The shape, fullness and outline of the lips is often one of most important features to a woman when it comes to her face. Although the aging process will alter the look and appeal of the lips making them thinner, fortunately there are a few different options available to help meet your desired goals. They include:
JUVÉDERM® is a gel filler made of hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. It is injected into the lips to instantly restore volume. The look and feel is so natural that people will definitely notice, but no one will know! JUVÉDERM injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is proven to be safe and effective.
Restylane® is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler used to restore volume and fullness to the skin as a means to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. It’s also effective in giving your lips a more youthful look. Compared to other dermal fillers, Restylane has the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that already exists in the human body. It is not commonly know that, unlike rooster-derived hyaluronic acid-based products, Restylane is free from animal proteins. This quality limits any risk of animal-based disease transmission or allergic reaction. Results are instantaneous and last about 6 months.
Restylane® Silk is the first and only FDA-approved filler designed specifically for the treatment of lips and the lines around them. Restylane Silk’s unique, refined formulation uses smaller, smoother particles for precise lip shaping and for smoothing the vertical lines and creases around your mouth from smiling and sipping. Plump thinning lips, achieve better lip definition and smooth fine vertical lines around the mouth to provide natural looking results for your beautiful smile.
Fat Transfer is another option for lip augmentation. This is a minor surgical procedure that is typically performed in conjunction with fat transfer to the rest of the face (cheeks, tear troughs, brows). Fat transfer is an excellent choice but less popular that the synthetic filler as above.
While traditional types of lip augmentation procedures such as injectable fillers or solid implants can have their advantages, many patients would like a permanent alternative that can give their lips a fuller, natural-looking contour with a minimized risk of significant movement restriction. PermaLip®, or Perma Facial Implant™, is an FDA-approved treatment made of soft, solid silicone that is designed to give you permanent lip enhancement with natural-looking results. The procedure is also reversible, and it does not involve periodic injections and “touch-up” sessions to keep the results going. SSA is happy to add PermaLip® to our list of advanced cosmetic enhancement options to help you meet your goals.
Many times a sit-down, in-office visit with a cosmetic surgeon is the best way to determine how to meet your desired goals. Board-certified, fellowship trained, and having performed more than 14,500 procedures in their career, Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, or Dr. Nease can sit down with you for an in-person consultation to understand your needs and discuss all possible options and outcomes. They take an advanced artistic approach to lip-sculpting to create a more youthful look, alongside the added options of chemical peels, resurfacing laser treatments and fat transfers. Take a look at our before and after gallery to explore how they can help you achieve similar results.
At Southern Surgical Arts, we perform all of our procedures in several accredited, state-of-the-art facilities. In Chattanooga's Southside is SSA's newest state-of-the-art surgical suite, luxurious office and MedSpa. In Calhoun, GA, is SSA's first location and surgical facility. We also operate at Physician’s Surgery Center near Parkridge East Hospital in Chattanooga.
We consult with patients, before and after surgery, in both our Calhoun and Chattanooga offices.
With three surgical center options, we can arrange to perform your procedure in the location that is most convenient for you. In every office, our highly trained and specialized staff provides you the safety, privacy, comfort and expertise you deserve.
We invite you in for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, or Dr. Nease. Together, we’ll explore your aesthetic goals and work toward revealing your own natural beauty.