About Lip Augmentation
Lip augmentation is a very popular procedure for patients who have thin lips due to genetics or the aging process. Our Pittsburgh, PA double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert Chiu, utilizes his artistic eye to choose the best options for patients seeking to add volume and shape to their lips and improve their overall cosmetic appearance. For patients seeking a nonsurgical option, lip injections can produce natural but noticeable results by using an injectable filler such as Juvéderm, Volbella or Restylane Silk. A lip lift can also be performed to help produce long-lasting, natural-looking improvement. Before deciding on a procedure, Dr. Chiu will talk to each patient about their concerns and goals in order to determine the best option for their individual needs and goals. Potential patients are invited to schedule a consult at Today's Cosmetic Surgery to learn how they can best enhance the appearance of their lips.
The ideal candidates for upper and/or lower lip augmentation fillers are women and men who:
- Have thin lips and/or vertical lip lines
- Have age-related volume loss in their lips
- Have overall good health
- Want to avoid surgery and foreign implants
"Dr. Chiu and his staff are absolutely the best! I have never been treated with such kindness! In addition, Dr. Chiu will not settle for anything less than perfection. I wanted a rhinoplasty for years, and I am so happy that I waited until I found Dr. Chiu to have it done!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Sep 28, 2017
"Very professional & gentle. He has an amazing eye for aesthetics. His work is more conservative so the result is very natural looking which I like. Sarah is wonderful. I won't trust my face to anyone else."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Feb 24, 2017
"I have had dealings with Dr. Chiu for several years & have never experienced anything but the most professional & respectful treatment from him & his staff. Sarah has always been very friendly & helpful and I have always been under the impression that patient confidentiality is of the utmost importance in his practice. Dr. Chiu has an amazing eye for the nuance of aesthetics & I have never seen his patients looking overdone. He prides himself on delivering a natural result that allows the natural character of your features to come through, but just younger, better & more refreshed. He is a master at his craft & displays high levels of professionalism & integrity. Highly recommended!"- PS / Yelp / Feb 24, 2017
"I've been to other local area doctors & after seeing Dr. Chiu, I will not trust my face to anyone else. Highly recommended!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Feb 24, 2017
"I could not be more pleased with the outcome of my upper and lower blepharoplasty. Dr. Chiu and Sarah were wonderful."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Nov 11, 2016
What to Expect
Injections of medical-grade dermal fillers do not need incisions and will be implemented with a fine-gauge syringe and/or cannula. Most patients feel only mild discomfort during the initial prick of the needle. Most dermal fillers include a numbing agent in their formula to minimize pain. It may take several injections to get the desired fullness, but Dr. Chiu will carefully place the filler in the needed areas for even results. Patients can expect their lips to be mildly swollen the first 24 hours and slightly dry for several days after the procedure. Aftercare instructions will be provided to properly care for the lips.
Patients may notice some swelling or mild bruising immediately after their lip injections that should subside naturally in a few days. The length of results will vary based on the dermal filler used, but patients typically see improvements for 6 - 12 months. Dermal filler injections will slowly absorb into the body before being safely eliminated, so results will gradually fade in time. Periodic maintenance treatments will yield the most natural and best results. Talk to Dr. Chiu about how often to schedule a touch-up treatment.
Plan Your Procedure
Love Your Lips
At Today's Cosmetic Surgery, we want you to love your lips and your smile. Schedule a private consultation with Dr. Chiu at our Pittsburgh, PA office today and learn how a lip augmentation with dermal fillers can give you back the fullness in your lips or create the sensuous lips you desire.