Lip Augmentation

Lip Augmentation in Ottawa with Dr. Loizides

Lip augmentation is a treatment to add volume to or enhance the shape of the lips to make the face look more attractive. Lip augmentation can plump and smooth lips that have thinned and creased with age, make indistinct lips more noticeable, and correct asymmetry. Lip augmentation treatments range from renewable injections of dermal filler to more permanent surgical procedures.

Dr. Photis Loizides offers lip augmentation in Ottawa to women and men who would like to enhance their appearance. Dr. Loizides is a plastic surgeon fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

With his extensive training and unparalleled expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Loizides consistently helps patients accomplish the changes they are seeking with natural-looking results. Patients throughout the Ottawa area have chosen Dr. Loizides because of his beautiful, natural-looking results and his attentive, caring approach. “We like to put patients at ease throughout our experience together,” Dr. Loizides explains. “We take the time to listen to and understand each patient’s goals.” 

To learn more about how Ottawa lip augmentation might benefit you, contact our practice today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Loizides. 

Why Choose Dr. Loizides?

Dr. Photis Loizides is highly trained, board-certified, and committed to patient satisfaction through optimal care and premium, natural-looking results. Dr. Loizides and his team put patients at ease throughout the whole experience, from when they reach out for a consultation to their final follow-up appointment. Dr. Loizides properly educates patients before embarking on a treatment or procedure and is easy to reach with questions and concerns. For these reasons and more, Dr. Loizides is considered an experienced and sought-after cosmetic surgeon in Ottawa.

Why Might I Consider Lip Augmentation?

Lip augmentation makes a patient’s lips fuller and their face more attractive. Both men and women can benefit from lip augmentation to correct asymmetry and bring facial features into better harmony. 

You might consider lip augmentation if you are unhappy with the appearance of your face because of:

  • Thin lips—lips that have grown thinner with age or that have always been thin
  • Lips that disappear when you smile
  • Lips that lack definition 
  • Lips that turn down at the corners, giving an unhappy expression when at rest
  • Lips that don’t complement your other facial features
  • Uneven or asymmetrical lips
  • Fine wrinkles and lines around the mouth

What Are the Options for Lip Augmentation?

Dr. Loizides offers a range of lip augmentation treatments and procedure options.

Dermal fillers

Dermal filler injections are the fastest and easiest—and least permanent—option for plumping and smoothing the lips. Special formulations of dermal fillers are made for the lips. These fillers add volume to the lips with a natural look, feel, and flexibility. Each filler treatment lasts from a few months to a year and can be refreshed when the results begin to fade. Some women have dermal filler treatments to determine what they might look like with lip enhancement before considering a more permanent procedure.

Fat Grafting

Fat grafting adds volume to the lips using injections of fat from your own body for long-lasting results. In fat grafting, unwanted fat is removed using liposuction from another part of the body (abdomen, thighs, upper arms, or chin), processed and purified, then injected into the lips. 

Tissue Grafting

Tissue grafting is another way to combine a separate cosmetic procedure with lip augmentation. When excess skin is removed from part of the body in a plastic surgery procedure, a small portion of the inner layer of the removed skin is inserted into the lip through an incision inside the mouth.

Vermillion Lip Advancement

Vermillion is the term for the pink tissue of the lips, the darker tissue that makes lips noticeable. In a vermillion lip advancement procedure, some of the skin just above the vermillion border of the lip is removed and the vermillion is extended to make it more prominent and give the lips greater definition. 

Lip Lift 

In a lip lift, a sliver of excess skin is removed from the area between the upper lip and the base of the nose. The remaining skin above the lip is pulled upward, extending the pink area (vermillion) of the upper lip. One variation on the lip-lift procedure raises the outside corners of the lips to create a more aesthetically pleasing at-rest expression. Another shortens the upper lip to expose more of the teeth.

Dr. Photis Loizides

The highest standard of plastic surgery

Extensive training and surgical expertise allows Dr. Photis Loizides to consistently help patients achieve their desired, natural-looking results. He is a plastic surgeon fully accredited with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Loizides, please get in touch.

What to Expect During Your Lip Augmentation Treatment or Procedure?

Lip augmentation treatments using dermal filler injections are performed in our office. We may use a topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort during treatment. A very fine needle is used to inject the filler precisely where it is needed, using formulations and amounts selected to produce the most natural-looking results.

Treatment usually takes about 15 minutes. When the treatment is complete, you are free to resume your normal daily activities.

Surgical lip-augmentation procedures and fat grafting involving liposuction are usually performed using local anesthesia and mild sedation. As part of your consultation, Dr. Loizides will explain the surgical approach he proposes and the expected length of the procedure. 

After the surgery is complete and you are fully alert, you will be able to go home. Prior to your surgery, You should arrange to have a friend or family member drive you home when you are discharged and stay with you for the first night.

What to Expect After the Lip Augmentation Treatment or Procedure

There is no downtime or recovery period after lip augmentation with dermal fillers. You will see your results right away, though you may experience some minor swelling or bruising in the days right after treatment. Dr. Loizides will instruct you to avoid strenuous activity, extensive sun exposure, and the use of aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications for the first 24 hours. 

Recovery from surgical lip augmentation can take one to two weeks. Because the lips are dense with vascular tissue, they are particularly prone to swelling, and residual swelling can take a few weeks to subside. Dr. Loizides will provide you with complete care instructions during the healing process, including when he’d like to see you for follow-up visits. He will be available to answer any questions you have and address any concerns.

Delivering real results

Opting to have plastic surgery is an enormous decision. We understand. 

We want to intimately understand your goals and align on expectations.

Schedule Your Ottawa Lip Augmentation Consultation

Contact Dr. Loizides’ practice to schedule a consultation for lip augmentation. He will examine you, ask questions to understand your goals for the treatment, and give his recommendations for the most effective and safest approach to help you accomplish your goals.

Patients across Ontario have chosen Dr. Loizides as their cosmetic surgeon because of his beautiful, natural-looking results. Call us at (613) 505-0220 or reach us online today.

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