Lip Augmentation | Lip Lift
Surgical Lip Augmentation in Austin, TX with Dr. Yula Indeyeva
To ensure each patient can access the most effective treatment options available for lip enhancement, we offer several treatment options, including lip augmentation with SMAS and a surgical lip lift. Non-surgical lip augmentation options are available as well.
Achieve fuller lips with lip augmentation or lip lift surgery in Austin, TX. To learn more about your options for lip enhancement, call our office at (512) 831-5397 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with Dr. Yula Indeyeva, our fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon.
What Are My Options for Surgical Lip Enhancement in Austin, TX?
Facial Plastic Surgery of Austin offers two highly effective surgical lip rejuvenation options: lip lift and lip augmentation with SMAS. Learn more about each of these options below.
A lip lift is a surgical procedure that shortens the distance between the upper lip and the base of the nose, extending the visible portion of the pink upper lip. It also increases the visibility of the central teeth. This procedure is a good option for patients who want to increase the height of their lips without adding additional volume.
There are many specialized techniques for performing lip lift surgery in Austin, TX. Dr. Indeyeva will use her expertise as a facial plastic surgeon to determine the best approach for creating a natural-looking result that complements your other facial features.
Lip Augmentation with SMAS
Lip augmentation with SMAS is an effective way to shape and volumize the lips without using lip implants. This procedure uses a thin strip of musculature called the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) to add volume to the lips. This tissue strip is not an implant but rather a transfer of your own tissue that can volumize and enhance the lip’s shape and size.
Harvesting the SMAS requires accessing the underlying layers of facial tissue, so it is frequently paired with a facelift. As facial muscles and tissue are tightened, Dr. Indeyeva can harvest a small amount of SMAS, which is then used for lip augmentation. By pairing these two procedures together, patients can significantly reduce their downtime by recovering from both the lip augmentation and the facelift simultaneously.
Lip Augmentation with Dr. Indeyeva: Why Choose Us?
Few surgeons in Austin have training and expertise in facial plastic surgery comparable to Dr. Indeyeva’s. Her focus is solely on facial surgery, allowing her to specialize in this delicate and exacting form of surgery. Facial plastic surgeons undergo rigorous training, specifically focused on head and neck procedures, followed by additional focused training on facial aesthetic surgeries and procedures. Only facial plastic surgeons have received this level of intensive training on facial surgeries.
Explore Your Options at a Consultation: Contact Us to Get Started
The best way to explore your lip enhancement options in Austin is to come into our office for a consultation with Dr. Indeyeva. Dr. Indeyeva will discuss lip enhancement surgery in great detail, including the risks and expected benefits from this procedure. She can also outline non-surgical alternatives or recommend other facial treatments like eyelid rejuvenation or brow lift surgery to address your facial concerns. Cost and financing information will also be discussed at this time.
Surgical Lip Augmentation in Austin, TX FAQs
If you desire fuller lips, lip augmentation or a lip lift may be right for you. Most patients that are in good overall health are good candidates for these procedures.
Since lip augmentation with SMAS requires harvesting SMAS in a surgical procedure, it is often performed on patients who are already receiving facelift surgery.
Our lip surgeries are an excellent complement to many of our facial procedures, including surgical and non-surgical treatments. Some of our favorite pairings with lip surgery include:
If you’re hoping to combine your lip augmentation with another treatment, ask Dr. Indeyeva for a recommendation.
There are many options for rejuvenating the lips. We are excited to offer both surgical and non-surgical treatments to our patients in Austin, TX. Surgical procedures generally offer longer-lasting results than non-surgical treatments. These procedures are ideal if a patient is willing to commit to a recovery period in exchange for a long-lasting result. Surgical lip enhancement is also ideal for patients who are already receiving facial plastic surgery and want to improve their lips concurrently. Non-surgical treatments require minimal downtime for patients who desire quick rejuvenation without missing work.
Surgical lip augmentation treatments offer permanent results. Most patients will not require retreatment and will enjoy fuller lips for a lifetime.
After a lip lift, plan on a short recovery period. The lips will be swollen for 1-2 weeks. Most patients can return to work in about a week, but the lips will be swollen, and the incisions will be dark and noticeable for several weeks.
Lip augmentation with SMAS requires a longer recovery than a lip lift. If this procedure is paired with a facelift, most patients will not require any additional downtime. Plan on missing about two weeks from work and avoiding strenuous activities for 6-8 weeks after surgery.