Lip Augmentation in Chicago, IL
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About Lip Augmentation
Lip augmentation produces a temporary but effective result with dermal filler injections. Patients who opt instead for a fat transfer lip augmentation procedure will see longer-lasting results. Which approach suits your better will depend on your medical history, physiology, and desired outcome.
Introduction to Lip Augmentation
Achieving more aesthetically pleasing lips, which still fit one’s facial features, has become exceptionally popular with today’s patients, which is why lip augmentation procedures have grown accordingly.
This in-demand procedure increases the size of the lips with injectable fillers or autologous fat, depending on the patient’s desires. In most cases, dermal filler injections are used to temporarily increase the overall size and dimension of the lips, producing an aesthetically desirable overall shape.
How Do I Get Started on my Lip Augmentation?
If you’re interested in learning more about lip augmentation, the best way to learn more is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ogilvie at his Chicago plastic surgery office.
Dr. Ogilvie believes strongly in a patient-oriented approach to each and every procedure, so he takes the time to educate all of his patients about what each procedure can accomplish. He’ll discuss your lip augmentation outcome possibilities and the best way to achieve your desired result.
Who is a Good Candidate for Lip Augmentation?
Candidates interested in fat transfer lip augmentation will also need to be good candidates for a minor liposuction procedure (to collect the necessary fat for lip augmentation).
On the other hand, candidates who are interested in lip augmentation completed via dermal filler injections will need to acknowledge the temporary nature of the results. Regular maintenance injections are necessary if those results remain longer than 6-12 months.
If you think you’re a good candidate for a lip augmentation procedure, contact Dr. Ogilvie’s office to schedule a consultation.
Is Lip Augmentation Right For Me?
Good candidates for lip augmentation procedures will generally have a strong desire to increase the overall size of the lips. Typically, good candidates for lip augmentation will:
- Want to increase the size of their lips
- Want their lips to remain (or become more) proportional to their other facial features
- Have realistic expectations about what lip augmentation can achieve
- Are generally healthy enough for this procedure
The Lip Augmentation Procedure
A lip augmentation procedure performed with dermal filler injections can typically be completed in our Chicago office. A fat transfer lip injection may require a short outpatient procedure in a surgical suite.
Fat Transfer Lip Augmentation — During this procedure, fat will be extracted using a liposuction procedure. The fat will then be treated and injected into the lips to make them appear fuller and more aesthetically pleasing. Swelling may take several weeks to subside, at which point you can see and appreciate your final results.
Dermal Filler Lip Augmentation — Dr. Ogilvie will use specially formulated dermal fillers to act as a volumizing and lip-defining agent. Anesthetic is not required for these injections and patients are allowed to resume normal activities immediately following the procedure. Results, also, should be immediately noticeable. Dermal filler injections will typically last between 6-12 months.
Recovery and Result
Regardless of which procedure you choose, Dr. Ogilvie will do everything possible to help you achieve your desired look, while at the same time, taking every precaution to prevent complications. While needles are necessary for some areas, Dr. Ogilvie typically uses a blunt cannula for dermal filler or fat injections, which has decreased complications significantly.
There are benefits and drawbacks to each approach to lip augmentation, so which one is best for you will depend most significantly on your physiology and your desired outcome. Dr. Ogilvie will discuss all of your options with you during your consultation.
Lip augmentation — whether accomplished with dermal fillers or a fat transfer — is a great procedure that can help you feel confident and content with your lips and your smile. Many patients who undergo lip augmentation report increased confidence and self-esteem. So if you’re interested in a transformation for your lips, contact Dr. Ogilvie’s office to schedule a consultation and get started today.
Contact Dr. Ogilvie
Every plastic surgery procedure, lip augmentation included, begins with a consultation. During your consultation with Dr. Ogilvie, you will discuss the best ways to achieve your overall final look.
Once the initial consultation is complete, you can begin discussing the next steps with Dr. Ogilvie. Contact us to set up your consultation to get started on your lip augmentation transformation.
Ogilvie Plastic Surgery Reviews
Liposuction results are incredible & Ogilvie & staff are wonderful! - Dr. Ogilvie was wonderful as was his staff! They’re kind, take their time with you and never dismiss any of your concerns. They go above and beyond to not only make sure you’re comfortable when you’re in their care but also when you’re home. I was so comfortable knowing that if I ever had a question or concern, they were always available. Dr. Ogilvie makes everything easy to understand and the cherry on top: the results are incredible!
Extremely satisfied. Dr. Ogilvie was extremely helpful and really took his time to answer all my questions. I'm definitely coming back.
My results are phenomenal and even better than I hoped for - I have been a patient of Dr. Ogilvie for several years and have had various procedures done and I must say, I am always extremely happy with my results. The most recent procedure I had was 360 liposuction and an OG Curve BBL.Let me start by saying, Dr. Ogilvie is truly an artist and an extremely gifted plastic surgeon. Dr. O and his staff are extremely welcoming, warm, professional, knowledgeable, and informative. They take the time to listen to you, understand what you are looking for, and answer any and all of your questions. They make the entire process as smooth and stress-free as possible, it really was a wonderful and seamless experience from start to finish.Special shoutout to his PA Lauren, who is extremely caring and always there to answer any questions I had. Lauren and Dr. O made me feel comfortable throughout the entire process. Dr. Ogilvie is extremely honest, realistic, and down to earth with a less-is-more approach, and his bedside manner is impeccable. I have to admit at first I was nervous to undergo such a significant procedure, particularly because I did not want to look fake or overdone. After meeting with him and his staff about this procedure, I felt extremely confident and at ease with his advice and his plan and was instantly ready to move forward. I trusted him completely throughout the entire process and knew I was in the best hands.My results are phenomenal and even better than I hoped for. Dr. O and his staff called to check on me after my surgery and made sure to let me know that they were just a text or phone call away if I needed anything at all or had any questions. The patient care was outstanding from start to finish.Dr. O is a perfectionist with his work and I am truly in awe of my results. He ABSOLUTELY nailed it! I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Ogilvie and Ogilvie Plastic Surgery and would never trust anyone else with my care. If you are looking for a plastic surgeon, do yourself a favor and book a consultation with him today!
Doctor Ogilvie and his staff always make me feel very comfortable and secure. Always a friendly face, always there to answer your questions. I’m extremely happy with his work (implants)
Breast reduction went as planned & I'm very happy with results - I cannot recommend Dr. Ogilvie enough. I met with several plastic surgeons in Chicago before finding him. His evaluation was very thorough. My surgery went as planned and I have been very happy with the results. Dr. Ogilvie is an experienced and talented surgeon.