Dr. Austin Adams is amazing. I’ve been seeing him for two years! We do Botox and lip fillers and it always looks so subtle and natural. I had no lips at all. My goal was to be an average size (bottom lip slightly bigger than the top) with a pronounced Cupid’s bow. He did a fantastic job. Love him! Check out his Instagram for before and after pictures!
It’s the 2020s, and lip augmentation, also known as lip enhancement, lip injections or lip fillers, is about as popular as hair highlights. There are many different ways to plump your lips and give them a fuller, more defined shape. Lips tend to flatten with age and lose their definition, so mature patients can request a lip enhancement or a lip lift to restore fullness and a more youthful form. Dr. Rousso has some of the best lip injections Birmingham has to offer.
What can Lip Augmentation Treat?
Lip augmentation is a perfect procedure for any individual in Alabama who is suffering from lips that are thinning, beginning to lose their volume, and are showing lines, including tiny vertical lines around the mouth. The solution to this is with lip fillers in Birmingham. Those wanting to manipulate the shape and structure of their lips are also ideal candidates for lip augmentation. The most common way to achieve a desired effect is through an injectable dermal filler.
Lip Augmentation with Dermal Fillers
Many types of our Birmingham lip fillers can be injected in your lips and around your mouth, but the most common fillers today are those that contain substances comparable to hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar derivative found naturally in your body that is used to increase the volume of lips. In fact, hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1,000 times its own weight in water, making it a great hydrating ingredient in skincare, in addition to an ideal substance for injectables. Because the injectable dissolves over time, using hyaluronic acid for injectables produces temporary results but is often preferred by patients desiring a more natural look.
In addition, if for some reason you do not like how your lips turn out, a benefit to this cosmetic injection is your plastic surgeon can administer an eraser enzyme called hyaluronidase to break up the particles and accelerate the rate at which the filler breaks down.
Swelling is prominent after the procedure, which can distort their shape, so its necessary to give the lips time to adapt to their new volume and settle before making any further assessments. Fillers can last about six months or longer depending on how quickly your body’s metabolism breaks down the injection.
BOTOX ® Lip Flip
BOTOX is another option for patients who seek more voluminous lips. As you may know, BOTOX is an injectable product that is ordinarily used to treat dynamic lines and wrinkles. It works by blocking muscle contractions. This ability to minimize muscle activity also makes it useful for enhancing lip structure. The BOTOX Lip Flip is a nonsurgical procedure that normally takes a plastic surgeon less than 30 minutes to complete.
By injecting BOTOX into a muscle that surrounds the mouth, called the orbicularis oris, BOTOX relaxes the muscle fibers that hold the lips in place, which allows the top and/or bottom lips to flip outward. As a result, an illusion of more voluptuous lips is created without affecting lip function. Interested individuals should note that the BOTOX Lip Flip enhances the appearance of lips but does not actually add volume.
The BOTOX Lip Flip can also help treat individuals who have “gummy” smiles, where excessive gum tissue is visible above the top teeth, by concealing some of the gums and allowing more of the lips to show. The effects of this procedure include making lips look bigger but also bringing about the full potential of a patient’s smile. Results are temporary and can last approximately four months.
Why Choose Rousso Facial Plastic Surgery for your desired lips?
As a world-renowned plastic surgeon specializing in the face and neck, Dr. Rousso has more than 30 years of experience and has gained worldwide recognition for his contributions to the fields of plastic surgery and hair restoration. Dr. Rousso and his staff have many non-surgical options aimed at increasing your confidence and enhancing your natural self. Dr. Rousso's office is the center for high-quality Birmingham lip injections.