LIP AUGMENTATION WITH FILLERS
The lip craze is evolving. For temporary augmentation, lip fillers are injectables to give lips a plumper and fuller appearance. The injections are composed mainly of hyaluronic acid which occurs naturally in the body and is preferred for its more natural look. It does dissolve over time. How long does it last? It depends on the type of filler and the amount you get. However, you can usually expect anywhere from six months to three years, on average. It dissolves slowly so you might want to get them topped off periodically. The fillers most commonly used for lips are Juvederm, Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus, Restylane and Restylane Silk. These are all made of HA but differ in their thicknesses and how they look. Dr. Hochman will assist in making the selection best suited for you.
INTRODUCING PERMALIP – THE SAFE, DEFINITIVE SOLUTION FOR PERMANENT TISSUE AUGMENTATION.
Finally, the safe, definitive solution for permanent tissue augmentation has arrived. Dr. Hochman’s ability to remain vested in the cutting edge technology and scientific research helps him maintain his position as Charleston’s leading practitioner of lip augmentation. He is one of the only SurgiSil Perma Facial Implant trained surgeons in South Carolina.
His work with the renowned SurgiSil line offers his patients access to state-of-the-art applications in facial and constructive enhancement. Permalip offers patients a patented, FDA approved solution to lasting lip augmentation that offers both safety and efficacy in both design and function.
Permalip products are made of a soft, solid silicone elastomer in various sizes that produce a naturally contoured implant that is incapable of rupture or deflation. This implant can be removed at any time with a relatively simple procedure and offers patients an absolute answer to lasting lip augmentation demands.
Procedure: Enhance and fill out the “pink portion” upper and/or lower lip.
Length: 30 minutes
Anesthesia: Numbing cream or local anesthesia
Recovery: Swelling for 2-3 days, bruising up to a week
Before & After Upper & Lower Lip Implant and Cheek Implants
A Lip lift is another alternative
As we age, our lips are impacted by gravity, narrowing the lips and the smile. Patients are becoming tired of the repeated injections, wanting something more permanent. Raising the vermilion border (the edge of the lips) causes lips to appear more enhanced, defining the "Cupid's bow" so lips are more prominent and crisp. The Lip Lift also can tilt the corners of the mouth with a corner lift. This procedure is usually done in under an hour with local anesthetic creating a small incision just below the nostrils.
Call today for a consultation with Dr. Hochman to determine which procedure suits you best.