Accentuation of the lips can play a critical role in establishing facial aesthetic harmony, given the relative position of the lips within the central and lower portions of the face. Considered one of the best facial plastic surgeons in Oklahoma City, Dr. Scott Shadfar uses both surgical and non-surgical means of highlighting the lips, restoring volume, and enhancing the overall cosmetic outcome.
There are several options in lip enhancement, all of which can be performed under local anesthesia, sedation or a general anesthetic. The most commonly used technique for lip enhancement is the non-surgical placement of dermal fillers, such as Restylane®, Perlane, JUVÉDERM®. Other options for lip enhancement include surgical lip advancement and subnasal lip lift. The surgical options are outpatient procedures and patients go home the same day.
The morning after surgical lip enhancement, Dr. Shadfar will see the patient in clinic and check all incisions, and go over all wound care measures. Sutures will remain in place for 7 days. Swelling is expected, and patients must continue with cool compresses and keep the head elevated to help reduce the swelling and bruising. Patients usually have minimal downtime of 1-2 weeks before returning to work, and we ask those patients traveling from out of town to stay for routine checks during this time period.