Along with sunken areas near the cheeks caused by lost volume, your lips may also be affected by aging and lose their shape and proportionality to the rest of your face. Like other cosmetic and aesthetic concerns on your face, increasing lip volume can be done with minimally invasive dermal fillers or other injections.
While this type of procedure means you can restore or gain plumper and fuller-looking lips with minimal risks, there are certain things to consider before making this part of your aesthetic care plan.
With any injection, there is a minimal risk of irritation or infection at the injection site. However, these are easily avoided with a skilled doctor or aesthetician in a professional setting. Keeping the injection area clean before and after the treatment greatly reduces the chance of these complications.
Depending on the amount of volume you want to add to your lips, your doctor will discuss different filler options with you to help you choose the one that gives the best chance of meeting your goals while providing long-lasting results.
If an artificial filler is the best option, your treatment sessions will be less than 30 minutes. In extremely rare cases, an allergic reaction can occur if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the filler. The doctors and staff at UMass Memorial Cosmetic Surgery Center are trained to notice and treat these reactions right away to prevent more severe issues.
One option that many patients have chosen to avoid using artificial formulas is using fat harvested from their bodies in areas where they want to get rid of excess fat anyways. This fat is then prepared and injected below the skin. Since this comes from your own body, there are almost no risks of rejection or reaction, and the results are nearly permanent.
It also takes an expert doctor to ensure even injection of any material to create the most natural-looking appearance. Call UMass Memorial Cosmetic Surgery Center in Worcester, MA, at 508-334-5990 or visit www.cosmeticsurgicenter.com to schedule an appointment with the skilled and knowledgeable staff that can help you perfectly meet all your aesthetic goals.