Lip Augmentation in Tampa, FL

Get the perfect pucker with lip augmentation. Patients who are longing for thicker and more luscious lips can schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brandon Mang. He preforms lip augmentation to increase the fullness of patients’ lips in the Tampa and St. Petersburg areas.

Lip augmentation may be performed on most adult males and females to help create fuller lips. Augmentations can also help reduce wrinkles around the mouth when present.

What Happens During The Lip Augmentation Procedure?

There are two common methods: injections and implants.

Injection Method

Lip injections in St. Petersburg are placed in predetermined locations to plump and enhance the appearance of the lips. This method takes approximately 30 minutes. Some injectable lip augmentationLip Augmentation in Tampa, FL products include: collagen, Isolagen®, Hylaform®, hydroxylapatite, and fat. Results using these products are temporary and may last from three months to three years. Examples of permanent and irreversible injectable lip augmentation products are Artecoll™ and Dermacellagen™. The latter products are currently in the FDA approval process. It is generally safer to under inject rather than to over inject no matter which product is used, therefore, there is a possibility you will need to come in again to “finish up” your desired look. Because of this, patients may need to schedule touch-up appointments for optimal results.

Implant Method

Incisions can be made inside the mouth or on the outside edges of the lip. You can expect this method to take approximately one hour or so. The implant will be fed through the lip. Once inserted, it will be trimmed and the incisions will be closed. Your surgeon may recommend the addition of AlloDerm®, a regenerative tissue matrix to bulk up and increase the fullness of your lips. This material is long-lasting and will gradually be replaced by your body’s own collagen. Gore-Tex™ and Advanta are the only improved synthetic permanent lip implants.

What is the Cost of a Lip Augmentation?

Dr. Mang is conscious of his patients’ budgets and keeps his prices competitive. Plastic surgery procedures can range depending on the needs and goals of each patient, therefore, it is important to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mang to discuss pricing. At Mang Plastic Surgery, we believe that a cosmetic procedure is an investment in your self-confidence, which will be beneficial for years to come. Sometimes that may be costly, and that is why we offer financing through CareCredit® .

Review With Dr. Mang

  • Stop smoking. It is important to discontinue the use of cigarettes and other nicotine products as they constrict blood vessels and slow the healing and recovery process.
  • Avoid alcohol. This is not long term, but alcohol use should be discontinued for at least two weeks before surgery and two weeks after surgery.
  • Vitamins and other OTC drugs. Discontinue the use of these for at least two weeks before surgery.
  • Pain medication. Dr. Mang may prescribe you pain medication to alleviate any discomfort. It is important to fill these prior to surgery and bring them to the procedure.
  • Drink water. Water is a very helpful tool both before and after surgery. It is important to drink plenty of water before surgery and after. Water helps flush out toxins.
  • Aspirin and Ibuprofen. Discontinue the use of both of these for at least two weeks before and after surgery. These products thin you blood and can interfere with your body’s ability to heal.
  • Getting home. After surgery driving is prohibited. Arrange for transportation home.

Preparing For Lip Augmentation Treatment

The preparation for your surgery starts during your consultation. Your needs and desires are unique and the consultation is a time for us to get on the same page as well as discuss your expectations and answer any questions you have about your surgery. In the consultation we will ask about your medical history and require a list of medications you are currently taking.

What To Expect After Lip Augmentation Treatment

For The Injectable Method

  • Work: You may return to work immediately after your procedure although you may decide to wait a day or so for swelling to subside.
  • Swelling and Bruising: Soreness will eventually go away. Slight bruising is common.
  • Makeup: You may apply makeup as soon as your lips feel better.
  • Recovery: Recovery time is 24 hours to three days.
  • Results: Final results can generally be seen after a day or so.

For The Implant Method

  • Work: Most patients return to work approximately two days after surgery is complete.
  • Swelling and Bruising: You may have some stiffness, burning, numbness and pain. This is normal. If discomfort persists, contact your surgeon immediately.
  • Makeup: You may apply makeup as soon as your lips feel better.
  • Recovery: Rest easy following surgery. Raising your blood pressure can increase swelling and cause bleeding, so it is advised that patients avoid exercise for at least three weeks. If you feel warm, take your temperature. A high temperature could indicate an infection. Avoid chewing, pursing your lips or excessive mouth movements for the first week following placement of the implant.
  • Results: Each patient heals and scars differently. It is vital to keep in mind that the results of this procedure vary from patient to patient. However, most patients will enjoy their final results within six to 12 months.

If you are located in the Tampa or St. Petersburg, FL, areas, and are interested in plumper lips with lip augmentation, contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mang.