When you go to a movie and see the luscious lips of stars such as Angelina Jolie, most of us get home, look in the mirror, and can relate. Some of us are born with thin lips. Others lose fullness as they get older.
But plump, full, shapely lips don’t have to be something you’re either lucky enough to have or not. Dr. Smith performs various types of lip augmentation procedures to enhance your lips.
Fat injections — This type of lip enhancement has the added benefit of removing fat from another area of the body before it is injected into the lips to add volume. The harvested fat is purified and then re-injected.
Dermal filler injections — Dermal fillers such as Restylane and Radiesse are very effective in adding definition and volume to the lips. Using a very fine needle, Dr. Smith injects these fillers into both the upper and lower lips. As the fillers are absorbed by the body, another session is necessary to maintain your results.
Collagen injections — Dr. Smith only uses human-derived collagen to avoid the adverse reactions caused by bovine collagen. Collagen is used in the same way that fat is injected.
AlloDerm — In this procedure, a sheet of collagen material derived from humans is rolled and threaded along the full length of the lips to enhance them. The procedure needs to be repeated every six to 12 months.
Dermal/fascia grafts — Body tissue from other areas can be grafted into the lips, as well. Skin, muscle, and collagen from the patient is used. This is a long-term option.
Don’t wish for lips like a movie star, get them! Call Dr. Smith at 843-705-8940 and let’s talk lip enhancement.