Lip Augmentation Implant Bellevue
Lip enhancement or augmentation can significantly change the look of the overall facial aesthetics. The lips are a focal point of the face and can dramatically affect the way the face is portrayed. Over recent year’s lip augmentation procedures have gained more popularity.
The lips are a focal point of the face being a midline structure. Normally the vermillion which is the red part of the lip is larger on the bottom than the top. The bottom lip can be up to 50% larger than the upper lip. The upper lip has the cupid’s bow in the center region with a sharp vermillion border. Depending on the desired look the lip can be enhanced.
Fillers are the most common method for lip augmentation or shaping of the lips. Fillers are injected into the lips as an in office procedure. The fillers are temporary and usually need to be repeated after 6months to 2 years depending on what filler material was used.
Fat Transfer is performed by harvesting fat from other areas of the body and then injecting the fat into the lips. This method is similar to filler with hyaluronic acid such as Restylane or Juvederm but the results are longer lasting if not permanent.
Lip Implants are made of solid silicone and come in different sizes. A brand that is often used is the Permalip. The thickness and length of the implants are chosen and inserted into the lips surgically. The incisions are hidden in the corners of the mouth and the implant is placed into the lip substance. The results are permanent as long as the implant is in place. Dr. Parikh performs this under local anesthesia as a same day procedure.
Most patients are good candidates for lip augmentation by filler with hyaluronic acid. This is an in office procedure that is relatively quick. Avoidance of blood thinners is recommended and a prior consultation to determine your goals and expectations. Lip implant surgery is a same day procedure and can be done in patients with relatively good health. Lip implant candidates generally have tried filler before and now desire a more permanent solution for larger looking lips.
Lip Implant Cost
Cost of the procedure is based on 1. Anesthesia Fees 2. Facility Fees and 3. Surgeon Fees.
Range is variable based on one or both lips from $1500 to $2500 USD for all combined charges. Prices may vary based on length of time and complexity of the case. Pricing includes all follow up appointments and care. There are no hidden fees.
Postoperative Recovery after Lip Implants
This is a same day procedure. The patient should keep the lip movement to a minimum for 1 week. The sutures will be removed after 1 week.
Lip Implant Complications
With any surgical procedure complications can occur, but are generally low. We encourage that you ask about complications during your visit with Dr. Parikh. Dr. Parikh will ensure that your safety is first and discuss any concern in great detail that is tailored to your specific medical history.