Lip Augmentation in Huntersville, NC
Do you envy Hollywood starlets who have full, sexy lips? Are you tired of using lip liner and other tricks to change the shape and size of your lips? Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that gives you fuller lips, and now you can have the look of your dreams! Board-certified Huntersville surgeon, Dr. Briggs E. Cook, Jr., who specializes in facial plastic surgery, offers lip augmentation to those living in Charlotte and the surrounding areas.
What is Lip Augmentation?
Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that changes the shape and size of your lips. The procedure is also recommended for correcting asymmetry and other flaws. When Dr. Cook performs your lip augmentation, you will have fuller lips that still look natural. Enhancing your lips also improves the overall balance of your face, so you may be surprised to realize that just one procedure makes such a wonderful improvement in how you look and feel.
Benefits of Lip Augmentation
After having a lip augmentation, you may:
- Have fuller, natural looking lips
- No longer need lip liner to hide flaws
- Enjoy greater confidence
When Should I Have Lip Augmentation?
If you are at least 18 years of age, lip augmentation can be performed at any time. We do recommend that you carefully consider the decision to enhance your lips. Working with Dr. Cook gives you the confidence you need to make an informed decision about the procedure. If you are uncertain about lip augmentation, Dr. Cook or Denise Curtis, PA (our cosmetic injector) can temporarily enhance your lips with dermal fillers.
What Should I Expect From Lip Augmentation?
Lip augmentation with implants requires local anesthesia. Dr. Cook makes an incision at the corners of the mouth, inside the lip or below the lower lip. He uses a scalpel to make a pocket in the soft tissue, and he inserts the implant. He makes adjustments and closes the incisions with sutures.
If dermal fillers are used, Dr. Cook or Denise Curtis, PA make several injections in the lip area until they are satisfied with the results.
Bruising, swelling, and mild discomfort are common after a lip augmentation. Your lips may also feel tight. The symptoms are localized around the injection sites when dermal fillers are used. Dr. Cook or Denise Curtis, PA may recommend that you use cold compresses and non-prescription medication to reduce symptoms.
Recovery from dermal fillers takes only 48 to 72 hours. The recovery from lip augmentation with implants may take one to two weeks.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Lip augmentation with implants is permanent. If you ever change your mind about your lip augmentation, you will need a second surgery to remove and/or replace the implants. For lip augmentation with dermal fillers, the results may last three months to one year, depending on the types of fillers that are used.
How Much Does Lip Augmentation Cost?
The cost of lip augmentation is based on the type of augmentation (implants or dermal fillers). The cost varies by patient as well as type of implant and dermal filler. Pure Facial Plastic Surgery accepts cash, personal checks, major credit cards, and Alphaeon™ Credit financing.
Lip augmentation is recommended for individuals with thin lips and other cosmetic concerns. If you are interested in lip augmentation and want the best possible care, contact Pure Facial Plastic Surgery in Huntersville, North Carolina today to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Cook. We serve the residents in and around Charlotte.