Whether it’s just a thinning of our lips as a result of the aging process or the desire for a fuller, more voluptuous look, lip augmentation can provide a more youthful, balanced appearance to the face. Our goal is simple: to obtain more beautiful, fuller lips without an artificial or unnatural look. The wrinkles that form around the lips can be treated as well. Because the anatomy of the mouth is complex, Westport plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph O’Connell believes that augmentation should be performed non-surgically in a subtle and artistic way with emphasis upon certain areas of the lips while keeping them in overall balance and proportion.
Lip Augmentation FAQs
What is the recovery process following lip enhancement?
Most patients are able to return to work/social activities the day following lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid-based fillers.
What type of anesthesia is used for lip augmentation?
In our practice lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid-based fillers is performed either with or without blocking the nerves supplying the lips with lidocaine.
Can the wrinkles around my lips be treated?
There are several causes for wrinkling of the lips including muscular action, volume loss, and sun damage. We have the experience and technology to address each of these inssues with BOTOX®, fillers, laser resurfacing, Fraxel® and radio frequency based treatments, depending upon your anatomy and personal preference.
What type of fillers are used for lip augmentation and for smoothing wrinkles around the mouth?
Because of their safety profile and efficacy, Dr. O’Connell prefers the hyaluronic acid based group of fillers. Some fillers such as JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC and Restylane® Silk are specifically intended for this purpose and are routinely used at The Aesthetic Center.