Without realizing it, your lips may be giving away your age. While not everyone is born with a full, rosy pucker, even those with shapely lips will notice the mouth thin and fade. Increasing fullness in the lips is an easy way to rejuvenate the appearance. Many women in Santa Rosa choose lip augmentation using injectable fillers to increase the size and volume of their lips. With little downtime, non-surgical lip enhancement is a fast, simple way to add healthy volume to the lips, creating soft, natural-looking results.
The Lip Augmentation You Deserve in Santa Rosa
Once, synthetic implants were the only choice women had to create shapely lips. Today, however, patients also have the noninvasive option of innovative soft tissue fillers, which can quickly restore the desired shape to the lips, smooth lip lines or Smoker’s Lines, and establish an attractive lip border. Plastic Surgery Associates’ Dr. Francisco Canales and Dr. Heather Furnas bring patients a variety of temporary injectable lip augmentation options, including Juvederm XC, Juvederm Volbella, and Restylane Silk. These cutting-edge fillers can create a customized result for almost anyone.
Lip Augmentation Can:
- Improve genetically thin, small lips
- Restore lips than shrink due to age, smoking, or sun-damage
- Add definition and shape to to lips
- Create a Cupid’s Bow, or M shape, along the upper lip
- Correct asymmetry between the top and bottom lip
Lip augmentation can make a difference in the way people see you, and in the way you see yourself.. If you are interested in the benefits of lip augmentation, schedule a confidential consultation with Dr. Furnas or Dr. Canales, where we will be happy to discuss your options.
Lip Augmentation Consultation in Marin County:
To determine if lip augmentation is right for your needs, a private consultation appointment will be scheduled at Plastic Surgery Associates. At this time, Dr. Furnas , Dr. Canales , or one of their well-trained nurse practitioners who work closely with them will perform an evaluation of the lips and facial tissue. After a detailed discussion about lifestyle, short-term, and long-term goals, the surgeon will explain all of the lip augmentation options available. Dr. Furnas and Dr. Canales and/or staff will present before and after photographs of their recent lip augmentation patients, which will help create a visualization of the potential results, review the risks, benefits, and limitiations, will then answer any questions. Together with the patient, they will decide on the optimal lip augmentation procedure, creating a personalized treatment plan. Additionally, one of Plastic Surgery Associate’s patient coordinators will explain the cost of the specific treatment, and go over all of the accepted payment options, including financing through CareCredit.
Lip Augmentation Candidate:
Patients who are good candidates for lip augmentation is in good health, frustrated with either naturally thin lips or who has noticed an age-related decrease in lip volume. A good candidate will commit to the recovery requirements and have reasonable expectations for final results.
Not every lip augmentation technique is right for everyone, however. Existing allergies should be discussed with Dr. Furnas or Dr. Canales. While small, there is the possibility of allergic reaction to the materials used with lip implants. Patients with a known allergy to hyaluronic acid or lidocaine are not a good candidate for some filler treatments. At the consultation appointment, the surgeons will further discuss the potential risks of lip augmentation and determine the best option for each patient’s needs.
The Lip Augmentation Procedure in Marin and Sonoma County:
There are a variety of lip augmentation options available, each which can individually tailored to fit a specific patient’s needs. Dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acidcan provide dramatic results that can last for several months. Each lip augmentation procedure takes less than 30 minutes in the office, performed in a comfortable and private treatment room. As Juvederm Ultra XC, Volbella, and Restylane Silk are premixed with lidocaine, a local anesthetic, the injections are not considered painful. While some pinching or pressure may be felt, Dr. Canales, Dr. Furnas and their staff can include an additional anesthetic upon request.
- Juvederm XC:
Juvederm Ultra XC is one of the most trusted and popular soft tissue fillers used to restore shape and volume in the lips. The filler is a complex formulation of hyaluronic acid, perfect for restoring shape and volume in aging, deflated lips. Fine lines around the lips can be temporarily erased with Juvederm XC, bringing back a younger, more refreshed appearance. The results from Juvederm XC are immediate and will last from nine to twelve months, sometimes longer.
- Juvederm Volbella
One of the newest soft tissue fillers from Juvederm, Volbella will add immediate fullness and shape to the lips, that can last for up to a full year. Volbella utilizes a unique formulation of hyaluronic acid molecules, perfect for softening the delicate fine lines around the mouth and creating natural-looking lip borders. The gel-like consistency ensures consistent results for restoring a youthful mouth.
- Restylane Silk
Restylane Silk is a soft tissue filler, made from a silky gel that contains small, smooth particles of hyaluronic acid. This creamy formula allows Restylane Silk to create precise lip enhancement, plumping thin lips. The results from Restylane Silk look natural and organic. Benefits of treatment can be seen immediately and will last for up to six months.
The Recovery from Lip Augmentation:
Little to no downtime is required after lip augmentation. Sincde the lip fillers used by Dr. Canales, Dr. Furnas, and their staff are approved by the Food and Drug Administration, serious complications are rare. Side-effects can include swelling, bruising, and redness, which typically resolve over the following couple of weeks. Itching and temporary numbness may also occur.
After a filler session, patients may return to work the same afternoon, but swelling and sometimes bruising should be expected. Strenuous activities should be avoided for 24 to 48 hours. The benefits of injectables can last from nine to twelve months. Lip implants can provide long-lasting results.
Finding the lip augmentation you deserve in California’s wine country:
Great lip augmentation results will require an experienced, skilled provider. Together, Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas have over 40 years of combined experience. Putting together the most renowned aesthetic staff in Marin County and Sonoma and Napa Valleys, Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas ensure their patients get the safest and most satisfying lip augmentation procedures available today.
Schedule your complimentary lip augmentation consultation with Plastic Surgery Associates by calling the Santa Rosa office at 707.537.2111. Consultations can be arranged in person, as well as online. Fill out our online Contact Us form, and one of our patient coordinators will get right back to you.
Lip Augmentation FAQ
What are my lip augmentation options, from Plastic Surgery Associates?
Lip augmentation refers to the semi-invasive procedure to add or restore shape and volume to the lips. At Plastic Surgery Associates, Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas use several different, customizable methods to plump the lips, create defined borders, and establish a Cupid’s Bow. These include injectables such as Juvederm XC, Juvederm Volbella, and Restylane Silk.
Will I make a good candidate for lip augmentation?
Potential patients should be in good health and fully understand the lip augmentation process. A wide variety of individuals can benefit from the treatment, no matter the skin type or ethnicity. Those with a known allergy to lidocaine or hyaluronic acid may not be considered a good candidate for injectables. Patients with an active skin infection or pregnant will be asked to postpone their lip augmentation procedure.
Is lip augmentation painful?
Lip augmentation is generally well tolerated by patients. With products that are premixed with local anesthesia, injections can be almost painless after the local anesthesia takes effect. Products such as Juvederm XC, Volbella, and Restylane Silk are premixed with lidocaine, a local anesthetic. For additional patient comfort, Dr. Canales, Dr. Furnas, and their staff can include a topical numbing cream.
When can I return to work, following my lip augmentation procedure?
Little downtime is needed after dermal filler injections. Most patients are back to work the same afternoon unless swelling and/or bruising is a consideration. While the treatment area may be mildly red, tender, or bruised, these are generally mild and resolve over the first week or two.
What are the risks of lip augmentation?
Lip augmentation from Plastic Surgery Associates is is associated with low risks and high patient satisfaction . Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas use FDA-approved dermal fillers, which provide a safe, custom-tailored lip augmentation procedureThere may be a risk for infection, permanent numbness, and asymmetry.
Lip Augmentation at a Glance
|Purpose:||To enhance or rejuvenate thin/flat lips.|
|Procedure:||Lip enhancements using injectable fillers are performed in-office and may require topical anesthetic.|
|Recovery:||Most patients will be comfortable enough to resume normal activities within two to three days of their injectable treatment; implants will require a one to two week-long recovery.|
|Results:||Voluptuous, youthful-looking lips.|
|Related Procedures:||BOTOX® Injectable Fillers Juvederm XC Juvederm Volbella Restylane Silk|