Lip enhancement surgery is no longer of exclusive interest to women. Men these days are increasingly seeking out lip enhancement surgery. Four percent of those who underwent such surgery in 2015 were men — up from 1 percent just a year previously.
Before this surgery, as before any facial plastic surgery, stop smoking — the less nicotine there is in your system, the faster you’ll heal. There will be a little swelling and bruising after the surgery, and you’ll probably want to take a few days off.
If you want your lips to be just a little bit fuller, the most commonly used approach is the injection of a filler. Hyaluronic acid products are the most common fillers used, but fat is also sometimes used. A more radical reshaping can be achieved through a dermal allograft, which means transplanting donated skin collagen into your lips. If you get a dermal allograft, it will be several days before you are ready to return to work, but the dermis will naturally become a part of your own tissue.
If the upper lip is too long, the surgeon may recommend a lip lift. He or she will make an incision under the nose, removing excess skin and tightening the muscles to bring out the upper lip and create the illusion of fuller lips. This involves only a little sedation.
Charlotte’s top facial plastic surgeon
The best person to go to for lip enhancement in Charlotte is Dr. Sean Freeman. Since 1988 he has devoted his practice to facial plastic surgery and non-surgical aesthetic facial procedures, and has earned a reputation as the best facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte. If you are interested in lip enhancement, contact his office today.