Smooth skin and full lips are associated with youth and beauty. As your body’s natural collagen begins to wear out with age, wrinkles and creases appear. With time, the muscle and soft tissue that give your lips their fullness will gradually diminish, making your lips look thin and indistinct.

Soft tissue augmentation is a procedure used to instantly enhance your appearance, without down time, by filling in depressed facial wrinkles and augmenting the lips to give them a fuller, younger appearance.

Several safe, FDA approved products are used to inject into the skin to fill facial wrinkles and scars and to enlarge the lips. Preferred modern fillers include Restylane, Perlane, Radiesse, and Juvederm.

At Cosmetic Surgery Hawaii, we have performed thousands of these procedures with fabulous results and with no serious side effects. Lip enhancement can be done in such a subtle way that no one will be able to tell that your lips have been injected at all. It can offer a pretty and feminizing effect, especially in lips that have lost definition with age.

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What to Expect Afterwards

Recovery time will depend on your lifestyle, the type and extent of the treatment and how much material is injected. Most injectable fillers have short recovery periods and you can return to work the same day or the next day. If you are having superficial injections, your recovery can take a few hours. Most people experience some swelling and redness for the first 24-48 hours. When large amounts of any substance are injected into the face, swelling may last from several days to one week. Bruising can be minimized by avoiding the use of aspirin or aspirin containing product or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Motrin, Advil or ibuprofen for seven to ten days prior to the planned injections.

Are There Risks?

There may be bruising and swelling following any dermal filler treatment. Itching and mild discomfort is not uncommon. You may develop asymmetries or irregularities that can usually be corrected with massage or additional injections.

Oahu cosmetic surgeon Dennis Watkins offers lip augmentation with or without surgery, facelift surgery, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty and other facial plastic surgery procedures. Located in Hawaii serving from Honolulu to Ewa to the North Shore of Oahu.

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