Lip Augmentation Toronto
There are two ways in which we engage the world. The first is with our eyes, the second is with our mouths. If you look at photos of beautiful women throughout history, one of the most striking commonalities between them is that they all have beautiful lips. Full, luscious lips connote youthfulness and vitality, and are a universal symbol for femininity. Dr. Alexander is arguably the best with Lip Fillers in Toronto and his patient's lushly crafted lips can attest to the fact.
The key to creating beautiful lips is understanding the appropriate shape and dimensions for each individual. This is based on overall facial proportions, characteristics of the perioral region itself, patient age, sex and ethnicity. Dr. Alexander has a special interest in treatment of the lips. He has spent his career focused on facial plastic surgery, completing multiple, rigorously demanding fellowships at the world’s most elite institutions. Having practiced abroad at some of the world’s most prestigious cities, including Manhattan and Sydney, Dr. Alexander has fine-tuned his aesthetic and artistic sensibilities to reflect the most sophisticated beauty standards from around the globe.
The Lip Augmentation Procedure
Dr. Alexander’s mantra is one of conservatism and obtaining natural-looking results. The goal is not to make you look drastically different; it is to restore harmony to your face by giving you the lips you once had, or the lips that are appropriately proportioned to the rest of your face. With his Toronto lip augmentation, less is certainly more
Dr. Alexander uses advanced techniques with well-established, safe filler products to provide subtle enhancement of the lips. And he pays careful attention to the tissues around the lips themselves, using neuromodulators (e.g. BOTOX Cosmetic®) and fillers to bring harmony and balance to the entire perioral region. Dr. Alexander's Toronto Lip fillers can be applied incrementally, allowing the doctor to precisely control the augmentation process down to the millimeter.
Dr. Alexander only uses lip fillers containing hyaluronic acid, a key ingredient in the quest for more youthful lip contours. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the human body, and is a compound that hydrates and nourishes the cells, boosting lip volume and resilience.
After applying a lip-numbing agent, he will use tiny needles to augment the lips painlessly and precisely, with minimal swelling and bruising. The results are immediate and amazing. Patients may return to their normal routines the same day.
For some patients, rather than augmenting the volume of the lips, the more appropriate technique is to provide a surgical lip lift, using an imperceptible incision under the nose to elevate the upper lip to a more natural and aesthetically pleasing position.
What is the general cost of lip augmentation?
Lip augmentation is performed, in most cases, with injectable dermal fillers. The cost of the procedure reflects the number of units of filler needed in the augmentation. The cost will vary, patient to patient, and affected by the price of the dermal filler used. In general, the procedure is in the range of $750 to $1,000.
What Are the Benefits of Lip Augmentation?
A subtle increase in lip volume offers several benefits:
- A fast procedure when performed with fillers, requiring only about half an hour.
- Results last for many months before retreatment is needed, based on the filler used.
- Results are immediate.
- Your lips will appear plumper, more defined, and more appealing.
- Enhances your look.
- Little to no recovery time.
- Can be performed in increments so the change in size takes place over time.
- Takes years off the look of aging lips that have thinned due to natural volume loss.
- Fine lip lines can be smoothed in the same appointment.
- Side effects are minimal, usually minor swelling, which fades quickly.
- You have control over the volume you want.
- Very little risk of an allergic reaction.
Who is a Candidate for lip augmentation?
You may have inherited thinner lips, and have always wished that your lips were fuller, and considered lip augmentation. Many of our patients want to enhance their natural lip size by subtly increasing volume. You may be one of the many people who have seen their lips lose that fresh, youthful, plump look due to age-related volume loss. Other candidates are women who want a more attractive pout, more defined lips, to enhance the shape of a Cupid’s bow, or correct lip asymmetry. If you fall into any of these categories, you are likely a very good candidate for a custom lip augmentation.
Recovery from Lip Augmentation
After treatment, the lips may be slightly sore or swollen. This can be easily remedied with an ice pack, although these symptoms will also fade on their own within a short amount of time. Clients should refrain from wearing lipstick, lip gloss, chapstick or other lip products for at least 7 days in order to give the lips ample time to heal. Direct sunlight should also be avoided. Dr. Alexander's Toronto Lip augmentation with dermal fillers will usually last anywhere from 8 to 12 months, at which point you may opt to undergo additional treatment.
Lip Reduction in Toronto
Less commonly, patients may have lips with too much volume. For some this is genetic, or due to a medical condition. For others, this is due to previous overzealous augmentation of the lips with permanent synthetic products (e.g. silicone). Lip reduction is an extremely nuanced procedure, requiring the surgeon to have painstaking attention to detail and an appreciation for the most minute irregularity or asymmetry. Thankfully, Dr. Alexander will not settle for less than perfection.
When Dr. Alexander's Toronto lip reduction treatment is required, the doctor will work to recontour lips that appear bumpy, asymmetrical, or lopsided. Here the doctor’s unrivaled expertise will ensure that the best results possible are achieved.
Lip Augmentation and Reduction are both outpatient procedures performed with local anesthetic and have minimal recovery time. In many instances, you can go back to work or social engagements the same day.
How much does Lip Reduction Cost?
The cost of lip reduction varies, based on the extent of the procedure, and whether you have lip implants you want altered in size, or are seeking a reduction in the natural lip structure. The most important point is the skill of your surgeon, as you cannot afford any errors when reducing lip size. The average cost is in the range of $3,200, as this is a very delicate surgical procedure that should produce a very natural, attractive outcome.
How do i get started with my lip treatment?
If you are interested in learning more about arguably the best lip augmentation Toronto has to offer, the next step is easy. Simply schedule your initial private consultation with the doctor in the comfort of his Toronto office and he will answer all your questions in detail.
During the consultation, the doctor will examine your lips to determine the best course of action for improvement. He will review your previous medical and surgical history and any medications you might be taking. The consultation is an excellent time to bring in any images you may have gathered from magazines, books or the web that reflect your ideal lip aesthetic.
What are the Benefits of Lip Reduction?
A custom lip reduction surgery will remove excess tissue or overly large lip implants to achieve a more attractive facial balance. This procedure can correct problems such as an overly large upper or lower lip and can resculpt the Cupid’s bow to create more appealing definition. The procedure can typically be performed in about one hour and does not require general anesthesia.
Who is a Candidate for Lip Reduction?
Lip reduction is a custom procedure to reduce the size and shape of an overly large lip structure. In some cases, Dr. Alexander performs lip reduction on women who have undergone lip augmentation and are unhappy with the result of the procedure. Lip augmentation performed with lip implants may have produced a look that appears unnatural, uneven, or too large, requiring a reduction surgery.
Recovery After Lip Reduction
After your surgery, arrange for another person to drive you home so you can rest and recover. The lips have many blood vessels and nerves, and it is normal to expect some swelling and bruising. Most people are recovered within a week to ten days, although others may take a bit longer. The swelling and bruising typically peaks at three or four days. The stitches (sutures) used in the surgery dissolve over time. Avoid any vigorous physical activities for at least two weeks following the procedure.
Why choose Dr. Ashlin Alexander for Lip Enhancment?
Your lips are an important feature, and if you are unhappy with how they look, you want to be confident that your procedure will be performed with meticulous care. Dr. Ashlin Alexander has focused his professional career on facial plastic surgery. He has earned a reputation for excellence for his surgical technique and his ethical approach to cosmetic enhancements. A true artist in his field of practice, he was trained by some of the most acclaimed facial plastic surgeons in the world. He is kind, compassionate, and dedicated to achieving results that appear entirely natural, including when performing lip augmentation or lip reduction procedures.
How do I know which filler to use?
Dr. Alexander will recommend the filler that will be most effective for you. Hyaluronic acid fillers are usually used for this enhancement. The types of fillers vary in how long they last, with the thinner fillers being reabsorbed by your body faster than thicker fillers. Thinner fillers are an excellent choice for a very subtle enhancement, but will require retreatment more often, usually within about five or six months.
Will it look natural?
The art of lip augmentation lies in the abilities of the injector. Overfilled lips can look unnatural and obvious, but a customized lip augmentation will be a subtle change in your look and bring out the natural beauty of your other features.
Are there any risks for augmentation or reduction?
There is very little risk involved in lip augmentation, as the fillers used are extremely safe. Lip reduction involves the surgical removal of tissue and carries slightly more risk. It is always important to choose a facial plastic surgeon who uses the most advanced procedures, along with state-of-the-art patient safety systems.
What if I change my mind after treatment, can it be reversed?
Lip augmentation performed with hyaluronic acid fillers can be reversed with other injections. Lip augmentation with implants can be reversed by surgically removing the implants and replacing them or restoring the natural size of the lip structure.
How long do fillers last?
Most lip fillers last for about six months to a year, after which you will see the effect slowly fading. To maintain your look, you may need more filler injected about every six months.
Is a lip reduction permanent?
Lip reduction is a procedure that produces long term results. Your lip size has been surgical reduced, or filler treatment reversed. Once gone, the volume is gone forever, once any swelling has subsided.