Full, beautiful lips are a coveted feature that many people long for, but few have naturally. Aging, genetics, and other factors can cause thin lips, which often leads to dissatisfaction or even self-consciousness. The good news is that lip-augmentation can quickly add or restore volume, youth, and beauty to the lips. Here at Donath Facial Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alexander S. Donath is pleased to offer lip-augmentation in Cincinnati and the surrounding areas.
Why Lip Fillers?
Lip-augmentation typically refers to a non-surgical procedure that enhances the appearance of the lips by increasing their fullness with injectable fillers, usually made from hyaluronic acid. This is a substance that provides soft, natural-looking contours and fullness for plump, beautiful lips.
Due to the instant results and zero downtime lip-augmentation offers, the treatment has become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the country.
Benefits of Lip Augmentation in Cincinnati
Lip-augmentation at our Cincinnati, OH practice offers a variety of benefits. First and foremost, it can add fullness to naturally thin or aging lips. It can also reduce lines and wrinkles around the mouth and improve the lip contours so there is improved harmony between the lips and the other facial features.
Additionally, lip injections in Cincinnati can eliminate the need for makeup such as lip liner, lipstick, and lip gloss. By choosing lip-augmentation, patients can achieve the full, attractive lips they’ve been dreaming of and feel more confident in their everyday lives.
Good Candidates for Lip Filler
Ideal candidates for lip-augmentation in Cincinnati are those who are bothered by thin or aging lips who are interested in adding volume and contour to create a more attractive look. Those who would like to get rid of lines and wrinkles that surround their lips may also benefit from this procedure. Patients should be in good general health and have realistic expectations about the procedure.
A Lip Consultation with Dr. Donath
During a lip-augmentation consultation in Cincinnati, patients will meet with Dr. Donath to discuss their aesthetic concerns and learn more about the options available to them. He will ask questions about their aesthetic goals and make recommendations depending on what the patient is looking for.
If he believes a patient is a good candidate for lip-augmentation in Cincinnati, he will design a customized treatment plan and help patients choose the best filler for their goals before going over the procedure in great detail. In addition, Dr. Donath can share before and after photos of real patients who have opted for lip-augmentation procedures to help patients set expectations.
Preparing for Lip Filler in Cincinnati
It’s easy for patients to prepare for lip Injections. They will need to stay away from any blood-thinning supplements or medications prior to the injections as these can cause excessive bruising or bleeding. Smokers will need to quit a few weeks before to reduce the risk of complications.
Since every patient has their own unique goals, Dr. Donath will take the time to design a customized treatment plan. In most cases, he will recommend an injectable over a surgical procedure, as dermal fillers can create natural, beautiful results without anesthesia or a lengthy recovery period. In rare cases, however, he may design a surgical enhancement if the patient is a good candidate. Fillers must be repeated every 6-12 months to maintain the results long-term.
Here’s a brief overview of some of the fillers that Dr. Donath uses for lip injections in Cincinnati:
Restylane Silk is specifically formulated to enhance the appearance of lips while smoothing out age lines around the mouth. It’s an FDA-approved injectable that is made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the human body. Most Restylane Silk treatments can be completed in 15 to 30 minutes and come with absolutely no downtime.
Juvederm Volbella is another injectable made with hyaluronic acid that can diminish the appearance of the vertical lines around the lips. It is also approved by the FDA and can be completed in a half-hour or less with no downtime.
Restylane Silk vs. Juvederm Volbella
While both Restylane Silk and Juvederm Volbella are great lip injectables that can create beautiful results lasting from 6 to 12 months, they do have a few differences. Since Silk tends to be stiffer, Dr. Donath typically recommends this option for adding fullness to the lips or definition to the lip line. Volbella is usually a better option for patients who would like to get rid of smoker’s lines or age-related wrinkles around their mouth and are hoping for a softer appearance.
Recovering From Lip Filler in Cincinnati
The lip enhancement recovery process is fairly simple. While patients may experience some mild swelling, bruising, and pain after the procedure, these side effects will typically resolve on their own quickly. Cold compresses can help reduce side effects and any discomfort that patients may face.
When injections are used, lip filler in Cincinnati is a non-invasive procedure with no downtime. After receiving an injection, patients are free to return to work and their daily activities as soon as they would like.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does aging lead to thinning lips?
Our lips are made of the same tissue that’s found inside of our mouths. Due to the fact that the surface of the lips doesn’t contain any skin cells, the lips are unable to hold moisture and are prone to dehydration with age. They also contain less melanin, which is what creates our skin pigment. Finally, aging leads to collagen loss, creating a thinner appearance over time.
How many treatments are necessary?
In most cases, Dr. Donath can help a patient achieve their desired results with just one treatment. Since results are temporary, however, additional treatments will be necessary to maintain the patient’s new look once the injectable wears off.
Does lip always lead to large lips?
Contrary to popular belief, lip-augmentation does not always lead to large lips. If you’d like just a bit of enhancement rather than large, dramatic lips, simply let us know. We’re dedicated to delivering results that align with your personal preferences.
How long does it take to see results?
One of the greatest benefits of lip injections in Cincinnati is that the treatment can offer instant results in one session that lasts up to a year. This is great news for patients who lead a busy lifestyle and are looking for a quick solution with virtually no downtime.
What are the “perfect lips?”
Every patient has their own unique idea of what “perfect lips” look like. However, most patients strive to achieve lips with distinct borders, well-defined philtral columns, neutral corners, and a beautifully shaped Cupid’s bow, which is the outline of the upper lip, including the two peaks below the nose. A lower lip that is a bit larger than the upper lip is also a common preference.
Can volume be controlled with lip-augmentation?
Yes. Dr. Donath can completely control how much of the injectable he uses so that patients can enjoy their desired shape and size.
Do lip injections hurt?
Most patients do not find lip injectables to be painful. Our team typically applies a numbing cream to the lip area to ensure patients are comfortable during the entire procedure.
Can injections be reversed?
In most cases, patients are very pleased with how their lips look after getting lip fillers and want the results to last as long as possible. However, if they are unsatisfied for any reason, it is possible to dissolve the injections and bring patients back to their normal appearance right away.
What is the difference between a lip-injection and a lip lift?
Lip lifts are for patients who are concerned by upper lips which overextend, obstruct their upper teeth, and impair their ability to smile in an attractive manner. A lip injection, on the other hand, is designed to temporarily add fullness to thinning lips.
Why Choose Donath Facial Plastic Surgery
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alexander Donath and his team are Cincinnati-based lip-augmentation experts who are highly skilled and experienced in a variety of lip enhancement procedures. They understand how beautiful, plump lips can completely transform a patient’s appearance and confidence.
If you choose Donath Facial Plastic Surgery for your lip-augmentation, you can expect the individualized attention and natural-looking results you deserve.
Dr. Donath and his entire staff are extremely skilled, knowledgeable and top-notch professionals. I knew from the moment I entered the office that I was in capable hands. My healing time was swift and pain free. I was out in public 4 days after my surgery and looked great!
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Schedule a Lip-Augmentation Consultation Today
If you’re interested in learning more about lip-augmentation in Cincinnati or are wondering whether you’re a good candidate for this procedure, don’t hesitate to contact our office to schedule a complimentary consultation. You can call us at 1-877-416-3223 or fill out our handy online contact form. We look forward to meeting you and bringing your dream of fuller, more attractive lips to life.
Why choose Dr. Donath
- Graduated summa cum laude from Ohio University where he was a scholarship recipient and was inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa national honor society.
- He then completed medical school at the University of Cincinnati, widely recognized as one of the top medical centers in the country, where he was President of the school’s American Medical Student Association.
- Completing a rigorous five-year residency training program in all aspects of Head and Neck Surgery at St. Louis University.
- He additionally spent time studying at Harvard Medical School with the Director of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Mack Cheney.
- Has been nominated as a Top Doctor in Cincinnati Magazine and by Castle Connolly for many consecutive years.
- Is a national trainer of other physicians for both Galderma and Allergan, and is a frequent guest on multiple media outlets to present the public with the most recent facial aesthetic techniques.