Whether you are looking for a minor or drastic change in the volume of your lips, your desired look can be achieved with the use of soft tissue fillers. As media and the beauty industry continue to show fuller lips as the latest trend, more and more patients are looking for personalized options to best fit their individual looks. With Dr. Stallworth, you can obtain your ideal pout in a single clinical session with little to no downtime. But what exactly makes these fillers so effective and desirable?

Why Fillers Are So Popular?

Trends in the beauty industry have made fuller lips a desirable look for many. Fillers have becoming increasingly more popular in the plastic surgery community due to their instant, natural, predictable feel and appearance. For surgeons, fillers are equally attractive for their use as an artistic, refined technique to soften contours and restore facial volume and harmony leading to a more youthful appearance.  Fillers can be used alone or in conjunction with skin resurfacing or surgical procedures, but are most often used together with other injectables like the neuromodulator BOTOX®.

With the growing demand from both patients and physicians for less expensive, natural, long-lasting, hypo-allergenic, and safe dermal fillers, the pharmaceutical industry continues to pioneer new, innovative products that help restore youthful, natural facial volume.  The majority of these are currently comprised of hyaluronic acid (HA), an attractive substance because it already exists throughout our skin and connective tissue, helping to soften contours and provide buoyancy to our soft tissues.  Examples of current HA products include JUVÉDERM®, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA®, Restylane®, Perlane®, and BELOTERO BALANCE®.  There are also non-HA fillers that are approved for specific indications as well.  These include RADIESSE® and Sculptra®.  All of these options are available in San Antonio, and Dr. Stallworth is experienced in administration of them all.

What Can I Expect After Getting Fillers?

A plump, soft pout is a given. But there are a few temporary side effects of using lip fillers. The vast majority of them involve temporary swelling, especially in the lips, and the risk of bruising at the injection site. Fortunately, these subside within hours to a week after the injection. Don’t be alarmed if there are also small lumps or bumps at the injection sites, as they will smooth in a short term after injection.

It is important to be aware that more severe reactions can occur as a result of the fillers if you are in inexperienced hands; which is why it is especially important to contact a trained and certified surgeon like Dr. Stallworth.

How Long Will My Lip Fillers Last?

The effects of soft tissue fillers are immediate.  Depending on the material used, results typically last on average 9-12 months.  The results will not disappear immediately, but rather slowly fade over time as the material is broken down naturally in the body.  Areas that have increased mobility and a rich blood supply, like the lips and tissue around the mouth, tend to fade faster than other areas in the face.  In addition, fillers with a larger molecular size and meant for greater volumization, like JUVÉDERM VOLUMA®, are found to last much longer.  During your consultation with Dr. Stallworth, he will discuss the timeframe you should expect depending on the injection site and filler used.

Contacting an Experienced Surgeon

When it comes to getting the full, gorgeous lips you desire, visit a professional plastic surgeon that you can trust. With Dr. Stallworth’s extensive background in facial cosmetics, he can give you the pout you’ve always dreamed of in a safe and effective way. For further insight into receiving fuller lips, contact Dr. Stallworth for a consultation today.