Lip Enhancement Near Chattanooga

Also Serving Cartersville, Dalton, and Calhoun

Lip augmentation fills out thin lips. There are several different approaches to lip augmentation, depending on the degree of invasiveness that the patient is comfortable with. Dr. Joel Williams, a cosmetic surgeon Chattanooga area patients trust, can recommend an approach that is tailored to a patient's specifications.

Contact his practice for a consultation to discuss lip augmentation.

Lip Implants

The placement of an artificial implant will make the lips look bigger and fuller. Popular types of lip implants include AlloDerm or Gore-Tex implants which mimic natural tissue.

Are Lip Implants Permanent?

Lip implants are meant to be the long-term option when it comes to cosmetic lip enhancement. Unlike injections or fat injections, the effects of these artificial tissue implants do not diminish over time. They are placed inside the lip to ensure lifelong enhancement. This permanent procedure is easily reversible as well.

Can Lip Implants Rupture?

No. The implant we place into the lips is made of thin silicone which is designed to act like actual tissue inside the lip area.

Fat Transfer

Dr. Williams can harvest fat from a patient's body through liposuction, purify it and inject it into the lips to add volume. This method will not produce permanent results, but it has virtually no risk of unfavorable reaction. Fat transfer injections can provide a softer, more natural-looking enhancement.

Lip Augmentation Patients with Allergies

Fat transfer augmentations are the best option for Chattanooga / Dalton lip augmentation patients who are at risk of adverse reaction to dermal fillers or other synthetic products. It’s best to address all allergies or medical history during your consultation with Dr. Williams before undergoing surgery.

Am I a Candidate for Lip Augmentation?

Almost any adult who is self-conscious about their thin lip volume can be a good candidate for all three types of lip augmentations we offer. Patients who are wanting to undergo surgery must be in good health and must have realistic expectations. Patients with allergies to silicone or other materials should speak with our experts and consider the option of fat transfer lip augmentations.

Fillers

The injection of dermal fillers like Juvederm is a great non-surgical way to achieve more shapely lips, and is one of the most popular methods chosen by our patients.

Juvederm, a hyaluronic-acid based filler, also enhances the size and shape of the lips and treats moderate to severe creases around the mouth. It has the benefit of a longer lasting result.

"The key to exceptional results with lip fillers is to avoid doing too much. I let patients watch the progress and make suggestions as we proceed."
- Dr. Joel A Williams

Injectable filler products will not produce permanent results, but do stimulate the production of collagen to a degree. To maintain results, regular treatments are advised.

Benefits and Risks of Lip Augmentation

Lip augmentation produces bigger and fuller lips. It can add volume to lips that have diminished with age. Results can last temporarily or longer. Risks of lip augmentation with an implant include infection or rejection of the implant by the body. Also, the implant may shift out of place, although this is rare. Permanent bruising, discoloration, hematomas and allergic reaction are other potential complications. Dr. Williams will talk more about these complications during a personal consultation.

To schedule your lip augmentation consultation in Dalton, contact Dr. Williams' plastic surgery practice today. You can email us using the form on this website, or call us at (706) 278-2700.