Lip Fillers | Charleston WV

W hat is Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers (or “lip injections”) creates fuller, plumper, more defined lips. Lip augmentation with lip injections can also reduce fine wrinkles around the mouth. Lips may be injected with hyaluronic acid fillers or with fat transferred from another site in the patient’s own body. You body contains natural Hyaluronic acid, “HA.” Eventually, your body absorbs the HA in HA filler.  Because the lip filler, or the hyaluronic acid filler, is absorbed, repeat treatments are necessary to maintain results. We here at Thaxton Plastic Surgery prefer Juvederm® brand of Hyaluronic acid. Fat transfer lip augmentation typically lasts longer.  We also perform fat transfer.

How Do we Perfom Lip Augmentation ?

First, We perform ultrasound. The reason why we ultrasound is because this is a safety measure. After all, your safety is our main concern. Next, the Juvederm® or other lip filler or the patient’s own fat is injected or implanted in the lips. Results are usually temporary, depending on the lip filler used. Injections may be repeated periodically.

Proper placement of the lip augmentation injected material is important. For this reason, we always recommend checking for to make sure your injector is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery & is a member of ASPS, a.k.a. the American Society of Plastic Surgery.

Risks & Benefits of Lip Filler injections: 

  • Some benefits of lip filler injections are: Fuller, plumper lips. Immediate return to normal activities is the norm.
  • Hyaluronic acid lip augmentation is often appealing to patients who want to experiment with fuller-looking lips but not necessarily commit to it. There is an option for dissolving this material, should the patient desire, and the cost for this is similar to the cost of the injection(s).
  • Some risks include potential prolonged redness, swelling or itching, firmness at the injection site. Other possible complications include bleeding, lip asymmetry, and migration and extrusion of the implant. Normal swelling and bruising lasts from three days to a week. As with any treatment, allergy & infection are risks with any injection or procedure.
    • How long does lip filler last?
      • HA lip filler injections are temporary. They usually lasst approximately 9-24 weeks. Everybody’s different! For this reason, lip filler lasts onger on some patients than others. Fat injections last longer, but are sometimes unpredictable as to the degree of improvement, potential lumping or scarring effects, and must be harvested from another part of the body.

Do lip filler injections hurt? 

  • Due to their location, the injections are usually painful. Because of this, we use topical numbing cream. The cream helps mute this response.

Lip filler Injections’ Cost: 

Individual patient goals vary, and their needs to attain these goals vary. The number of syringes of filler needed varies from patient to patient.  As such, cost for lip augmentation varies. The range for lip filler lip injections in our office is usually between $500–$2,000. We are happy to discuss cost of lip filler with you and give our treatment recommendations in a complementary cosmetic consultation with our wonderful lip injectors.

Lip filler before and after pictures:

You can see some of our lip filler injection before and after pictures below. Alternately, come in to our office to see more! Also, you can watch for more on our social media, like facebook or instagram. Learn more about the types of lip fillers and face filler injections we use here! Come right on in & talk to us!  Tell us what your goals are. Let’s talk about your lips!

Lip filler injection before & after 1 syringe of Juvederm with chin filler

Lip filler injection before & after 1 syringe of Juvederm with chin filler

lip filler injection before after

Lip filler injection before & after 1 syringe of Juvederm with chin filler

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