Full, plump lips are signs of beauty and youth in our society. That is why lip augmentation is becoming more and more popular. Whether you have thin lips because you were born with them or due to the aging process, there are ways to enhance the lips to make them look fuller. At Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Grand Rapids, Dr. Iacobucci helps his patients get the lips of their dreams through his various lip augmentation techniques.
What is Lip Augmentation?
Lip augmentation uses injections or surgery to plump up the lips and smoothes out any lines or wrinkles. During a consultation appointment with Dr. Iacobucci, he will go over your personal goals and concerns so he can give you the best results possible.
How is Lip Augmentation Done?
Lip augmentation can be done through different methods depending on your goals and personal concerns. There are injectable fillers, fat transfer, or surgical methods that can be done to make your lips plumper and get rid of any aging signs.
You can get injectable fillers made from collagen or hyaluronic acid that act as a fat substitute in the lip. Collagen and hyaluronic acid are naturally produced in our bodies, but the production slows as we grow older, this way we are putting it back in to get a youthful look. Most patients only need one treatment to get their desired result. The effects may be temporary and require repeat treatments to keep the result.
With fat transfer, fat from your own body is harvested using liposuction techniques and injected into your lips to plump them up.
These are inserted through small incisions at the corner of the mouth. There are many lip implant options available that Dr. Iacobucci can go over with you.
Recovery from Lip Augmentation
Dr. Iacobucci will provide you with complete, detailed instructions for the recovery period. You may experience some mild bruising and swelling that can be managed with a cold compress. Some activities will be restricted for a little as your lips start to heal.
Who is a Good Candidate for Lip Augmentation?
If you find that your lips are thin and starting to get wrinkles and fine lines, then lip augmentation can help to improve this. The best patients for lip augmentation are in general good health, nonsmokers, and have thin, aging lips. Dr. Iacobucci will discuss your lip augmentation options with you and recommend the best one during a consultation appointment.
Meet with Dr. Iacobucci
To get started on your journey to more beautiful lips then call Dr. Iacobucci. At his practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Dr. Iacobucci sees patients from Cascade, Ada, Rockford, and all other surrounding communities. To make a consultation appointment call his office today.