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The Ideal Lip Shape in Plastic Surgery

Beautiful lips (and faces) come in various shapes, sizes, and colors. Lip enhancement with improved volume, definition, and/or skin are common requests among lip augmentation patients in Washington, DC. A plump lip is generally considered more attractive by many individuals, but there other features that can make the lip be more beautiful. The most attractive lip …

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Belotero®, a facial filler for nonsurgical rejuvenation

Nonsurgical cosmetic procedures include a broad range of services, from chemical peels to laser treatments. The most popular nonsurgical treatments, however, involve a liquid facelift. Often referred to as a "lunch time lift", busy professionals in Washington DC frequently visit a plastic surgeon's office to get these nonsurgical facelift type procedures. Keep in mind that loose skin …

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Your Lip Augmentation: Fat Transfer or Fillers?

Lips with volume, definition, and smooth skin are common requests among lip augmentation patients in Washington, DC. Lips thin gradually with time, but can also be thin from a young age too. In addition, wrinkles develop around the lips and smile lines from volume loss and sun damage. Cosmetic enhancement of the lips and area …

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How to Reduce Swelling after Lip Injections and Botox®

Swelling is a common concern among cosmetic surgery patients. While surgical patients expect swelling (edema) after surgery, liquid lift patients with Botox or Restylane® should consider a certain degree of swelling too. Fortunately, this swelling after nonsurgical office treatments usually resolves quickly. Lip injection or Botox patients may return to work very soon after treatment, even the same day in many cases. Cosmetic surgery …

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Lip Implant vs. Facial Fillers for Lip Enhancement

Lips with appropriate volume and definition are a universal sign of youth and beauty across nations and cultures. As a result, cosmetic enhancement of the lips and area around the mouth is very popular. Hyaluronic acid gels are available to plump the lips in every plastic surgeon's office, which include Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Belotero®. Gradually dissolving over …

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Plumping lips without going to a plastic surgeon

Full, shapely lips are feminine characteristics that may gradually lose their definition and volume with time. All lips lose volume with time, eventually becoming thinner and flatter. Does one need to go to a plastic surgeon to create fuller lips? Of course not. Temporary improvements with makeup and topical, natural treatments have been around for years to enhance the …

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10 things to know before getting lip injections

Collagen injections used to be the only way to plump up lips (other than fat injections or lip lift surgery) until hyaluronic acid fillers came along. These "lipstick in a syringe" fillers have essentially replaced collagen as the primarily method to enhance lips, in addition being used to augmenting cheeks, reducing wrinkles, and improving dark circles. …

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When can I kiss after lip injection?

Lip injection with facial fillers is a popular method to enhance one's lips without surgery. Treatment is quick with immediate results that last up to 6 months. One of the most common questions asked after lip injection is when kissing can be resumed. Patients are concerned about possible risks of infection, filler movement, or affecting the final results with …

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Anesthesia for Injectable Fillers to Reduce Pain

Injectable fillers such as Restylane (hyaluronic acid), Juvederm, Radiesse, and Sculptra are good options for various cosmetic enhancements for facial aging Washington area residents. Treatment areas vary for each product, including nasolabial / smile lines, marionette lines, cheek or midface augmentation, or lip enhancement. Some local anesthesia is generally required, since each filler is injected …

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