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
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.
Plan Your Procedure
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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.