What is Lip Augmentation?
A lip augmentation procedure at Saltz Plastic Surgery in Salt Lake City and Park City, Utah makes the lips appear fuller and plumper, and can also reduce the fine wrinkles found around the mouth. There are a variety of fillers available that can be used in lip injections — collagen, your own fat, or various dermal fillers.
If you are interested in lip injections in Salt Lake City, Park City and surrounding areas, schedule an appointment today!
The Lip Augmentation Procedure
Lip augmentation with injectables is performed at our office and typically only requires a topical anesthetic. The filler is injected directly into the lips to increase their fullness. Lip injections at Saltz Plastic Surgery are performed by experts, which is crucial considering proper placement of the injectable is important to achieve optimal results.
Fat obtained from a patient’s body using liposuction can also be used for lip augmentation. The removed fat is filtered to separate out the fat cells. Those cells are then injected into the lips. As stated previously, proper placement is key.
When using injectables for lip augmentation, patients will require multiple treatments (usually every few months) to maintain results. Lip injections with fat transfers often provide permanent results, however touch-ups may be necessary.
Recovery from Lip Injections
After lip injections, patients will often experience some mild discomfort and swelling for a few days. The discomfort and swelling will usually subside on its own. Most patients can return to work and other normal activities within 1 to 2 days after receiving lip injections, although exercise and other strenuous activities should be avoided for a bit longer. Recovery from fat-transfer lip augmentation can take longer, at times up to 2 weeks.
Disadvantages of Collagen & Fat Lip Injections
- Collagen used to be the most popular lip augmentation filler, but is used less today because its effects aren’t as long-lasting.
- Fat injections are also decreasing in popularity due to the fact that the results are inconsistent.
Before & After Photos
If you are interested in receiving lip injections from Saltz Plastic Surgery/Saltz Spa Vitoria, contact us today! Call our Salt Lake City, UT location at 801.274.9500 or our Park City, UT location at 435.655.6612. You can also fill out our Contact Form here.