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Lip Augmentation

Lip Augmentation in Vancouver with Dr. Jeannie MacDonald

The sensitive skin on our faces can show the signs of aging simply by engaging in ordinary activities like talking, laughing, eating, drinking, and even smiling or other facial expressions. These factors can especially cause strain to the sensitive skin around your mouth. Stress to the lips and the area surrounding your mouth can result in thinning lips, lost shape and volume, and increased vertical lines above the lips. While everyday activities that cause stress to your skin are unavoidable, the consequences of those activities can be.

Dr. Jeannie MacDonald’s unique set of artistic and medical skills allow her to develop customized, high-quality lip augmentation treatments to reveal your most radiant, natural-looking self. For these reasons and more, Dr. MacDonald is one of Vancouver’s best lip augmentation providers. 

Ready to restore your smile and refresh your appearance with the best lip augmentation in Vancouver? Contact MacDonald Plastic Surgery at (604) 288-8517 or complete our online form to schedule your consultation today. We are located in New Westminster and are dedicated to serving plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery patients in the Lower Mainland and Greater Vancouver area.

What is Lip Augmentation in Vancouver?

Lip augmentation is an effective aesthetic treatment that uses injectable fillers to enhance your lips for a plumper and more youthful-looking pout. The goal of lip augmentation treatments is to return natural balance to the face by evening out the shape of the lips and restoring lost volume, resulting in a refreshed and natural look.

Under the skilled hands of Dr. MacDonald, you will experience significant lip enhancement without looking overdone. Dr. MacDonald offers the following Juvéderm® fillers for lips:

  • Juvéderm® Ultra XC
  • Juvéderm® Volbella

Juvéderm® is an injectable gel dermal filler that adds volume to the skin as it hydrates for long-lasting effects. The Juvéderm® line works by temporarily adding volume to tissues around the lips to restore smoothness to facial contours. The rejuvenating effects of Juvéderm® are immediate, and benefits have been proven to last for up to 1 year with optimal treatment. 

With no downtime, lip augmentation can help enhance the appearance of lips by adding:

  • Sagging skin and fat under the chin and jaw
  • Loose wrinkled facial skin or jowls due to loss of muscle tone
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Whether you simply desire fuller lips or are looking to restore lips that have thinned over time, lip augmentation is an effective solution to bringing balance and a more youthful appearance to your lips. With an artistic background, Dr. MacDonald understands that very subtle choices can enhance each patient’s appearance. Dr. MacDonald targets only the areas that need filler so that you will not look overdone or expressionless.

What Are the Benefits of Lip Augmentation in Vancouver?

Collagen production slows down as we age. Once-youthful and voluminous lips can become thin and flat-looking, making you look older and affecting the natural balance of your face. However, lip augmentation is an effective non-surgical treatment that can help restore and rejuvenate lips to reclaim that youthful balance and volume. With no downtime, lip augmentation can subtly enhance your appearance with a refreshed and rejuvenated look so that you can regain confidence in your appearance.

Following your lip augmentation treatment, you will notice: 

  • Tightened skin around the lips
  • Fuller lips
  • Enhanced, more youthful appearance
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Am I A Good Candidate for Lip Augmentation in Vancouver?

During your consultation with Dr. MacDonald, she will discuss your aesthetic goals and recommend the placement and number of Juvéderm® units necessary to achieve your desired lip augmentation results.

Overall, healthy women and men in Vancouver are good candidates for lip augmentation. Dr. MacDonald recommends that candidates for lip augmentation fillers should:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Live a healthy lifestyle
  • Be non-smokers
  • Not be pregnant or nursing
  • Have realistic expectations and a positive outlook
  • Be prepared to follow pre- and post-procedure instructions closely

What Can I Expect During a Lip Augmentation Procedure?

Dr. MacDonald and her team carefully customize all lip augmentation procedures for the best results for each patient. Some general steps you can expect are:

Check-in 

Our team will greet you for check-in. Dr. MacDonald and her team will ensure you are comfortable, answer any last questions, and evaluate the treatment area. As Juvéderm® products contain lidocaine, a mild anesthetic, you will not receive any anesthesia prior to your lip augmentation procedure.    

Lip Augmentation Procedure

Generally, lip augmentation procedures with Juvéderm® injectable fillers are quick and painless. Most patients report only minimal discomfort. The procedure takes approximately 15-30 minutes.

Lip Augmentation Aftercare 

Lip augmentation procedures require minimal downtime. Following your lip augmentation procedure, most patients can return to normal activities. However, you should refrain from strenuous activities, exercise, and opening your mouth widely for 24-48 hours following your lip augmentation treatment. 

Side effects may include redness, tenderness, mild bruising, or swelling at the injection site that generally subside within a few days. 

As with any procedure, following Dr. MacDonald’s instructions regarding limiting physical activity, cleansing, and avoiding sun exposure is fundamental to ensuring optimal results from the best lip augmentation in Vancouver.

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Combining her unique surgical expertise with her artistic understanding of balance and proportion, Dr. Jeannie MacDonald brings out the most naturally beautiful you. Meet Dr. MacDonald today to learn more.

How Soon Will I See My Vancouver Lip Augmentation Results?

Following most lip augmentation treatments, many patients notice significant results immediately. However, some fillers may work more gradually, providing softer, more natural-looking results that appear 2-3 weeks following treatment. 

Results vary based upon each patient’s response. With optimal treatment, most Juvéderm® injectable lip filler results last approximately 6-12 months. Follow-up injections may be necessary to maintain your optimal results.

Schedule Your Lip Augmentation Consultation Today!

Refresh your lips and rejuvenate your smile with the best lip augmentation in Vancouver. Enjoy the natural-looking results and the confidence boost you will get from your lip augmentation at MacDonald Plastic Surgery! 

Ready to partner with one of Vancouver’s best lip augmentation providers? Contact MacDonald Plastic Surgery at (604) 288-8517 or complete our online form to schedule your Vancouver lip augmentation consultation today.

Vancouver Lip Augmentation FAQs

Your lip augmentation cost is determined by your individual needs and the number of units of filler necessary to achieve your desired results. Following your consultation, Dr. MacDonald’s assistant will provide a detailed breakdown of your lip augmentation costs.

Lip augmentation with Juvéderm® fillers is usually quick (15-30 minutes) with minimal discomfort. Juvéderm® lip fillers contain lidocaine to help minimize discomfort during and after the procedure. However, during your consultation, be sure to discuss your pain concerns with Dr. MacDonald.

Depending on each patient’s response to the treatment, your Juvéderm® lip augmentation results last approximately 6-12 months. However, each patient will experience varied results.

You should avoid strenuous activities for approximately 24-48 hours following your Vancouver lip augmentation treatment.