Lip Enhancement in Washington, DC
Dr. Yousefi offers lip enhancement for patients in Washington, DC, Vienna, Arlington, and surrounding areas of Northern Virginia.
Lip enhancement is a procedure commonly performed to add volume to the lips and enhance their overall appearance. Lip enhancement also can smooth out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth.
How Is Lip Enhancement Performed?
A lip enhancement often uses a natural or synthetic material or the patient’s own body fat, which is injected into the lips. One injection usually is sufficient to obtain the desired results, although some patients may need to have subsequent treatments.
Fat injection is used to plump the lips and the furrows on either side of the upper lip. Fat injections will usually last up to 6 months. Additional injections may allow you to achieve a result that lasts for several years. The fat is removed from one area of the body such as the buttocks and then used for the lip injection.
Surgical Placement of Tissue/Implant
Synthetic materials such as AlloDerm®, GoreTex®, and SoftForm™ have been used for this purpose. Synthetic implants can be used but may not give as natural a feel to the lips.
As proper placement of the injected material is important, Dr. Yousefi inserts it through tiny incisions inside the corners of the mouth. Once this is in place, it eventually becomes integrated with the body’s natural tissues.
This procedure involves injecting the lip with a “filler,” either Restylane®, Juvederm®, Perlane®, or Radiesse®. Most of these materials consist of a stabilized hyaluronic acid gel. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance already present in your body. All of these fillers are eventually absorbed by the body; therefore, the procedure has to be repeated every six to nine months. These can also be used on the corners of the mouth.
What Can I Expect After Lip Enhancement?
Patients can immediately resume normal activities, depending on the procedure and materials used. If the procedure was surgical, the recovery period may last up to one week.
How Much Does Lip Enhancement Cost in Washington, DC?
The cost of lip enhancement depends on the procedure you choose. Dr. Yousefi can discuss all pricing and financing options at your initial lip enhancement consultation.
Younger Image Plastic Surgery Center currently works with CareCredit® and MedicalFinancing.com to provide our patients with convenient financing options. Within a few hours of applying, you can be pre-approved for your cosmetic procedures.
If you are ready to feel better about yourself with plastic surgery, check out our lip enhancement before and after photos to see the incredible results you could achieve.
Additional Facial Surgery Procedures
Younger Image Plastic Surgery Center offers plastic surgery and skin rejuvenation treatments and procedures to patients in Washington, DC, Vienna, Arlington, and surrounding areas of Virginia. Dr. Jamal Yousefi and his staff combine personalized care with the latest technology to provide each patient with extraordinary results. For more information or to schedule a patient consultation, contact us to speak to a member of our friendly, knowledgeable staff.December 3, 2013