Lip augmentation is something that we do at any age – either to reverse the signs of aging or to create what we never had. Restoring Full Lips – Aging spares no one and those troublesome signs show up in our face first. The lips are no exception as they begin to lose fullness, become thin and the natural color fades. We often experience a “tired look” as our lips begin to sag at the corners of the mouth.
Lip Augmentation plastic surgery procedure
Balance is lost in our face as time and gravity take their toll on what were once full, beautiful lips. At The Choe Center for Facial Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach, VA, you will find that Dr. Choe is very skilled in lip augmentation procedures, which safely and effectively restores beautiful natural looking lips.
Creating Full Lips – Lips too thin? Some people – young and old – decide to have Lip Augmentation or enhancement simply because they want to! Because they have never had the beautiful – lush – full contoured lips. Lip Augmentation offers you that same option – the gift you always wanted but never got. Now you can have it too!
Benefits of Lip Augmentation Surgery
- Lip augmentation is a safe and effective cosmetic procedure
- Can help restore balance to the face
- Can elevate the saggy corners of the mouth
- Gets rid of that “tired look” or frown
- Lip augmentation can restore full, beautiful lips
- Restores a more youthful – beautiful – natural look!
V-Y Lip Advancement Surgery Frequently Asked Questions:
How long will the results of my V-Y lip surgery last?
The results usually last for several years. This does not stop the normal aging process and its effects – however it does dramatically turn back the clock several years.
Will lip augmentation get rid of the wrinkles around my mouth?
The specific purpose of this surgery is to restore fullness to your lips. Most of our patients choose a “skin resurfacing” procedure to deal with those surface wrinkles.
My lips are “too big” – will this surgery make them smaller?
No – we would use a lip reduction surgery to make your lips smaller.
Is there much swelling and bruising and how long will it last?
You will see a large amount of swelling which starts to go away within the first week. Swelling and bruising are normal along with puffiness – it takes 2-4 weeks to completely return to normal. You will be able to use camouflage makeup. We recommend Jane Iredale mineral makeup which actually helps promote healing and it covers beautifully.
How long will I need to stay out of work?
You will be looking presentable and be able to return to work within 7-10 days.
How long will my surgery take?
Usually 2 hours. This depends upon the amount of change you want and if you are combining your lip surgery with another procedure such as a Necklift, Chin Implant or Pre-Jowl surgery. Many patients choose to combine in order to get it done and to experience the most satisfying overall results.
Will there be much pain?
No. You will experience discomfort from the swelling and bruising – but this will be easily managed with oral pain medication. It decreases daily so you will return to normal within a couple days.