The 4 Basics of Lip Filler

Every face looks brighter with a smile. However, when you are self-conscious about the size of your lips, it can feel like a burden to worry about. Whether you were born with thinner lips or have seen them diminish with age, your lips can be a significant cause of insecurity. Lip fillers are a solution to this problem. 

At O’Neill Plastic Surgery, we want to make you confident in the skin you’re in. With lip fillers, we can do just that. Your concern over the look of your lips can be a thing of the past in no time. Get started by learning more about the facts behind lip filler.  

Why Do My Lips Become Thinner With Age?  

Are you considering lip filler? The reason lips become thinner with age is that your body produces less collagen as you grow older. Collagen is a protein that supports the body’s soft tissue and is what makes your lips full. When your body ages, the rate at which you produce collagen and elastin decreases dramatically. It does not even only impact lips but also wrinkles and other fine lines on the skin. 

A lip filler appointment differs from a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment. The lip filler replaces lost volume without paralyzing the tiny muscles in the face that cause lines like the cosmetic treatment requires.  

What Does A Lip Filler Appointment Look Like?

The lip filler appointment is simple, only requiring your medical professional to numb the area before injecting the filler into different sections of the lip. There are various lip fillers to choose from, which will be discussed at your initial consultation. 

The options that O’Neill Plastic Surgery has to offer are as follows: 

Each option comes with different benefits and final looks that you can discuss with your surgeon. Their specific recommendations will be based on your lips and the look you are trying to achieve. You can learn more about each of these on our website or give us a call to talk through the variety.

When you are considering pricing, lip fillers are different for everyone. It depends on your lips and the final look you are going for. Once you come in for the initial consultation, we will be able to let you know the cost based on your personal needs. 

What Are The Complications of Lip Fillers?

Any surgery comes with the possibility of complications. Depending on the patient, the time of recovery will vary with different care as well. It is essential to discuss your medical history with your surgeon before the procedure as well. It is important to understand pre- and post-appointment care to avoid running into a problem. If you are concerned about these complications, our team can discuss them with you to give you further peace of mind before the day of your procedure. 

What Will My Recovery Look Like?

As previously stated, every patient’s recovery time looks different. There will be post-appointment bruising and swelling, accompanied by minor pain and discomfort, for about a week to 10 days after the procedure. Your regular activity can return in about 24 to 48 hours. If the filler was fat-based, recovery might take a little longer. 

Are you interested in becoming a lip filler patient at O’Neill Plastic Surgery? We are here to provide you with the perfect plan to get the lips of your dreams. What you have been envisioning can become your reality. A consultation is the first step. Today could be the perfect day to get it onto the schedule! Contact O’Neill Plastic Surgery online or call us at (843) 881-2130 to make your appointment.

A picture of Patrick J. O’Neill, MD wearing his doctor attire.

About the Author

Upon completing medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, Dr. O’Neill completed nine years of residency training. These nine years included a full general surgery and a plastic surgery residency, both at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery. Dr. O’Neill has extensive certifications, training, skills, and knowledge that make him a successful physician who can carry out your next plastic surgery procedure. His expertise and technique will result in the beautiful and natural look you desire post surgery.

Board Certified:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Sub-Certification in Hand and Microsurgery

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