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5 Questions to Ask Before Having Lip Augmentation

Fillers aren’t only designed for the smaller-lipped among us! Whether you have naturally thin lips or have enjoyed plumper ones throughout your life, lip augmentation from our Philadelphia-area cosmetic team can give them that extra refined, pouty appearance that can make you feel more confident, no matter what you’re starting with.

Although you might think it’s best to put cosmetic appointments on hold during this time of pandemic, making time for self-care is one way of helping yourself to feel better throughout this stressful time. Fillers are generally well-tolerated by most people, but don’t forget that whenever you’re having a gel injected into your skin, it’s always best to choose an experienced injector.

Here are five questions you may or may not have thought of asking yourself or your provider before fillers, which can help you have the best experience—and results—possible.

1. Which Types of Fillers Are Available from Your Practice?

A lot of people don’t realize that not all lip fillers are the same, and each has its own unique benefits. It’s important to know specifically what your options are.

2. What Kind of Results Am I Expecting?

Start by setting realistic expectations and learn about what the fillers you are considering can actually accomplish. Fillers won’t drastically alter your appearance, and all results are temporary from this treatment, but they can make you look more attractive, energized, and younger for months. If you want a long-lasting, more noticeable improvement, surgery might be the more appropriate option for you.

3. What Are the Most Common Side Effects?

With needle injections for fillers, a few days of bruising and swelling are common but complications can occur in rare cases. Talk to your injector beforehand to gain a good understanding of potential side effects, as well as what your provider can do to minimize risk.

4. How Often Will I Need to Have Repeat Treatments?

Although you might get amazing results from fillers, patients will have to schedule subsequent appointments down the line in order to maintain their results.

5. What Kind of Experience and Qualifications Does My Injector Have?

It’s critical to ensure that your injector is qualified as a large number of physicians administer fillers without having the proper training in lip fillers specifically.

Wondering whether you should try lip augmentation? Philadelphia area plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Greco is available for one-on-one consultations to answer any of your questions about what the treatment involves. Give us a call at (610) 664-8830 or fill out a contact form to request a consultation.