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Lip Augmentation | Lip Lift

Surgical Lip Augmentation in Austin, TX with Dr. Yula Indeyeva

If you have naturally flat or thin lips, you have probably tried multiple strategies for enhancing their appearance. As you may have discovered along the way, makeup and fillers are short-term solutions that will eventually leave you searching for a more permanent way to attain your perfect pout. Leading female plastic surgeon Dr. Yula Indeyeva utilizes a revolutionary lip augmentation technique that enhances her patients’ natural beauty.

At Facial Plastic Surgery of Austin, we use state-of-the-art surgical lip augmentation techniques to help our patients add volume and enhance the natural beauty of their lips.

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 liftNon-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 Double Board-Certified 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.

Lip Lift

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.

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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.

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Benefits of SMAS Lip Augmentation

The current focus of lip augmentation procedures is about providing a natural enhancement that optimizes the facial balance as a whole, and imparts definition and attractiveness to the lips. Lip augmentation with SMAS is an effective way to shape and volumize without using implants or other synthetic materials.

This procedure utilizes harvesting a thin strip of connective tissue rich in collagen from the area hidden behind the patient’s ear.  In those undergoing a facelift procedure, this tissue can be obtained from the superficial musculoaponeurotic system, or SMAS. This tissue is not an implant; instead, it is a graft harvested from your own body  and used as natural material to enhance the lips’ shape and size.

Since harvesting the SMAS requires Dr. Indeyeva to access the underlying layers of facial tissue, most patients prefer to pair this lip augmentation technique with a Extended Deep Plane Facelift. While lifting the deep tissues of the face, Dr. Indeyeva can repurpose a small amount of SMAS for lip augmentation. By pairing these procedures, patients can significantly reduce their downtime by recovering from a lip augmentation and facelift simultaneously.

What to expect from your SMAS Lip Augmentation

A surgical lip augmentation with SMAS has long-lasting results. By transferring tissue to improve the lips’ shape and size, Dr. Indeyeva can help you combat the volume loss that frequently occurs with age. If you are already contemplating a Extended Deep Plane Facelift, you may wish to add lip augmentation to your custom surgical plan for even more comprehensive benefits.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Surgical Lip Augmentation?

Most healthy, non-smoking adults can benefit from an SMAS lip augmentation. However, before having surgery, it is essential to have realistic expectations. Dr. Indeyeva can use her advanced knowledge and techniques to enhance your natural beauty.

During your consultation with Dr. Indeyeva, she will ask you questions about your health history and aesthetic goals to ensure the SMAS lip augmentation is a good fit for your goals and lifestyle.

SMAS Lip Augmentation Recovery and Results

The most common side effects of lip augmentation surgery are swelling and bruising, which will gradually resolve within approximately 2 weeks. You can reduce these effects by keeping your head above your heart and applying ice packs. 

While activity restrictions after lip surgery are minimal, please avoid strenuous exercise, which can increase your blood pressure and make bruising more pronounced. 

If you are pairing your SMAS lip augmentation with a facelift, please diligently follow all your recovery instructions for both procedures, including how to take good care of your incisions and when to return to our office for follow-up appointments.

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.

Why Choose Dr. Indeyeva to Perform Your SMAS Lip Augmentation?​

As a fellowship-trained, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Indeyeva brings unparalleled experience and expertise to every procedure she performs. She has chosen to devote her passion and practice to the challenging and rewarding discipline of facial procedures.

Dr. Indeyeva takes tremendous pride in her ability to transform her patients’ appearance and quality of life. She uses her meticulous surgical skills to elevate confidence and enable her patients to look and feel their best at any age.

Schedule your private lip augmentation consultation today to learn more about your options and costs for this transformative procedure. You’ll soon learn why Dr. Indeyeva is one of the most highly regarded and sought-after plastic surgeons in Texas.

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 Extended Deep Plane Facelift surgery.

While SMAS lip augmentation pairs best with a facelift due to the need to harvest the underlying layers of facial tissue, our other favorite combinations include chemical peels, neuromodulators, and dermal fillers.

If you’re hoping to combine your lip augmentation with another treatment, ask Dr. Indeyeva for a recommendation.

We are excited to offer both surgical and non-surgical lip rejuvenation to our patients in Austin, TX. Lip surgery is ideal for patients who are willing to commit to a recovery period in exchange for a long-lasting result. Dr. Indeyeva’s SMAS lip enhancement is also ideal for people who are already planning to have a facelift and want to improve their lips at the same time.

Surgical lip augmentation patients enjoy permanent results. Most patients do not require retreatment and will have 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.

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