What are Lip Injections?
Collagen production in the body decreases over time. The skin on and around the lips is particularly susceptible to this part of the aging process because it is constantly in motion. Smoking and sun exposure can also have an impact. A lip injection procedure can restore volume, definition, and fullness to the lips. Using dermal fillers such as Restylane®, Restylane® Silk, and Juvederm®, Dr. Flannagan revives the skin on and around the lips.
Benefits of Lip Injections
Lip injections can have a positive impact on body image, making you feel more comfortable and self-confident. Used to treat wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth, lip injections can also erase signs of damage from smoking or sun exposure. The treatment has immediate results with continued improvement over time. Results typically last for 6 to 12 months. The procedure is quick and effective, taking as little as 15 minutes for some patients. Afterwards, most patients are able to resume their regular routine right away.
Are Lip Injections Right for Me?
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your mouth, lip injections may be right for you. Most adults are good candidates for this treatment. Many of the dermal fillers Dr. Flannagan uses have low risks of allergic reaction and are easily absorbed by the body. If you think lip injections may be right for you, schedule a consultation to discuss the best treatment plan for your desired results.
What Is the Lip Injection Procedure?
During your consultation, Dr. Flannagan will help you determine which type of dermal filler is best for your desired results. He will create a tailored treatment plan just for you, determining the amounts and locations for the injections needed. At your appointment, you may opt for a topical anesthetic to ensure your complete comfort, but many patients do not require anesthesia. Dr. Flannagan injects the dermal filler under the skin using a fine gauge needle. The number of injections required depends on the patient. Typically, the appointment may take 15 to 45 minutes.
How Long Is the Recovery After Lip Injection?
There is virtually no downtime after lip injection treatment. Most patients are able to resume all regular activities after the treatment. Dr. Flannagan may recommend avoiding strenuous exercise for 24 hours to allow the solution to settle.
How Much Do Lip Injections Cost?
The cost for your procedure will vary depending on the number of injections and the extent of the treatment. Some patients may need follow-up treatments more frequently than others. This will also impact the cost of your treatment. In most cases, plastic surgery treatments are not covered by insurance. The staff at Flannagan Plastic Surgery will ensure all of your questions about the financing of your treatments are answered. Most of our patients use a combination of the following to pay for their procedures:
- Personal or cashier’s checks
- American Express
- CareCredit® Financing
Why Choose Flannagan Plastic Surgery?
Flannagan Plastic Surgery offers safe and effective lip injection procedures to residents of Evansville and Jasper and the surrounding cities in Indiana, Northern Kentucky, and Illinois.Contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ryan Flannagan at Flannagan Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation and learn how lip injections can help you contour and increase volume to your lips.