Introduction to Lip Fillers

Beautiful, pouty lips have always been desirable, but it was unfortunately an appearance you had to be born with (or caused by an allergic reaction). Thankfully, the cosmetic community has done its research and discovered that injectable filler can be safely used to augment the lip’s appearance! At Plastic Surgery Scottsdale, Dr. Alexander Golger offers Lip Fillers to his patients as an easy and long-lasting solution to thin lips. If you would like to learn more about this treatment, please keep reading below.

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What are the Benefits of Lip Fillers?

Our Lip Filler patients in Scottsdale have been able to experience the following benefits of their treatment:

  • Customizable treatments
  • Enhance your lips at your pace
  • Improved appearance
  • Minimal side effects
  • Naturally fuller lips
  • Treats aging signs
  • Boosts confidence
  • Corrects asymmetry (the shape of your lips)
  • Restores lip size.
  • Smooths wrinkles

What are Lip Fillers?

Sometimes referred to as Lip Augmentation or Lip Injections, Lip Filler is a cosmetic procedure that uses dermal filler injections to improve the volume and shape of your lips. Since being “created” in the early 90s, this treatment has become increasingly popular amongst women and men alike. While it was originally only available for a wealthier clientele, thanks to the advancements of filler and its growing accessibility, it has skyrocketed for the “average” public’s use.

While there are several options available for filler, the procedure is most commonly performed with hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers. At Plastic Surgery Scottsdale, we offer the full line of JUVEDERM products, specifically Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Volbella XC for non-surgical lip augmentation.

Who Are The
Best Candidates
For Lip Fillers?

At Plastic Surgery Scottsdale, we believe that any adult can be a great candidate for Lip Fillers as long as they have the following characteristics:

  • In overall good physical health
  • Keeps a positive attitude toward cosmetic enhancements
  • Maintains realistic expectations for the treatment results
  • Nonsmoker

*If you currently have an active oral infection, including canker sores or cold sores, this treatment is probably not right for you at this time. We recommend letting the condition heal before coming in for a consultation.

What’s the First Step?

If you’re looking into fuller and poutier lips in Scottsdale, Lip Fillers from Plastic Surgery Scottsdale could be a great solution for you. When you come in for your appointment with Dr. Alexander Golger, you will be able to ask all of your questions related to the treatment and have a better understanding of how the treatment works. He will evaluate your lips and ask about your medical history. It is very important to be completely open and honest when discussing these matters as it helps avoid any unnecessary risks or complications.

After you and Dr. Golger decide on the appropriate lip filler and the direction of your treatment, he will create your treatment plan. Once you are happy with the plan, you will be able to receive your treatment immediately after your consultation, but if you’d prefer a different time, our Patient Coordinator will be able to help you schedule your appointment.

What to Expect on the Day of Lip Fillers

When you’re ready for your Lip Filler treatment, we will first make you comfortable in our reclining chair. Next, we will apply a topical anesthetic to your lips to prevent any pain and make your experience as comfortable as possible. Please keep in mind that while the treatment is rather quick, it will take about 15 to 30 minutes for your lips to become fully numb.

Dr. Golger will then use a thin needle to inject the lip filler into your lips at strategic locations, which can include the edges of your lips (vermillion border), the corners of your mouth, and your Cupid’s Bow, which is the curve in the center of your upper lip. While you shouldn’t feel any pain, many patients have expressed there is a pinching sensation, that can cause eyes to water. After evaluating the results and deciding that enough filler has been used, your injector will end the session by gently massaging your lips. This action helps the filler to be naturally distributed.

We will keep you for about 15 minutes to ensure you don’t experience any side effects, such as dizziness, nausea, or substantial bleeding. During this time, we will provide you with an ice pack for your lips to minimize swelling and bruising.

Lip Fillers Recovery

You will be able to leave and return to your daily routine once your Lip Filler is complete. You will likely experience some swelling and bruising that lasts a few days, so we advise our patients to plan if they are attending an event or function, this way, your lips will have a more natural look. Applying ice or cold compresses to the treated area can help reduce this swelling.

You will need at least one week for the filler to settle into its final position and for the swelling to subside. You will also need to avoid strenuous physical activity, excessive heat, and sun exposure for a few days after your treatment. Drink plenty of water to keep your lips well-hydrated and moisturized, and refrain from rubbing/ massaging the treated area, pursing your lips (i.e. kissing, sipping from a straw, etc.), and please be extra careful when brushing your teeth.

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How Much Do Lip Fillers Cost in Scottsdale, AZ?

The cost of Lip Fillers in Scottsdale will be different for each patient, but the primary deciding factors are which filler you use and how much of it you will need. When you come in for your consultation and have your treatment plan made, our Patient Coordinator can provide you with a more accurate cost.

Why Choose Us?

With an already successful practice located in Toronto, Alexander Golger, B.Ed., MD, FRCS(C) brings his skills and experience a little further down into the states with his second location – Plastic Surgery Scottsdale. As a fully certified member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (CSAPS), and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Dr. Golger is dedicated to providing his Scottsdale patients with the highest level of surgical care. Our practice utilizes state-of-the-art technologies combined with personalized, compassionate patient care.

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If you’re looking to enhance your lips with plumper and more voluminous results, Lip Fillers in Scottsdale could be great for you! To find out if you’re a good candidate, please call Plastic Surgery Scottsdale today or request an appointment through this website. We look forward to meeting you and discussing your aesthetic goals and creating a personalized treatment plan just for you.

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