Lip augmentation is a procedure to enhance the fullness of lips and make them more attractive. Just like the rest of our skin, our lips loose collagen and fat during the aging process. There are other factors which accelerate the signs of aging around the lips include smoking and sun exposure. Lip augmentation is the perfect procedure for those patients who have always had naturally thin lips that they are self-conscious about it as well as those who want to return their lips to the shape and fullness they had when they were younger. Lip augmentation is accomplished by implanting synthetic or biological materials into the lips to make them plumper and more appealing.
How is the procedure performed?
There are several different substances commonly used in lip augmentation procedures, each with their own particular features and techniques:
Where is the surgery performed?
The surgery is performed in Estetica Institute’s accredited surgical center, in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Our surgeries are performed at our state of the art surgical ORs by a highly trained staff of professionals who all maintain the highest credentials. Our facility is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF).
How long does the surgery take?
Typically, a lip enhancement procedure takes about one hour to perform. Patient will recover for about a half-hour after the procedure, and then may go home.
Can I drive myself home?
What happens after surgery? What is the recovery process?
After the lip augmentation procedure, you may experience some pain and swelling. This usually lasts a few days, and your recovery will depend on your lifestyle and which lip enhancement you undergo. If you are having injections, your recovery can take just a couple days, though the swelling or bruising may last longer. If you are having surgical implants or grafts, your recovery can take up to two weeks after the surgery.
The discomfort levels vary from patient to patient. Our caring and highly trained staff is here to help from your initial consultation through your recovery. The doctors are just a phone call away 24-7 for you after any surgical procedure.
Call us at 1.561.776.9555 for more information on Lip Augmentation in Palm Beach Gardens.
Dr. Gregory S. DeLange is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. Dr. DeLange graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine and then completed his Surgery Residency at the University of Texas. After completing a year as Chief Resident, he followed his General Surgical training with an additional two years of Plastic Surgery Fellowship at the prestigious University of Florida Shands Hospital. Dr. DeLange is certified by the prestigious American Board of Plastic Surgery.