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Lip Augmentation in Oxford, MS

Full, shapely lips are a hallmark of beauty and youth. Those naturally less well endowed or whose lips are beginning to thin or droop with age may want to consider a lip augmentation procedure to plump up these expressive facial features. Time-tested and minimally invasive, JUVÉDERM® hyaluronic acid (HA) injections may be the right solution for you. In the hands of a skilled plastic surgeon, this simple lip treatment can refresh your face and your outlook.

Am I a Good Candidate for Non-Surgical Lip Augmentation?

Anyone who is unhappy with the shape and fullness of the upper or lower lip is a good candidate for lip augmentation with JUVÉDERM® injections. As with any cosmetic procedure, it’s important to be in good general health and have reasonable expectations of outcomes.

Dr. Shell will discuss the desired shape and size of your lips before treatment. Achieving a natural look should be your mutual goal, with lips in proportion to the rest of your facial features. That will be the best way to avoid the dreaded “duck” lips.

How Is Lip Augmentation Performed

Multiple sites for injection around the contours of the lips are pre-determined during your consultation, and Dr. Shell will strive to create the most natural contour possible.

Performed in a clinical setting, lip augmentation should take less than 30 minutes. A topical numbing cream may be used, but there should be little discomfort. Injections are strategically and precisely delivered, and the patient may return home shortly afterward.

Before & After

Lip augmentation. Before and after

What Is Lip Augmentation Recovery Like?

Lip augmentation with JUVÉDERM® requires little in the way of recovery or downtime. There may be some soreness and inflammation at the injection site for sensitive patients, but this will fade within a day. Other side effects are very rare. Normal activities can be resumed immediately following the procedure.

What Results Can I Expect From Lip Augmentation?

Though not permanent, results from lip augmentation with JUVÉDERM® can last up to 18 months. The JUVÉDERM® product will naturally work its way out of the body over this time, so touch-up sessions should be scheduled periodically to preserve the results. Lips should be visibly fuller following treatment, with more regular contours and a symmetrical appearance. This, in turn, will create a more youthful, rested, and cheerful-looking face.

Frequently Asked Questions About Lip Augmentation

There are numerous factors to consider before committing to any cosmetic procedure. Below is a list of frequently asked questions associated with Juvederm lip augmentation:

  • Where else can JUVÉDERM® add fullness?

    JUVÉDERM® products can be used to restore facial fullness across the face, including the cheeks and nasolabial folds. This product line, including JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC, augments facial shape and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Are there any risks associated with lip augmentation?

    As will any cosmetic procedure, there are risks associated with lip augmentation using JUVÉDERM®; however, side effects are rare and generally mild. Dr. Shell or his staff will discuss these risks with you prior to your procedure. Some potential side effects may include slight bruising, redness, tenderness, or pain at the injection site. These side effects tend to disappear within days or hours after the procedure.

  • Should I combine my lip augmentation with other cosmetic treatments?

    Lip augmentation with JUVÉDERM® can be combined with other non-surgical treatments, including:

  • Why should I choose Dr. Shell for lip augmentation?

    During your consultation, Dr. Shell will listen carefully to your concerns, ensuring that all treatments are customized to meet your goals. He uses the latest technology in a comfortable and confidential setting. Dr. Shell is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Interested in Learning More?

If you are in the Oxford, Mississippi, area and would like to know more about the lip augmentation procedure using JUVÉDERM®, give the friendly team at Shell Plastic Surgery a call. They can answer all of your questions about the product and the procedure and schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Call (662) 236-6465 now, or use the online contact form.