Over the past few years, lip fillers have become one of the top non-surgical procedures in the plastic surgery industry. What do we mean by non-surgical? A non-surgical procedure is one that doesn’t require an operation. These procedures are minimally-to-moderately invasive and can help patients become more comfortable with other facial plastic processes, including surgical procedures.

Lip fillers have established a new trend in the beauty market. And with Valentines Day around the corner, you may want to give your lips a plump new look before celebrating.

If you’re thinking about finally getting the lip fillers you’ve been wanting, we answer some of the most common questions about the procedure in this blog.

1. What can I expect after getting lip fillers?

The primary goal of fillers is, of course, to give you a soft, plump pout. However, you may experience some temporary after-effects from your procedure. Some of these may include temporary swelling on your lips and the possibility of slight bruising on your injection area.

Do not panic, these side effects should only last from a few hours to a week maximum. Small lumps or bumps can also arise on your injection site, but these will quickly smooth out and reveal your new gorgeous-looking lips.

Remember, the possibility of experiencing a bad reaction may be higher  if your doctor is inexperienced. Therefore, you should always seek out a trained and certified doctor like Dr. Stallworth.

2. What are my fillers made of?

The majority of your fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance that already exists throughout your skin and connective tissue. Utilizing HA allows for softer contours and provides buoyancy to your lips’ soft tissues.

Examples of current HA products include JUVÉDERM®, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA®, Restylane®, and BELOTERO BALANCE®.  There’s also non-HA fillers that are approved for specific procedures, such as RADIESSE® and Sculptra®.  All these options are available at our practice, and Dr. Stallworth is experienced in administering them.

3. Why have lip fillers become so popular?

Lip Fillers have become increasingly more popular in the plastic surgery community due to their instant and natural-looking appearance. Surgeons may recommend fillers to patients seeking to soften contours around the mouth and restore facial volume.

Whether used on their own or paired with skin resurfacing or surgical procedures, lip fillers can provide a gorgeous, youthful appearance for patients.

4. What if I only want to get lip fillers on one lip?

This is not a problem at all! During your first consultation with your surgeon, you’ll be able to discuss whether you want lip fillers on one lip or both lips. Depending on your goals and the type of filler you choose, there are many options to help determine what the final outcome will look like.

5. Approximately how long will the fillers last?

The effects of lip fillers are pretty much immediate. Depending on what product you decide to use, results can last an average of 9-12 months. The fillers will slowly fade over time as the material is broken down naturally by your body.

During your consultation with Dr. Stallworth, he will address the timeframe you should expect depending on the injection filler used.

Ready to get started?

If you are thinking about finally getting lip fillers, now is your chance!  Set up a consultation today to discuss your options with Dr. Stallworth.