Pouty lips are considered to be a sign of youth and an icon of sensuality.
Our lips thin as we age and the volume loss creates wrinkles around the mouth and the appearance of premature aging. By plumping up the lips and reducing fine lines around the mouth, we can now restore youthful features and make a remarkable difference in appearance. Lip augmentation can significantly make one’s face look younger, softer and sexier.
At Chicago Cosmetic Surgery, we will create a lip augmentation program that is personally suited for your needs. Utilizing state-of-the-art laser, skin tightening radio frequency devices and one’s own injectable blood products (PRP), we can revitalize your mouth and give you a more full and defined pair of lips.
Chicago Cosmetic Surgery would like to introduce a longer-term solution for lip augmentation called K.I.S.S.™ (Knifeless Intradermal Suture System). K.I.S.S.™ is a minimally invasive procedure performed under local anesthesia that provides body and definition to your lips with nominal downtime. In conjunction with small amounts of injectable PRP we can provide the contouring and shape that you desire.
Lip Augmentation – Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Method:
PRP (platelet) injections create instantaneous volume in one or both of the lips. The result can range from subtle to dramatic in accordance with one’s goals. Lip augmentation with PRP can enlarge the outer border of the lips, called the Vermillion, soften fine lines within the lips and reshape the cupid’s bow.
The procedure is customized to give a more full and youthful looking mouth. PRP lip treatments are temporary because the body eventually reabsorbs its own platelets. Treatments are quick and easy to repeat, so people that are pleased with the results often choose to continue them.
PRP lip injections involve a very simple process and there is little to mild discomfort. The procedure can be performed in the office with a local anesthetic. The procedure takes only minutes and will last for several months.
Lip Augmentation – K.I.S.S.™ Method:
The K.I.S.S.™ procedure involves placing a dissolvable suture material in the lips to lift, shape and create one’s desired lip look. This method provides longer lasting results than PRP injections.
Synthetic Lip Injections & Fat Transfers:
Longer lasting treatments considered to be semi-permanent involve the injection of a synthetic hybrid material such as, Restylane, Bioform, Versa or Radiesse. Dr. Byun discourages these synthetic fillers because he has found that complete absorption by the body is rare and that the filler tends to migrate to non-intended areas over time. Fat transfers to the lip area is also discouraged by Dr. Byun because over-time, a lumpy appearance often occurs.
What Should I Expect?
Lip augmentation procedures produce an instant change in appearance. You’ll leave the office with fuller, curvier lips. Depending on the procedure, some extra swelling will be expected and temporary bruising is possible. Some sensitivity is expected however, these side effects will diminish within the first week.
How Long Will It Last?
Although it varies from person to person, temporary injectable lip treatments last 3-5 months. Suture techniques have been known to last 12-18 months.
Contact Dr Byun for further information.