Enhance Your Smile with a Fuller Pout
Thin, disproportionate lips can age your appearance. Fortunately, expertly performed lip augmentation can restore volume to your lips, creating more feminine and youthful contours. At our practice in Toledo, OH, Dr. John F. Zavell offers two lip augmentation methods: lip implants and fillers. With either treatment option, Dr. Zavell strives to achieve natural-looking results. As such, he is always refining his techniques, prioritizing precision and close attention to detail to create a plump pout that enhances your other facial features and improves your self-confidence.
Our Treatment Options
There is more than one way to enhance the appearance of your lips. At our practice, we offer two popular options:
Commonly crafted from silicone, lip implants come in a variety of sizes for personalized results. The implant is typically placed through incisions in the corners of the mouth. For your comfort, a local anesthetic can be used to numb the treatment area. Recovery can take several weeks. During this time, patients can expect:
- Chapped lips
It is important to be aware that, until the swelling and inflammation subside, the lips often appear overly done. It typically takes a few weeks to see your final results.
Patients who are seeking a non-surgical option may prefer facial fillers. Dr. Zavell uses JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC for lip augmentation. This filler is incredibly effective for adding volume to the lips and reducing the appearance of vertical lip lines. This FDA-approved facial filler can smooth the lips for a plumper but natural-looking pout.
In contrast to lip implants, VOLBELLA does not require patients to commit permanently to their results. In most cases, effects last about one year and patients can seek re-treatment if desired. The most significant benefit of facial fillers is that there is minimal downtime. In fact, most patients can resume normal activities immediately following their procedure. However, you should avoid those that stimulate blood flow to the face, such as facials.
Your Initial Consultation
Individuals who are interested in lip augmentation will first attend a consultation with Dr. Zavell. During this visit, you will discuss your medical history and goals so that he can help you determine which treatment option will provide you with the best results. It is important to note that some patients may experience an adverse reaction to certain lip augmentation materials. If you have any allergies, be sure to notify Dr. Zavell.
Lip augmentation can restore volume to your lips, rejuvenating your appearance and improving self-confidence.
Insurance Coverage and Financing Options
Patients undergoing lip augmentation solely for cosmetic reasons will generally have to pay out-of-pocket for the procedure. However, if you are seeking lip augmentation as a reconstructive measure to address a congenital defect or damage following a traumatic injury, insurance may provide coverage.
Otherwise, there are also several third-party financing options available to you. We accept financing through CareCredit®, M-lend Financial, and Directions Credit Union.
Smile with Confidence
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your lips, Dr. Zavell can help you find a treatment solution to achieve your desired shape and size. Schedule a consultation by contacting us online or give us a call at (419) 871-9765.