Lip Augmentation in Charlotte, NC
Whether you are looking for temporary or permanent results, lip augmentation at HKB Renaissance Plastic Surgery gives you plenty of options for achieving your cosmetic goals. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Klein and board-eligible plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Kochuba specialize in lip augmentation techniques, offering these services to patients living in Charlotte, Harrisburg and Salisbury, NC.
What is a Lip Augmentation?
A lip augmentation includes a number of surgical and non-surgical techniques used to enhance the size and shape of the lips. While lip augmentation can be an effective solution for addressing signs of aging such as volume loss, it’s also a popular treatment among younger patients who would like to achieve fuller, more voluptuous lips. Primarily, there are two techniques used for lip augmentation. The first are permanent lip implants. The second are dermal fillers, which are injected into the lips and produce temporary results.
Benefits of Lip Augmentation
Benefits of the lip augmentation treatment include:
- Reverse age-related volume loss in the lips
- Enhance lip shape and size to optimize the appearance
- Variety of treatment options to suit each patient’s unique needs
- No visible scarring
Who is the Ideal Candidate for a Lip Augmentation?
The ideal candidate for a lip augmentation is a patient who is interested in correcting volume loss in the lips, or a patient who is simply interested in enhancing the shape or size of the lips, either with surgical or non-surgical techniques. However, the best way to determine your candidacy for a lip augmentation is to schedule a consultation with Dr. David Klein or Dr. Andrew Kochuba. During this consultation, they can determine if the lip augmentation technique is the best solution for you.
What is the Lip Augmentation Procedure Like?
The lip augmentation procedure will vary depending on the techniques used. A lip augmentation with lip implants is typically performed with local anesthesia. During treatment, an incision will be made on the inside of the mouth, through which permanent lip implants can be placed. By placing incisions inside the mouth, there is no visible scarring. This treatment may take up to an hour to complete.
Lip augmentation with dermal fillers requires no anesthesia, although a topical anesthetic may be applied to the skin as needed. For this technique, the dermal filler of choice will be injected into and around the lips. Then, the lips will be lightly massaged to evenly distribute the dermal filler formula throughout the treatment area. This treatment is usually completed in well under an hour.
What Can I Expect After the Lip Augmentation Procedure?
The recovery from a lip augmentation will vary depending on the techniques involved. A lip augmentation with lip implants may require some downtime, as the patients may experience swelling, bruising and discomfort in and around the lips. You may have difficulty eating or speaking immediately following your treatment, and may need to adjust your diet accordingly. Typically, patients take a few days off of work and other activities to rest and let any side effects heal. However, lip implants produce permanent results.
When performed with dermal fillers, there is little to no downtime required. Patients can expect some short-term swelling and discomfort, but are generally able to return to their usual activities within a day or two of treatment. Dermal fillers produce results that may last from a few months up to two years, depending on the dermal filler products used.
How Much Does a Lip Augmentation Cost in Charlotte, NC?
The cost of your lip augmentation will be determined based on the unique treatment plan you develop with Dr. David Klein and Dr. Andrew Kochuba during your initial consultation. As an elective cosmetic treatment, the lip augmentation procedure is not usually covered by insurance. However, we do everything possible to make this and other treatments affordable for our patients. Payments can be made via cash, check, major credit card and CareCredit® financing.
Whether you’re interested in surgical or non-surgical lip augmentation techniques, contact us today to schedule your consultation at HKB Renaissance Plastic Surgery and get started with treatment. Led by Dr. David Klein and Dr. Andrew Kochuba, we welcome patients from Concord, Charlotte, Harrisburg and the nearby areas of North Carolina.