An increasing number of women all over the world are taking advantage of the advancements in aesthetic procedures to enhance their appearance, subtly and naturally. At his cosmetic surgery practice on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, Hooman Khorasani, MD offers expert lip augmentation as one of the easiest ways to create a smoother, fuller mouth without downtime.
You may be wondering if lip fillers hurt, or whether you can feel them in your lips after the augmentation procedure. Simply put, when it’s done right, you shouldn’t feel anything but smoother, more supple lips.
If you’re considering getting a lip filler, it helps to understand how they work so you know what to expect. Most lip fillers contain hyaluronic acid — a substance your body produces naturally — in a smooth, clear gel. Dr. Khorasani often uses Juvéderm Volbella® XC, which contains hyaluronic acid to help your lips retain moisture and softness while adding subtle, natural-looking volume.
As a renowned national educator in the art of lip augmentation, Dr. Khorasani believes that “less is more” when it comes to lip fillers. He teaches and practices the technique of using just two small insertion points from the corners of your mouth to inject the lip filler gel into your upper and lower lips.
This technique minimizes swelling, pain, and the potential for bruising in your lips, since the injection sites are at the corners of your mouth. The results consistently deliver a smooth, even, natural appearance.
The procedure takes just a few minutes in the office, and the results are immediate. You may have minimal swelling in the injection area or across your lips at first, but once that subsides, you should not be able to feel the filler in your lips.
Most people have heard the horror stories and seen the photos of celebrity lip injections gone bad, or becoming way over-plumped. If you’re able to feel your lip filler, or if it appears lumpy or bumpy, it’s most likely the result of an inexperienced provider.
If the filler is injected too close to the surface of your lips, it can appear bumpy and uneven, which is yet another reason to allow only a highly-skilled dermatologic and cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Khorasani to perform the procedure. Once he injects the filler into your lips, Dr. Khorasani carefully massages your lips so the gel is evenly distributed for a smooth, even appearance — no lumps or bumps — just naturally smoother, fuller lips.
Because they take just minutes to perform, lip fillers are considered a “lunchtime” procedure. However, it’s best to choose a skilled medical professional like Dr. Khorasani, who understands facial anatomy and knows how the different lip fillers work so you don’t look overdone, asymmetrical, or experience serious side effects like swelling, bruising, or scarring.
Just as you wouldn’t allow a non-licensed dentist to put fillings in your teeth, the more highly qualified your cosmetic medical professional is, the happier you’ll be with the experience and the outcome of your lip filler.
While hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvéderm Volbella XC are popular and well-received for their long-lasting, natural results, there are other types of fillers that provide more volume. It just depends on your desired outcome and the results you wish to achieve with the lip filler.
Dr. Khorasani also offers the option of a fat transfer, in which he injects a small portion of fat cells from another area of your body to make your lips fuller. Natural fat injections may be an ideal solution if you’re concerned about injecting any type of unnatural substance into your lips. Like hyaluronic acid fillers, you shouldn’t be able to feel the fat injection in your lips, either.
Before making a decision about any type of cosmetic procedure, do some research about what might be best for you, then request a consultation at either of Dr. Khorasani’s Upper East Side locations.
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