Lip Augmentation in El Paso, TX

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What is a Lip Augmentation?

Whether you have always had slim lips or you are noticing less volume in your lips over time, surgical or nonsurgical lip augmentation can help create a fuller, more shapely mouth. Lip augmentation may be accomplished with silicone implants, a fat transfer, or a vermilion advancement (lip lift) to obtain the volume you desire. Lip augmentation can create amazing results that last for years. For lip augmentation without surgery, there are several dermal fillers that can temporarily plump the mouth for a fuller look. If you are interested in learning more about surgical or nonsurgical lip augmentation, contact SkinSational MedSpa in El Paso, TX to schedule an appointment for a free lip augmentation consultation with skilled facial surgeon Dr. Reo Pugao.

How is a Lip Augmentation Performed?

Ideal candidates for lip augmentation are in good general health and are dissatisfied with the volume of their lips. There are several different approaches to lip augmentation, and Dr. Pugao can help patients select which method will be right to meet their aesthetic goals during a free consultation at SkinSational MedSpa. The different methods for lip augmentation include:

  • Lip Implants
    A thin incision is made at the corner of the lips so the implant(s) can be inserted. It can take a few weeks for the implant(s) to settle into their final position and any swelling to subside, but lip implants will create improvements that last for years.
  • Fat Transfer
    First, fat will be extracted (via liposuction) from an area of your body with excess fat. The fat will then be cleaned and injected into your upper and/or lower lips until the desired fullness is achieved. Since a portion of fat is usually reabsorbed after the surgery, the lips can be filled a little more to compensate for this loss. Lip enhancement with a fat transfer can be repeated over time to sustain or enhance your appearance, but generally, your results will last for several years.
  • Lip Lift/Vermilion Advancement
    During a lip lift, a very small incision will be made on the upper and/or lower lip line. A small area of skin outside the lips will be removed, then the lips will be pulled to replace the excised skin and sutured into their new position. This lip advancement surgery gives long-lasting improvements to the shape and size of the mouth.
  • Dermal Fillers
    Nonsurgical lip enhancement can be achieved with dermal fillers. Injections can be done in one of our treatment rooms as an outpatient procedure. Based on the brand of dermal filler used, a local anesthetic may be included in the formula or numbing cream may be applied on the lips before the treatment. Once your lips are prepared, multiple injections will be made in the needed areas and then massaged to give more even results. You will be allowed to leave after your treatment to continue your normal routine.

It's important to pay attention to all aftercare instructions provided by Dr. Pugao to have faster healing and the best results. Whether you received a nonsurgical or surgical lip augmentation, your mouth will most likely be sore or tender for several days. The improvements from nonsurgical lip augmentation may last for about 3 – 12 months, depending on the brand selected for the treatment. Surgical lip augmentation should provide long-lasting results, but natural aging can impact results in time.

Lip Augmentation FAQ

How much does lip augmentation cost?
The cost of lip augmentation will vary based on a number of factors, like whether you choose a fat transfer, implants, or dermal fillers. In your consultation with Dr. Pugao, he will create your treatment plan before discussing your estimated cost. SkinSational MedSpa takes many payment methods, and we can help you find low-interest medical financing to make your procedure easy to afford.

Can I get the lips of a specific celebrity?
Like many other patients, you may come in and request the full, sexy lips of an actor or actress. Bringing in pictures of what you like will help Dr. Pugao understand your goals; however, it may be difficult to create the exact shape and appearance of someone else. At your first appointment, Dr. Pugao will listen to your goals before talking about your choices (dermal fillers, a fat transfer, or implants) to augment your lips. After that, he will work with you to craft your personal treatment plan.

Should I get implants, a fat transfer, or fillers?
Depending on your specific wants, Dr. Pugao can help you decide between a fat transfer, implants, and dermal fillers for your lip augmentation procedure. If you are uncertain about which option you want or don't want an invasive procedure, injectable fillers might be your best choice. You can become comfortable with Dr. Pugao and determine the amount of volume you want before proceeding to a more invasive but longer-lasting procedure. During your initial consultation, Dr. Pugao will explain the pros and cons of each of your choices, so you may choose which one you want.

Do lip implants look fake?
Implants are made from a flexible material that is designed to feel and look natural. With his years of training and experience, Dr. Pugao inserts lip implants so your results will look natural but impressive. During your initial consultation, he will discuss the size and shape of upper and/or lower lip implants to match your goals. In 2 – 3 months, the implants will settle into their final position, and the inflammation will subside — so you may enjoy your results.

Is lip augmentation reversible?
Generally, patients are very pleased with their lip augmentation. However, if you are unhappy with your new look, you may opt to have your lip implants taken out. If you're uncertain about implants, Dr. Pugao might recommend dermal fillers since they're minimally invasive. For injectable fillers, the formula will eventually absorb into your body, so your lips will naturally become smaller.

Love Your Lips

SkinSational MedSpa wants to help you feel confident in the look and feel of your mouth. With surgical and nonsurgical lip augmentation options, you can get full, plump lips that improve your overall appearance. Call our El Paso, TX location today to make a treatment consultation with cosmetic surgeon Dr. Pugao. He will assess your mouth to develop a unique treatment plan that will achieve your desired outcome.

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