What is lip augmentation? Beautiful lips that enhance your face

Elegant, full lips can be yours, even if age or genetics have left you with a less than desirable smile. When performed by an experienced medical surgeon like Dr. Markelov, lip augmentation can transform the face in an understated and refined way. Dermal fillers are used in lip augmentations to: 

  • Plump the lips
  • Define the lip line
  • Enhance the ‘Cupid’s bow’
  • Minimize the appearance of lines around the mouth
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Why choose Dr. Markelov for Lip Augmentation in Tampa?

Educated at some of the best universities in the country, Dr. Markelov brings his extensive knowledge and his impeccable bedside manner to every patient interaction. A sampling of his various accomplishments and accolades follows:

  • Double board-certification
  • Completed his plastic surgery training at the prestigious University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Underwent general surgery training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he was also an award-winning teacher
  • Was honored with a Patient’s Choice Award in 2012
  • Has been published in medical journals worldwide 

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Lip deterioration doesn’t have to be permanent

Shapely, luscious lips are a universal sign of youth and beauty. However, as the years pass, the lips produce less collagen and naturally lose their size and shape. Often lips start to look flattened or much smaller than they were originally. In some cases, lips can even curl into themselves. Lip fillers act as a replacement substance for the lost collagen.

Some are born with unbalanced or thin lips, and lip fillers are a perfect solution for them as well. Dermal injections give them a smooth, proportional, and natural pout lasting up to a year. Dr. Markelov assesses each patient's face in order to suggest a lip shape and size that will complement their existing facial structure.

An array of innovative options

At AM Plastic Surgery, we utilize fat transfers and only top of the line synthetic fillers in our lip augmentations in Tampa. All of them are RHA (Resilient Hyaluronic Acid) based and FDA-approved. They include the following:

RHA by Revance

Revance is a new, highly advanced injectable that mimics the hyaluronic acid the body naturally produces with supreme accuracy.

Juvéderm by Allergan

Juvéderm is one of the most popular lip fillers, and it reliably yields natural-looking, plump lips.

Restylane by Galderma

In addition to being a wonderful option for voluminous lips, Restylane is also great for ameliorating scarring caused by acne or trauma.

Revanesse Versa

Versa is another viscous or gel-like filler that can effectively increase lip size, and it is often used to reduce smoker’s lines around the mouth as well. 

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Treatment details Beautiful lips on your lunch break

Lip augmentations are performed in the comfort of our state-of-the-art clinic in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Markelov will select the filler that is right for you and determine the amount necessary to achieve your desired look. Then the filler is injected directly into the lips. Local anesthetic cream can be applied if needed and the process takes about 15-20 minutes. Treatments are:

  • Quick
  • Convenient 
  • Painless

Assessing your candidacy Unhappy with your lips?

Dr. Markelov discusses aesthetic goals and medical history with each patient to determine if a lip augmentation can match their expectations. He only moves forward If he feels a lip augmentation will achieve a patient’s desired look. This customized procedure may be right for you if:

  • You are dissatisfied with the structure of your lips
  • Your lips have wrinkles or a deflated look
  • Your lips are too thin
  • You are 21 or older and are in good overall health

Please let us know if the following apply:

  • You have a history of cold sores
  • You are a smoker 

Dr. Markelov will evaluate whether cold sore prevention is required prior to lip augmentation.

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After lip augmentation Move through the world with confidence

After a lip augmentation, patients move through the world with a beautiful smile and increased confidence. Patients can expect the following after a lip augmentation:

  • Lips look naturally full
  • Lips feel completely normal
  • Results last for six months to a year

Some patients may require multiple syringes depending on the fullness they hope to achieve. How long the results last varies from person to person and is determined by how quickly the body breaks down the filler. 

No downtime, with minor side effects

Side effects from lip fillers are minimal and usually last no longer than a week.  Some people may experience the following:

  • Minor swelling and bruising
  • Light bleeding at injection sites
  • Tenderness or redness

There is no need to take time off work, and most people go about their regular routines right after the procedure is over. 

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AM Plastic Surgery your trusted destination for lip fillers in Tampa

Lip augmentations in Tampa are not just injections to Dr. Markelov and his exceptional team; he studies each patient’s face and sculpts the lips in a way that enhances their overall look. Call AM Plastic Surgery for a free consultation with Dr. Markelov today.

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