Lip Augmentation in McAllen, TX
Dr. Carlos Ayala is double board certified in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery and offers lip augmentation for men and women in McAllen, the Rio Grande Valley, Mission, and the surrounding areas of Texas.
What is Lip Augmentation?Men and women are realizing the benefits of adding volume to the lips. With lip augmentation, you can add fullness to the upper or lower lip, as well as soften lines around the mouth. A lip lift can be as subtle or dramatic as you desire, and the technique used by Dr. Ayala allows you to change the shape and size of your lips every few months.
What is a Lip Lift?A lip lift is a cosmetic procedure that adds volume to the upper or lower lips. Lip lifts are performed with dermal fillers instead of silicone implants.
What Are the Benefits of Lip Augmentation?
- No downtime
- No lengthy recovery, unlike silicone implants
- Make changes with each follow-up treatment
- Precision control over the amount of “lift”
Who is a Good Candidate for Lip Augmentation?We use popular dermal fillers for our lip lift procedures, so most people are good candidates. Let Dr. Ayala know if you have any history with dermal fillers and injectables, including any adverse reactions or dissatisfaction with the results of the treatments.
What is the Procedure for Lip Augmentation?Dermal fillers are typically administered with a needle, and this technique allows very little control over how the gel is distributed in the skin. Dr. Ayala performs lip lift treatments with a cannula: a thin, flexible tube that he can maneuver in the skin to disperse the dermal filler gel. This produces a more consistent and natural look compared to needle techniques.
What is Recovery Like After Lip Augmentation?No recovery or downtime is needed after your lip lift. The lips may feel tight for a day or two. Dr. Ayala provides a schedule of follow-up treatments to maintain the new look of your lips. Other potential complications that could arise include:
- Bruising or facial swelling