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Youth & Beauty
As a highly experienced specialist offering lip augmentation in Chicago and Naperville, Dr. John Bull understands that many people want fuller lips that indicate youth and beauty. The look is a popular one, as even a quick glance through just about any magazine on the stands today will reveal models with prominent pouts. Unfortunately, our lips become thinner and longer as we grow older and lose collagen. Also, fine vertical lines tend to appear, making lipstick bleed. Fortunately, there are various lip augmentation techniques available to help improve this development, adding volume in just the right amounts to not only make the lips larger, but also to shape them and smooth the surrounding skin.
Shape & Enhance
Any patient who wants fuller lips will start with a comprehensive consultation. Depending on the degree of lip augmentation desired, as well as other factors unique to each patient, the injector will determine whether a dermal filler or fat transfer approach would be best. Filler injections take minutes to complete, with the process structured to safely deliver natural-looking results while minimizing discomfort. Patients concerned about how they react to needles can discuss using NUEVIBE™, which is a vibrating device meant to distract the brain from feeling the injections themselves. Transfer procedures are more involved, as they require an incision made in the donor area, a cannula inserted to suction out the desired fat, and injections to shape and enhance the lips. Because this approach requires surgical techniques for collecting the fat, patients should expect some recovery time.
Contact us today to schedule your appointment for lip augmentation for Naperville and all of Western Chicago. Call (630) 339-4555, or send a message online.
Achieve Your Goals
After any injection, the lips will likely appear a bit swollen at first. This “over-filled” appearance will not be the long-term look. The John Bull Center injectors know to take some initial “settling” into account and adjust the lip augmentation treatment accordingly.
There may also be some tenderness and bruising, but these will fade in the days after the injections. Dermal filler effects are long lasting. Many people see a loss of some volume at three months after their fat transfer, but the results visible from that point on typically last for more than a year. Repeat injections are safe.
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The Right Fit For You
Just about anyone who wants larger or more shapely lips can be considered for lip augmentation. Patients should be healthy and mentally prepared for their treatment. Other factors to consider can be discussed at the initial consultation.
Patients who have lost volume in their lips have also likely lost volume elsewhere, such as in the mid-face or even on the backs of their hands. The Juvederm® family has formulations for treating many facial hollows and creases, while Radiesse® is an injectable collagen stimulator for encouraging production of the protein that makes hands appear less skeletal and more youthful.
The Best Results
Lips that have abundant natural volume appear full, so lip augmentation to enhance age-diminished lips or naturally thin lips involves introducing a substance that provides that needed volume. The John Bull Center has two injectable options: hyaluronic acid-based gel and fat.
Juvederm® is a gel made of hyaluronic acid, which is a smooth and hydrating substance found throughout healthy skin and other parts of the body. For non-surgical lip augmentation, our injectors can use the Ultra, Ultra Plus, or Volbella™ formulations to customize the ultimate result, from noticeably larger lips to a subtly better-defined shape. These fillers can also be used to smooth out the wrinkled skin around the mouth.
This lip augmentation procedure involves taking fat from a “donor area” on a patient’s body and transferring it into the lips. The fat cells are extracted via liposuction from the abdomen, thighs, or another area where many are available. These cells are treated very gently, since they must remain alive in order to be effective. After being purified, this harvested fat is then injected into the lips. Since the substance being used for lip augmentation comes from the patient’s own body, this approach minimizes the possibility of an adverse reaction.
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To schedule your consultation and learn more about lip augmentation cost, results, and other details in Naperville and the Western suburbs of Chicago, please contact us online or call The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa at (630) 339-4555.
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1307 Macom Drive, Naperville, IL 60564