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Before & After
What is Lip Augmentation?
Am I a Good Candidate for Lip Enhancement in Philadelphia?
The ideal candidate is someone who is unhappy with the appearance of their lips and has decided they want to proceed with a non-surgical or surgical procedure. The candidate should be in good physical and mental health and without medical conditions that could increase the risk of complications. An ideal candidate is also a non-smoker and currently not taking blood thinning medications.
Lip augmentation is ideal for candidates who have thin lips. As we age, collagen loss in the lips occurs at different rates resulting in disproportionate lip sizes. In many cases, the upper lip will typically lose its size and be noticeably thinner than the bottom lips. In this situation, lip enhancement can restore symmetry and add volume to the lips.
In some cases, wrinkles around the mouth can occur due to a loss of volume in the lips. Those wrinkles around the mouth are related to the volume of the lips and when augmented, the volume is restored and the wrinkles disappear.
If you are not sure if lip augmentation is right for you, do not worry. Dr. Ho’s experience and expertise in lip enhancement can help you decide if this procedure is right for you.
Why Choose Dr. Ho for Lip Augmentation in Philadelphia?
Dr. Tina Ho is a fellowship-trained and double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and a board-certified head and neck surgeon. Dr. Ho’s extensive training and expertise in both facial cosmetic surgery and otolaryngology, allows her to address the complex anatomy of the face to provide unmatched results.
As a female plastic surgeon, Dr. Ho understands the needs of her female clients and provides a relaxed environment to discuss even the most sensitive insecurities. Dr. Ho has also been selected to provide the Best Facial Plastic Surgery by Philadelphia Style Magazine.
Dr. Ho is conveniently located to provide world-class care to Center City Philadelphia and Wayne and the surrounding metropolitan region and greater tri-state area, including the Main Line, Montgomery County (King of Prussia), Chester County, Delaware County, New Jersey (Cherry Hill), New York (New York City), and Delaware.
Lift Lip: Before & After
This wonderful younger patient was bothered by the thin appearance of her upper lip particularly with smiling. She was tired of repeating the same treatments over and over and desired more permanent options for lip rejuvenation. Two stepwise procedures and six months later, she is beautifully healed and we are so happy with her new smile.
What to Expect During the Initial Consultation
During the initial consultation, Dr. Ho will listen to the goals you wish to accomplish with the cosmetic surgery. After determining what you wish to accomplish, an exam is performed to determine if you are a good candidate for lip enhancement surgery or if there is a better approach to help achieve your specific goals.
The exam will include reviewing your medical history to ensure you are a good candidate for the proposed treatment plan. Topics that will be discussed can include:
- Previous surgeries
- Previous non-surgical cosmetic procedures
- Current and past medical conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure
- Allergies and current medications, including dietary supplements
- Tobacco, alcohol, and recreational drug use
After gathering all the information, Dr. Ho and you will determine and develop the best lip augmentation plan to achieve your goals, which may include recommendations for other procedures. Once a treatment plan is developed, a detailed explanation of the total cost of the proposed plan will be provided to you, as well as any financing options available. You will also have an opportunity to get answers to all of your questions.
If dermal fillers are used to provide subtle lip augmentation, the results are immediate, with little to no recovery necessary. Mild swelling and discomfort may be present for a couple of days, but this typically resolves quickly.
The recovery from a natural lip augmentation using your own fat cells does require a longer recovery time than dermal fillers. Swelling and bruising are typical after this procedure and will begin to resolve during the first or second week following the procedure. The small incision made to harvest fat cells using liposuction will also require time to heal. Therefore, you will need to wait a week before returning to your normal activity level.
Enhance Your Lips With Lip Augmentation in Philadelphia
Have you lost volume to your lips, or have you developed significant asymmetry between your upper and lower lips? Learn more about surgical and non-surgical options that can help produce a more youthful, rejuvenated look to your lips, and schedule a consultation today. Dr. Tina Ho is a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon with a personalized interest in giving you the best possible outcomes to help you feel confident.
For a consultation, call our offices at 267-578-3064 (Philadelphia) or 610-688-3363 (Wayne) and take the steps toward a fuller life and lips.
Patient Details Her Lip Augmentation Surgical Experience And Results
BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
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Dr. Ho gave me such an amazing experience and even better results! I have always wanted filler but something that still looked super natural. A friend showed me Dr. Ho’s work and I was sold. From her work, it was obvious how natural they were and that it truly fit the faces. I booked an appointment immediately! She listened to my wishes and also my concerns, and she walked me through each step. I loved my immediate results! After my lips fully healed, I could see how perfect my lips fit my face and my smile! Friends and family have noticed that I looked better but couldn’t point out that it was just my lips! I am so so happy with my results and will most definitely return to Dr. Ho. I highly recommend her to anyone!
Dr. Ho takes ample consideration of patients goals aesthetically. She is extremely anatomically knowledgeable with a keen artful eye for plastic surgery. Dr. Ho has wonderful bedside manner, ensuring patient satisfaction. Her surgical results speak for themselves as for her talent.
Dr. Ho performed my lip lift and facial fat transfer. She was very thorough in explaining the procedures and guiding me through the what to expect. She has followed up with me regularly and always listens to my concerns, her recommendations to minimize scarring were extremely effective. Dr. Ho was amazing in making sure everything turned out exactly how I wanted, and I couldn’t be happier with my results- which are very natural-looking. I trust Dr. Ho’s expertise and highly recommend her.
I had been contemplating a lip lift for a couple of years but couldn’t find anyone in the area who had experience performing this type of procedure. It’s not a very popular surgery in this area so when I stumbled upon Dr Ho’s website and saw that she performed lip lifts, I scheduled a consultation right away. After speaking with Dr Ho, I felt so relieved and excited that she understood what I wanted to achieve and provided honest feedback on my expectations. The surgery was scheduled and after a few months of healing, I am so pleased with the results. Dr Ho was so amazing throughout the entire process from start and even up until this day! She’s like no other provider I’ve ever received care from and she is genuinely kind, patient, caring, communicative, and skilled. I would go back to Dr Ho for any other procedure I may want done in the future. I’m so glad to have found her.