About Lip Augmentation
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Charles Virden performs lip augmentation using Juvéderm injectable fillers or an autologous fat transfer to the lips. Dr. Virden also offers the lip lift to correct signs of aging in the upper lip Dr. Virden has had an interest in lip augmentation for many years. Dr. Virden has studied and performed just about every possible lip procedure, surgery, and filler available, but these are the three he has found to be most effective for his Nevada and California patients at the office of Charles P. Virden, MD in Reno, Nevada:
Juvéderm® Ultra XC and Juvéderm Volbella® XC
Juvéderm Ultra XC injectable filler adds temporary fullness to the lips, while Juvéderm Volbella XC adds subtle volume and softens vertical lip lines.
Fat transfer is another quick and efficient way to plump up lips and give them a full and beautiful result. The potential to use your own fat is a nice option for those who want to lose some fat in the tummy or hip area and “transplant” the fat to the lips.
Some patients find that as they age, the length of the skin above the upper lip lengthens and covers up the bottom edge of the front teeth. With a lip lift, Dr. Virden removes the strip of excess skin from underneath the nose to rejuvenate the area around the mouth and lips.
Dr. Virden's primary Lip Augmentation method is Silikon 1000. This off label medical-grade silicone is used for long lasting results due to it's inability to be broken down by the body.
The ideal candidates for upper and/or lower lip augmentation surgery are men and women who:
- Have thin lips
- Want fuller, balanced lips
- Have excess skin above their upper lip
- Are in overall good health
"I came in from out of state to have my procedures done with Dr. Virden. He is extremely personable, knowledgeable and confident in what he does. On the day of my pre-op, as I was flying into Reno, my flights were diverted and delayed and I didn't get in until late. Dr, Virden went above and beyond to meet with me outside of normal office hours to make sure I was ready and confident for surgery the next morning. He is caring and attentive and checked in on me over the weekend after the surgery. I'm extremely happy with my results. My breasts look amazing and my tummy flat! I have had minimal pain after surgery and I attribute that to having an extremely skilled surgeon. I highly recommend Dr. Virden!"- Google User / Google / Nov 22, 2016
"I went to see Dr Virden over work that needed to be redone by another surgeon and I was uncomfortable nervous scared because of the previous treatment. Dr virden explained to me exactly what needed to be done how it would be fixed,h was very knowledgeable, personable, and compassionate. He had a true concern for what was going on with me and how to fix it. I now feel very comfortable having the work fixed by Dr. Virden."- L.D. / Google / May 16, 2019
"Lynnsey did a fantastic job and made our daughter's ear piercing experience simply beautiful. Thank you so much!"- M.G. / Yelp / Apr 30, 2019
"Coming here is like dealing with trusted familyReviews have always been very important to me when considering a new physician- especially a plastic surgeon. Let me just say I have only felt safe and overly please with Dr. Virden and his skill as a cosmetic surgeon since my first enhancement in 2006. You won’t find a doctor with a better bedside manner. Dr. Virden takes his time to engage his patients and carefully listens to what you want the end results to be and eases any concerns you might have. Last week I flew from Austin to Reno to solely have a new procedure done by Dr. Virden. This is the level of expertise and trust we’re dealing with. Description: Personable, kind, honest and incredibly talented. It takes an all star team to support a doctor to be an award-winning plastic surgeon. You’ll experience dealing with an efficient and very sweet, professional staff at Dr. Virden’s office who cares about you and about making your cosmetic surgery experience amazing- and even exciting! Calls and emails are immediately answered or promptly returned. The day prior to surgery, I was sent home with a beautifully bound pre and postoperative reference guide that was customized specifically for me and the procedures that were scheduled. This was incredibly helpful to refer back to whenever I forgot a detail that I was already told and had just forgotten. This team always go above and well beyond the standard of care. Dr. Virden’s office even arranged transportation for me to and from surgery! You will not find a better cosmetic surgeon and staff. A world-class experience, every time."- M.S. / Google / Apr 28, 2019
"Absolutely amazing! Thanks for your help; I feel amazing!"- M. . / Google / Apr 24, 2019
What to Expect
Depending on the augmentation option the patient chooses, surgery may or may not be needed, but all of the options can be performed as an outpatient procedure. Injections grafted fat o medical-grade dermal fillers do not need incisions and will be implemented with a syringe. It may take several injections to get the desired fullness. Patients can expect the lips to be tender and sore for several days after the surgery. Scarring is very minimal with a lip lift. Aftercare instructions will be given to help all patients properly care for their lips.
Patients should see immediate results after their lip augmentation with injectable fillers or a lip lift. Dermal filler injections will slowly absorb into the body and thus the lips will naturally become smaller. Repeated treatments will be needed to maintain results.
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Love Your Lips
At our plastic surgery practice, we want you to love your lips and your smile. Schedule a private consultation with our office today and learn how a lip augmentation can give you back the fullness in your lips or create the sensuous lips you desire.