Lip Injections in Little Rock, AR
Dr. English, a triple board-certified surgeon at English Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center, offers various plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures to the residents of Little Rock, Conway, Pulaski County and the surrounding communities in Arkansas.
Why Lip Augmentation?
When we communicate, our audience may be watching us and the movement of our mouths. For men and women with unattractive lips and surrounding perioral structures, this may lead to a self-conscious moment. As we age, our lips tend to lose their volume as the skin thins. The subcutaneous fat beneath the skin becomes less and less and with the constant movement of the mouth over the years, the circular muscle that frames the oral cavity produces radial lines that emanate from the lip, much like the spokes on a bicycle wheel. Smoking, sun exposure, genetics and constant movement of the mouth only exacerbate the situation. It’s no wonder that perioral rejuvenation is a large component of creating a more youthful and attractive appearance whether the lips are moving or not.
How is lip enhancement accomplished?
As mentioned above, part of rejuvenating lips and the surrounding area requires volume replacement. This can be obtained easily with dermal fillers such as Restylane® for the more superficial lines and Radiesse® for the deeper ones. However, some of our patients request a more permanent solution, and in the past, Dr. English offered them autologous fat injections. Even though we are replacing what has been lost over time, the nature of transferred fat is that it tends to atrophy as well. Newer innovations are permanent lip implants that can be placed in as little as 20 minutes in our operating room suite through small incisions placed inside the corners of the mouth. These silicone-grade fusiform-shaped implants are pliable and very natural looking once placed. This type of procedure can improve thin lips but may not address the other features, such as the drool grooves, the nasofacial (marionette) lines and/or the fine lines above and below the lips where lipstick is prone to bleed once applied.
Other procedures in addition to volume enhancement by whatever modality may also be required to address your concerns.
How much do lip injections cost in Little Rock?
Each lip injection procedure is unique because it is performed with YOU in mind. Since your needs will be different from other patients, it will not be possible to provide you with an exact cost until after you meet with Dr. English the first time. Once he has established a treatment plan, we can then go over the cost and discuss which method of payment might be right for you. We accept cash, personal checks, and major credit cards, in addition to financing through CareCredit® or MedLoanFinance.com.
Cosmetic procedures, such as lip injections, are generally considered elective, and are therefore not covered under most health insurance plans. As such, our office does not accept any form of health coverage.
I’m interested in lip augmentation. What should I do next?
If you believe that you may be a candidate for lip augmentation, call Dr. English’s office in Little Rock today to make a lip augmentation consultation appointment! There is no obligation. In the days before your consultation, jot down all your questions and concerns and make sure to bring them to your consultation meeting so your surgeon can address them. Don’t delay this any longer! Call us now!
If you would like to look and feel your very best, contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jim English, triple board certified in cosmetic procedures for the face and body. We look forward to seeing you during your lip injection consultation.