Lip Augmentation in Philadelphia, PA
Those with thinning lips who are looking for a solution may desire a lip augmentation performed by Dr. Raymond D. Jean of Main Line Plastic Surgery, serving patients in Philadelphia, Bala Cynwyd, Bryn Mawr, and other nearby areas in Pennsylvania.
What is a Lip Augmentation?
A lip augmentation is a surgery that involves placing implants in the lips to create a fuller, poutier look. This procedure smooths wrinkles, and at the same time, it adds volume, restoring a more youthful appearance to your lips. Augmentations are most often performed on the upper lip, but they may also be done on the lower lip or on both.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Lip Augmentation?
You might be a good candidate for a lip augmentation if you have noticed a loss in lip volume, and are looking for a longer-lasting solution than a dermal filler can provide.* You may also prefer a lip augmentation if you desire more pouty lips, as you can generally achieve rather dramatic results through this surgery.
Planning your Lip Augmentation Surgery
Virtually no downtime is required following lip augmentation surgery, meaning that little preplanning is needed. However, you should arrange to take a full day off from work to ensure there is plenty of time for your procedure and for the effects of the anesthesia to wear off.
How is a Lip Augmentation Performed?
Dr. Jean will determine the best location for placing the implants based upon the look you desire. Under local anesthesia, he will then make a series of tiny incisions in your lips so the implants can be inserted directly underneath the skin.* Your lips will then be sewn shut using very thin stitches that make them virtually undetectable.
How Much Does a Lip Augmentation Cost in Philadelphia?
Plastic surgery procedures such as a lip augmentation are highly customized, meaning that a number of variables are used to calculate the price. In addition to payment through cash, personal check, and major credit/debit cards, we also accept CareCredit® financing. CareCredit® works like a credit card, offering low-interest rates and easily affordable payments to help you afford a lip augmentation on your terms.
What to Expect* after a Lip Augmentation
*You will notice fuller lips and a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles right away. *Many of our patients also report they no longer need to use dramatic makeup techniques to make their lips appear bigger.
Recovering from a Lip Augmentation
It can take some time before you are fully used to having an implant underneath your skin.* Within a week or two, you will no longer notice it is there, the only thing you will see is more voluptuous, younger-looking lips.
Full lips are a sign of youthful beauty and something many women struggle to maintain as they grow older. If you are suffering from thin lips, contact Main Line Plastic Surgery today to schedule a lip augmentation consultation. We proudly serve patients in Philadelphia, Bala Cynwyd, Bryn Mawr, and other nearby areas in Pennsylvania, including Bucks County.