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From Thin to Pouty...How Lip Fillers Give You the Pucker You Desire

Lip fillers

Thin lips are out, and plump ones are everywhere. Take a quick trip to the grocery store and it is hard not to notice magazine covers donning the look of voluptuous lips. Celebrities along with the everyday women are seeking the highly coveted look of a fuller, plumper pout. Feelings of lip envy may have you questioning whether or not you want to increase the mass in your lips for extra lipstick real estate. Injectable fillers can turn your lips from flat to fabulous in minutes.

Lip fillers are a quick, noninvasive option that provide immediate results. With a few simple injections, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters can help you obtain fuller, sexier lips.

Dr. Jules Walters, with two convenient locations in New Orleans and Metairie, LA, is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Walters is dedicated to detail and has a keen eye for aesthetics. Combined, these two skills help to ensure patient satisfaction amongst the vast array of procedures performed in his two state-of-the-art facilities. Dr. Walters has a special interest in nonsurgical facial rejuvenation procedures, which includes the use of injectable fillers for areas of the face such as the lips. Read below for some helpful information about lip fillers and how Dr. Walters can help give your lips a fuller look.

Lip fillers explained

Lip fillers, or dermal fillers, are made from naturally occurring substances in the body, hyaluronic acid or collagen. Men and women love fillers for their variety of enhancing different areas, including the lips. Dr. Jules Walters of Walters Plastic Surgery, with two locations in New Orleans and Metairie, LA, uses fillers to increase the volume of his patients’ lips, giving them a fuller and natural appearance.

A local anesthetic numbs the targeted area before the filler is injected into the lips to reduce discomfort. After the filler is placed, a gentle and quick massage ensures the filler spreads evenly. The procedure is fast, and the results are immediate. Aside from a little temporary redness, you are ready to go. While some New Orleans and Metairie, LA area patients prefer to take it easy after treatment, you are free to resume your day as usual. It is recommended that you pay careful attention not to touch the injection site immediately after treatment to avoid spreading the filler to other areas.

Different types of lip fillers

While several different types of fillers are used for lip enhancements, the two most popular options are Juvéderm® and Restylane. They each have various benefits and purposes based on your aesthetic needs or personal wants when it comes to perfecting your pout. During your consultation with Dr. Walters, he will thoroughly discuss the benefits of each and help you determine which one will give you the desired result.

Juvéderm®

Juvéderm® XC and Volbella® are used to enhance the upper lip, lower lip, or both while correcting the appearance of fine, vertical lines on the lips. Juvéderm® is injected into the lips and then massaged to add volume and plumpness. The results of Juvéderm fillers are usually visible for as long as a year. Some patients have noted that their injection results lasted over a year with multiple years of injections.

Restylane

Restylane uses a synthetic version of the body's natural hyaluronic acid (HA), providing the lips with a fuller and more supple look. There are several types of Restylane fillers, however, Restylane Silk is specifically used to create full lips and smooth vertical lines on the lips. This FDA-approved filler stays localized and is ideal for patients trying to target one specific problem area. Results generally last about six months, and in many cases, can be up to a year.

Will lip fillers make a difference?

Careful forethought about how you want your lips to look will help Dr. Walters craft the right plan. Dermal fillers can produce sexier and fuller lips without the need to have a surgical lip augmentation. While many women are capable of masking their thin lips with makeup like lip liner, this simple procedure can eliminate that extra step of your daily routine.

Age can be a significant contributing factor to thinning lips, and dermal fillers can buy you time and give you that fuller pout you had in your youth. As we age, lips can become deflated due to a loss of volume in the supporting tissue, thus giving your lips a thin appearance. Lip fillers can dramatically change the presence of the lips by making the lips appear fuller and plumper.

Determining lip size

In New Orleans and Metairie, LA, bigger (lips) does not always mean better. After a personalized consultation, Dr. Walters will devise a plan for just the right amount of filler needed to obtain results you will love. Your lips should appear sexy while at the same time, still natural-looking. Fillers last about six months, or even longer in some cases, so determining the right size for your face is essential. Once you have gotten used to your lips, you may wish to go larger the next time around. Whatever you choose, the expert staff at Walters Plastic Surgery in New Orleans and Metairie, LA is here to assist you with all of your cosmetic decisions.

How do I get started?

Are you ready to get that perfect pucker again? Then schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters at either location in New Orleans or Metairie, LA. Dr. Walters will walk you through the treatment and determine if you are the right candidate for lip fillers. He will also work with you to identify your problem areas and decide which type of filler will help you obtain your desired look. Get ready to enjoy a plump, natural-looking pout once again in just a matter of minutes thanks to noninvasive lip fillers.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.