Plastic Surgery Lip Enhancement Chicago
* Individual results may vary.
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Lip Enhancement Considerations
Lips can appear deflated or disproportionate. Sometimes the lip borders (vermillion) are ill defined. Dr. Casas has many years of experience evaluating and treating patients who desire natural lip enhancement.
A non-animal based product called Restylane® is the first and only FDA-approved dermal filler for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years. In a single treatment Dr. Casas and her staff can treat you with Restylane®. The treatment takes about an hour and lasts up to six months. Dr. Casas will help you reach your goals and help you maintain the look that is natural.
Before a Lip Enhancement Treatment
For at least two weeks you will need to avoid eating certain foods (wine, chocolate) and taking medications like aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (such as Ibuprofen®, Aleve®, Motrin®), or high doses of vitamin E supplements and herbal supplements in general, as these may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site.
Talk with Dr. Casas and her staff if you have previously suffered from cold sores. After review it may be necessary to pre-treat you with anti viral medication like Acyclovir or Vlatrex.
Treatment begins with pre-treatment photos and cleansing of the area. This is followed by topical local anesthesia and sometimes injections to block the sensory nerves to the lip to decrease injection pain. Injection with Restylane® generally takes less than an hour.
Immediate Visible Results
Icing with cold compresses to the area is critical to decrease bruising and swelling
Continue cold compresses for up to 2 days and longer as needed. Avoid foods and medications that were detailed prior to the treatment for at least a few days.
Expect swelling, redness, pain, bruising, or tenderness which may last up to 14 days.
Dr. Casas and her team at Dr. Casas Aesthetic Plastic Surgery will provide you with a comprehensive pre-treatment and post-treatment plan to reduce bruising and swelling.
Here are additional references for your information.
- FDA OKs Restylane for lip augmentation – Article in Modern Medicine.
- Restylane® USA – Restylane® is the first and only FDA-approved dermal filler for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years.
- Study by ClinicalTrials.gov regarding the safety and efficacy of Restylane® in lip augmentation.