There are a variety of reasons for considering lip augmentation in Orlando. Perhaps your lips have become thinner as a result of the aging process; maybe you were born with thin lips that you want to enhance. Whatever your motivation, Dr. Spence will listen carefully to your concerns, and then develop a unique customized facial procedure for lip enhancement to achieve your aesthetic goals. The result: beautifully sculpted, full lips that will enhance your appearance – and give you a new reason to smile!
Take the first step on your journey to enhancing your appearance beautifully and naturally. Request a consultation with Dr. Spence today. Or, you can give us a call at 407-999-2585, and one of our knowledgeable staff members will be happy to help you.
Who is a Candidate for Lip Augmentation?
You may benefit from lip augmentation if:
- You want to smooth away wrinkles around your mouth
- You want to enhance the volume of your lips
- The corners of your mouth droop, making you look sad or tired
To view the naturally beautiful results that Dr. Spence achieves, view our Before and After Photos.
Preparing for Your Procedure
Prior to your lip enhancement, Dr. Spence evaluates the facial aesthetics involved in your procedure, and discusses with you the results that you want to achieve. He uses that information to design a detailed treatment plan tailored to your areas of concern.
Dr. Spence will prescribe a unique skin care regimen for you to follow prior to your procedure. He will also provide you with detailed instructions for your recovery.
Lip Augmentation Procedure
Based on your specific concerns, your lip augmentation procedure may include:
- Fat grafting
- Injectable fillers
- Chemical Peels and Lasers
The most natural filler used in cosmetic surgery, fat transfer can achieve two goals: a slimmer, smoother silhouette and enhanced lips. Dr. Spence first harvests the fat through liposuction from areas with excess fat deposits, such as the stomach or thighs, to sculpt your body more beautifully. He then processes the harvested fat before using it to augment your lips.
Dr. Spence evaluates your lips and surrounding area carefully in order to develop the ideal treatment plan for creating a beautifully shaped mouth. For example, to highlight your lip border, a small strip of fat and skin may be used, which is known as a dermal fat graft.
Fat grafting can be performed on an outpatient basis, often requiring only local anesthesia. Two to three sessions may be needed to achieve the results desired. Because fat grafts utilize your own tissue, this option avoids the potential risk involved in other implant methods.
Dr. Spence also may use facial fillers. Fillers may be used to correct the lines above the lips and to fill out the lip borders. Requiring less recovery time than fat transfer, fillers – depending on the option selected – last approximately 6 to 9 months.
Chemical Peels and Lasers
To smooth away wrinkles on the upper lip, Dr. Spence also uses chemical peels and lasers. These methods, used either separately or combined, often can provide a more complete rejuvenation.
Recovery & Results
Depending on the treatments used, downtime varies. For example, after fat grafting, some patients experience mild swelling which soon subsides. Dr. Spence will provide you with specific instructions to help you heal quickly and comfortably.
After lip augmentation, Dr. Spence's patients typically experience renewed self-confidence and love their beautiful, voluptuous lips!