Shah Aesthetics for Elegant, Refined Results

We use the most advanced dermal fillers and injection techniques for exceptional results. At Shah Aesthetics in Springfield, MO, we place a high priority on privacy, discretion, and advanced safety protocols. Dr. Shah is a double board-certified plastic surgeon, respected and trusted for his surgical skills and the compassion he shows his patients. His physician assistant Kara Walker has extensive training and is committed to providing patients with the newest injectable techniques for a natural result with minimal discomfort.

The Perfect Pout

Lip augmentation with dermal fillers is a quick, minimally invasive procedure, performed in the doctor’s office. A numbing cream is applied to the lips before they are injected to make treatment more comfortable. Juvéderm® and other hyaluronic acid fillers contain lidocaine to further minimize discomfort. Most patients require one to two syringes of filler to augment the lips.

How Will My Lips Look and Feel After Treatment?

You should see results immediately after your injections. You may experience mild, temporary swelling and bruising at the injection sites, which should subside in a few days. Sleep with an extra pillow so your head is elevated to help reduce swelling. Hyaluronic acid fillers stimulate collagen production for lasting improvement in the appearance of your lips.

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Lip Augmentation FAQ

Why have lip augmentation with dermal fillers?

How long do results last with lip augmentation?

How important is injector skill in lip augmentation?

What are the advantages of hyaluronic acid fillers for the lips?

What if I want to augment my lips gradually?

What if I decide I don’t want fuller lips after all?

Why have lip augmentation with dermal fillers?

The lips are one of the first areas to show the signs of aging, including volume loss. If your lips have thinned or were naturally thin to begin with, lip augmentation with dermal fillers may be the right treatment option for adding shape, structure, and volume to the lips. Dermal fillers have many benefits for lip augmentation, including:

  • Quick, minimally invasive treatment
  • No downtime
  • Immediate results
  • Soft, natural-looking appearance
  • Fuller lips
  • Improved symmetry between upper and lower lips
  • More pleasing lip shape
  • Moist, smooth lips
  • Smoothed lines around the mouth
  • New collagen production

How long do results last with lip augmentation?

How long your results last will depend in part on the type of filler used. Juvéderm Volbella and Juvéderm Ultra, both formulated specifically for lip enhancement, can last up to one year.

How important is injector skill in lip augmentation?

Lip augmentation with dermal fillers is a technique-sensitive procedure. The quality of your results will depend on the skill and experience of your injector. A skilled provider can adjust the amount of filler with precision to achieve beautiful, natural-looking results.

What are the advantages of hyaluronic acid fillers for the lips?

Injectable hyaluronic acid fillers allow for better control over lip volume and produce smoother results. As hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body, these fillers are unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. Hyaluronic acid also stimulates collagen production.

What if I want to augment my lips gradually?

Dermal filler injections allow for a gradual pace of treatment. If you want your lips to become fuller gradually over a period of time, injections can be given gradually, in different appointments, until final desired results are achieved.

What if I decide I don’t want fuller lips after all?

There are many advantages to using dermal fillers for cosmetic treatments. One advantage is that treatment is reversible if you are unhappy with the look or change your mind. Juvéderm and other hyaluronic fillers can be reversed using the enzyme hyaluronidase. When this enzyme is injected into the treatment area, it dissolves the hyaluronic acid particles, reversing the original treatment. However, this is seldom necessary, as our patients are typically very happy with their results.

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