Lush, full lips are one of the most coveted beauty ideals. At Noble Cosmetic Surgery in Plano, Texas, Dr. Patrick Obasi and his team perk up their patients’ smiles with lip augmentation and other cosmetic procedures. Whether genetics gave you thin lips or your pout has more wrinkles than you’d like, Dr. Obasi is known for a gold standard in patient care and beautiful outcomes.
Lip Augmentation Q & A
What is lip augmentation?
Lip augmentation refers to any number of techniques that are used to add more fullness and volume to the lips. Most lip augmentation is done through non-invasive injections, and recovery time is very short. Patients can also expect diminished fine lines and wrinkles on and around the lips.
How is lip augmentation performed?
Dr. Obasi performs two types of lip augmentation procedures that are both comfortable, outpatient visits:
This is a minimally invasive procedure that supplements your lips with fat taken from your own body, such as your abdomen thighs. After the fat is removed via liposuction, it’s thinned and filtered to remove impurities, then injected into precise points on your lips to add fullness and shape.
Injectable dermal fillers
Dr. Obasi also uses these fillers to augment lips. When you opt for a filler procedure, it can be performed alone or in combination with a fat transfer. Fillers are formulated with hyaluronic acid (HA) in a gel base. HA attracts many times its own weight in water, so this procedure adds immediate volume, and your results continue to improve for several months.
What are the benefits of lip augmentation?
A lip augmentation procedure is one of the safest cosmetic enhancements you can do to add a youthful glow to your face. Benefits include:
- Volume: Dr. Obasi skillfully manipulates the amount of filler or fat that’s injected, so you have natural, beautiful results
- Gradual change: Injections can be scheduled over a period of time until you reach the desired level of augmentation
- Low risk of side effects: In Dr. Obasi’s skilled hands, injectables are safe and have minimal side effects
- Comfort: Fillers are infused with lidocaine, which will act as a numbing agent and painkiller
Your lip augmentation results will last longer if you practice good skincare habits and oral health.
Schedule a visit today with Dr. Obasi by phone or online.