Not every plastic surgeon has the ability to create natural results like board-certified surgeon, Dr. Nathan E. Nachlas. Both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedure takes a great deal of time and experience to be able to perform with expected, discreet results. The surgeon must have an expert-level understanding of facial and body anatomy, and use the most up-to-date equipment and techniques available.
There are some patients who relish artificial results, but the truth is most patients prefer to look as though they were born with their newly-enhanced feature. A lip augmentation is a procedure that has often been performed with obvious results. Known as “duck lips,” the prominent and unnaturally-shaped upper and lower lips detract from the natural beauty that the contours of the mouth can exhibit.
In order to achieve the greatest results, a lip augmentation can be performed a number of ways. A surgical implant can be inserted into the lips, enlarging the upper, lower, or both upper and lower lips. More commonly, injections are used during the non-surgical version of the lip augmentation procedure. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane are used to plump the tissues. A fat transfer is another viable option involving a patient’s own fat source which lowers the risk of rejection and promotes a realistic texture of the lips.
Following lip enhancement, a person can enjoy the benefit of enhanced sex appeal, a more symmetrical mouth, and a younger look. Additionally, when the lips are enlarged, they can make other features such as a prominent nose or chin fit together better on the face.
There are other procedures that can be performed alongside lip enhancement, depending on the patient’s desired final result. Microdermabrasion can treat areas around the mouth and elsewhere on the face to tone the skin and lessen the look of wrinkles. A rhinoplasty or chin augmentation can alter the parts above and below the lips if these landmark facial features require an adjustment to promote facial harmony. Surgical and non-surgical options are available.
To schedule a consultation call Sandy Friedman, director of patient relations for Dr. Nachlas, at (561) 939-0909. You can also reach us at drnachlas.com/contact-us.