Are you unhappy with your thin lips? You can plump them up with help from a plastic surgeon in Danville! Lip augmentation is a minimally-invasive procedure that can help you get the plump and youthful-looking lips you desire. If you are interested in lip augmentation, check out some of the basics:

What It Is
A lot of women wish they had fuller lips. Many even use lip plumping products or overdraw their lips with makeup to create the illusion of a plumper pout. Lip augmentation provides a more permanent solution, allowing women to show off a more beautiful smile. This procedure involves injecting the lips with either a natural or synthetic filler to add more volume and adjust the shape of the lips.

How It Is Performed
Lip augmentation can be performed with either a dermal filler or fat a different part of the body. For the first type of augmentation, the plastic surgeon will inject a hyaluronic acid filler such as Restylane Silk into the lips to create a fuller appearance. With fat transfer, the plastic surgeon will take fat from an area such as the thigh or stomach and then inject it into the lips.

What Benefits It Provides
Some women have had thin lips since birth while others notice that their lips have gotten thinner as they have gotten older. Lip augmentation can help both types of women get a fuller smile that gives them more confidence! This procedure can help women regain a more youthful appearance and get rid of wrinkles around their lips.

What to Expect After Treatment
There is virtually no recovery time after lip augmentation! Some patients are able to return to their normal activities within a few minutes while others may feel swelling go down within a few hours. Patients typically require one or two treatments per year to maintain their desired results.

If you want to learn more about lip augmentation, contact Blackhawk Plastic Surgery today! Give us a call at (925) 478-3927 for more information about lip augmentation as well as our other plastic surgery procedures including rhinoplasty and eyelid surgery.