Maryland Lip Enhancement
Lip enhancement has been around since the 1960s, but with the recent advancements in plumping techniques and the proliferation of full-lipped movie stars in the media, lip enhancement has gained popularity in recent years. Plastic Surgery Services offers to create full, plump lips that add character and definition to the faces of both men and women because not everyone is naturally blessed with them.
As you age, your lip volume can decrease, creating not only thinner, less robust lips, but unwanted lip creases and wrinkles as well. Luckily, for those in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland, Plastic Surgery Services offers several effective lip enhancement methods, sought by to both men and women in the Hagerstown area.
Dr. Henry Garazo offers an array of lip enhancement options, including fat injections, Restylane® (hyaluronic acid), and collagen. Since each of these options has its own unique advantages, Dr. Garazo will help you determine which option will best meet your lip enhancement goals through careful consultation.
- Fat Injections use fat harvested from your own body to add fullness and volume to your lips. Using a liposuction method to extract a small amount of fat from your hips, abdomen, or other areas, the fat is then prepared and injected into your lips for a soft, natural-looking enhancement. This method’s use of your own tissue offers the advantage of natural-looking results and the impossibility that your body will reject the injected tissue. Fat injection lip enhancement is an outpatient procedure performed under local or light general anesthesia. Patients can generally return home within hours after treatment, and the results can last from 6 months to several years. Read more about fat injections.
- Restylane® injections are composed of a non-animal filler that is made from hyaluronic acid, similar to that which occurs in the human body. It requires no allergy testing and offers results that last up to six months. Restylane® can be used to restore lip volume as well as sculpt your lip line for a more defined look. Because Restylane® is not transferred from your own body, no liposuction is required, so it can be injected in a simple office procedure. Read more about Restylane®.
- Injectable collagen allows for the precise sculpting of your lip border as well as increased lip volume. It can be derived from either human dermis or from purified bovine collagen, which requires allergy testing before the procedure. The results of collagen injections last from 3 to 4 months in most patients.
Pain-free lip injections with PRO-NOX™
While many non-surgical and minimally invasive treatments are tolerable to most patients, we want to make sure your experience is as relaxed and comfortable as possible. That’s why we now offer PRO-NOX as an add-on option for your lip enhancement treatment.
What is PRO-NOX?
Have you ever heard of “laughing gas?” We typically think of the dentist when we hear nitrous oxide, but its ability to help ease discomfort and make you feel calmer can be a benefit in many situations—including your next cosmetic treatment at Plastic Surgery Services!
PRO-NOX is a self-administered nitrous oxide system that gives you control of your own comfort during treatment. Simply breathe through the mouthpiece when you need a bit of a relief, and the PRO-NOX system will deliver oxygen and nitrous oxide. You’ll feel it take effect in a matter of seconds—and when you’re done, it will wear off just as quickly. With no lasting effects, PRO-NOX is a great way to ease your pain and anxiety and then get back to your day.
Ask us about including PRO-NOX during your next appointment or contact us for more information!
Lip enhancement can add volume to your lips for a more voluptuous look or create subtle changes, adding proportion to your face. Maryland cosmetic surgeon Dr. Henry Garazo offers an array of effective, non-surgical lip enhancement choices that can be performed alone or in conjunction with other facial procedures, such as a facelift, brow lift, or eyelid surgery for a more complete rejuvenation.
For those considering Maryland lip enhancement, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Henry Garazo invites you to explore your options through a patient consultation. To schedule a consultation at Plastic Surgery Services, contact us online or call (301) 791-1800.