Lip Filler Questions

SERVING GRAND RAPIDS, WEST MICHIGAN, TRAVERSE CITY, AND LANSING, MICHIGAN

Commonly Asked Questions

1. What are lip fillers used for?
Lip fillers are used in the process of lip augmentation which is a cosmetic procedure that enhances the size and shape of the lips. At the Centre for Plastic Surgery our team of highly skilled clinicians utilize a variety of injectable fillers that temporarily boost the shape, size, structure, and/ or texture of the lips.

2. How do I know my lips will look natural?
Our clinicians have undergone years of intensive training and injected hundreds of patients to ensure that lips are skillfully enhanced with an end result that is appropriately proportioned to the facial features. During a lip augmentation consultation, the injector will listen carefully to the patient as they explain their concerns and aesthetic goals. Many patients choose to bring a picture to their consultation that shows the look they desire. The injection specialist will then recommend the product and injection technique that will facilitate the best result.

3. How is lip augmentation with fillers performed?
Fillers are administered by a highly-qualified injector in a series of methodically placed, minimally invasive injections that take less than an hour. The products used are infused with Lidocaine to make the experience comfortable for the patient. However, if a patient is still concerned about discomfort at the injection site we encourage them to arrive to their appointment a few minutes early to apply a topical numbing cream.

4. What are lip fillers made of? How long do they last? 
Fillers for the lips such as Restylane Silk and Juvederm Volbella are made up of water-loving Hyaluronic Acid molecules. HA is found naturally in the body and is known for its ability to attract and hold water in the cell replenishing moisture. Because of those properties, HA fillers are the perfect option for increasing volume in the lips. The effects typically last six to nine months at which point patients will need to return for additional injections to achieve their desired look again.

5. What if I don’t like my results?
It’s not uncommon for patients to experience a little anxiety when seeking aesthetic treatments. It may take up to two weeks for a patient to realize their final result. It’s our recommendation that patients wait at least 10-14 days before seeking any additional lip treatments. At that point, if a patient wishes to increase the volume of the lips they may want to consider additional injections. If a patient feels that the lips are too full, it is possible for the treatment to be reversed by the injection specialist.

6. If I stop getting injections, will my lips look different?
No. Once a patient discontinues lip injections, the lips will go back to their pre-treatment size and shape.

To schedule a consultation with one of our injection specialists, please contact us via email or by calling 616-454-1256.