best Place in Illinois to Go for Lip Augmentation?
Lip augmentation surgery and non-surgical lip augmentation are very different procedures, but each similarly beneficial in the way that they can cause a full facial transformation. At the Kovak Cosmetic Center, we have the expertise and experience to perform both procedures using the latest techniques and equipment available.
Led by DR. Stanley Kovak, our team consists of experts in the areas of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures, extending to offer an exceptional range of services from dermal fillers, to the latest development in cosmetic surgery. If you’re considering a lip augmentation, then our team are on hand to walk you through the process, help you select the right kind of treatment for your needs, and ensure that you get the best results from your procedure.
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Our premier service in Chicago offers revolutionary treatment in a friendly family setting, the perfect combination to help our customers to feel comfortable whilst still ensuring that they receive the best treatment in Illinois. When it comes to the appearance of your face, and enhancing your natural beauty, we know that nothing less than the best service is good enough.
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