Injectable Fillers Before & After Photos

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Case Number: 9


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This 40 year-old female had always had fuller, sensual lips when younger, but now felt that they were thinning a bit.  She also disliked the effect of deeping nasolabial folds (or the “parentheses”) between the nose and corners of the mouth.  She correctly noted that these changes made her look a bit older, and indeed, many people don’t realize that some of their earliest signs of aging are in the upper lip and perioral areas in general.

Fortunately, one moderate-term fix for some of these issues is the injection of soft-tissue fillers.  The newest generation of these fillers belong to a family known as hyaluronic acids, which have largely supplanted the collagen injections of the 80’s and 90’s.  These new (related) agents such as Juvederm, Restylane and Prevelle all are smooth, clear gels that bind water for 6-10 months, thereby plumping up the immediate areas treated, to soften folds or augment/better define the lips, for example. 

In this patient’s case, approximately half a syringe worth of Juvederm was injected into the nasolabial folds.  The remainder was injected along the border of the upper lip to augment and define the “cupid’s bow”, thus lending a more balanced look with respect to the lower lip, and more sensual lips in general.  The injection of these fillers can be performed within 30 minutes as an in-office procedure, and usually requires the administration of local anesthesia into the upper gumline (+/- topical anesthetic cream), and is very well tolerated by a majority of patients, with immediately visible effects (these photos are from about 10 minutes after injection), and minimal downtime.

Again, many physicians of all types in Chicago offer soft tissue fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm, but we feel these procedures are best performed by a plastic surgeon with and eye for detail, symmetry and precision.  If you think you may be interested in soft tissue augmentation of the lips, or softening of the lines around the mouth, we encourage you to call for your consultation today.

Patient Age: 40

If you like the results you see here, request a consultation to learn more about how this procedure can help you achieve your ideal appearance. We encourage you to print your favorite photos and bring them with you during your consultation to help communicate your goals and expectations.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and results may not occur for all patients. These photos are of an actual patient of our practice who has provided consent to display their pictures online.