Full lips but not “duck lips.” Natural, attractive lips that give no hint that you had any work done. Those are the goals and results of the advanced lip augmentation procedures we perform at Dr. Mariano Busso’s Miami aesthetic dermatology offices.
Lip augmentation refers to the minimally invasive outpatient procedures we use to enhance lip volume and appearance. One of those procedures is the use of injectable lip fillers. Fillers result in larger, fuller, and more youthful appearing lips from a short outpatient procedure which requires minimal downtime before and afterward.
But before you embark on lip augmentation through the use of fillers, you’ll want to consult with an experienced aesthetic dermatologist who has used lip fillers extensively and is exceptionally skilled in their application. Here are a few other key things to know as you consider getting lip fillers to improve your appearance.
- Know your doctor. Lip fillers are wonderful – if used correctly. If the procedure is performed without the care, caution, and precision needed, the results could be closer to those “duck lips” that often scare people away from fillers. Do your research so you feel confident that the surgeon you choose has the background, testimonials, and record of results that will give you peace of mind that they will use the right amount of fillers, in the right places, to ensure that the results are balanced and natural-looking.
- Know what you want. Increased lip volume is great. Too much or too little volume is not. When you meet with your doctor, tell him or her what it is that you want to see after your procedure. If there are specific issues you want to address or a look you want to achieve, let your doctor know so you can both be on the same page as to what it is you are trying to accomplish in terms of volume and appearance.
- Prepare your body. A key to avoiding or minimizing any post-procedure bruising is to ensure proper blood flow and supply to allow for healing. As such, you want to avoid any medications or other substances that have blood-thinning effects. During the week before your appointment, don’t take any aspirin, anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen or Aleve, multivitamins or vitamin E. Also, stay away from caffeine or alcohol or caffeine 24 hours before and after your treatment.
- You may be back. While you’ll notice the impact of lip fillers in a matter of days, the fuller lips they create will only last for about six months. That means you will need to go back for multiple treatments if you want to maintain the results long-term. It is perfectly safe to continue injections indefinitely, but be prepared for the ongoing costs of ongoing treatment.
Call Dr. Mariano Busso Today to Schedule Your Lip Augmentation Consultation
If you’d like to learn more about lip augmentation, including the use of lip fillers we invite you to book your consultation with Coconut Grove | Miami Aesthetic Dermatologist Dr. Mariano Busso today. Dr. Busso is a recognized and acclaimed leader in the field of aesthetic dermatology. He has the knowledge, experience, and insight to pick the best course of treatment to give you the full, beautiful, and natural-looking lips you want.
To schedule an appointment, call our office at 305-857-0144.