Posted March 01, 2017
The 101 on Lip Fillers at Bellissimo Plastic Surgery
Lip injections or “lip fillers” as they are commonly known as, are a popular cosmetic procedure in Pittsburgh. Their purpose is to give your lips a fuller appearance while looking as natural as possible. Pamela, our nurse injector here at Bellissimo Plastic Surgery, shares her top 4 tips for achieving the best results when considering lip fillers.
1. Don’t Overdo!
Many patients worry that their lips will look overdone or distorted when having lip injections. It is important to talk with your provider about the look you would like to achieve. Communication is key between you and your provider so they understand your expectations and the result you desire.
2. Is Your Provider Adequately Trained?
When considering lip injections or any other cosmetic procedure, DO YOUR RESEARCH! It is important to know the qualifications of your injector. Your procedure should be done in an accredited medical spa that is clean and well maintained.
3. Be Comfortable with Your Provider
Your provider should educate you on your procedure and answer any questions you may have prior to beginning your treatment. Feel comfortable asking how many times they have performed the procedure and ask to view previous patient photos. COMMUNICATION IS KEY!
4. Know what to expect:
Does it hurt to have Lip Fillers?
The truth is that everyone has a different threshold of pain. Some patients have no pain at all, while others describe the pain as minimal. The good news is a topical anesthetic can be applied prior to your lip filler procedure helping to minimize any possible discomfort.
How Long Do Lip Injections Last?
The longevity of your lip fillers depends on several factors:
- type of injection used
- how fast your body metabolizes the products
- how often you animate your lips while speaking
The most successful lip injections are made from hyaluronic acid which include Juvederm, Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Volbella. Depending on the product that your provider uses for lip fillers, your lips will look perfectly plump for approximately 6-9 months.
Schedule a complimentary consultation with Pamela to answer any further questions you may have about lip injections.
Bellissimo Plastic Surgery wants to be your partner in defining you. With locations in Shadyside, Monroeville, Cranberry, Robinson, and Greensburg, it is easy to schedule a consultation for various medi spa procedures such as lip fillers, Botox, microblading, and laser spa treatments! Dr. Antimarino at Bellissimo Plastic Surgery has been nominated one of Pittsburgh’s best plastic surgeons. He has also been ranked as a Top 500 Influencer (and most trusted doctor) in Plastic Surgery by RealSelf. His team of experts at Bellissimo Plastic Surgery are some of the best in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Book your consultation today!