Lewis Plastic Surgery: Gordon Lewis, MD
2331-A Robious Station Circle
Midlothian, VA 23113
Lip enhancement is a non-surgical procedure that can create fuller, poutier lips, as well as correct uneven lips, lift drooping mouth corners, and smooth fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth.
Dr. Lewis provides Juvederm dermal filler injections for lip augmentation. When you decide on the procedure, sometimes called a “lip lift,” it is important to choose your injector wisely.
Dr. Lewis understands the facial anatomy from both a medical and artistic perspective, and he has considerable experience and knowledge of how Juvederm works in the lips. As a result, he can help you achieve fuller lips that are not too large for the other features of your face. The goal is facial harmony with beautiful lips that do not look created by a cosmetic treatment.
Juvederm is not permanent. In order to maintain your results, you will need to repeat the injections every 6-8 months, although some patients have found that the results last as long as a year.
Dr. Lewis customizes every lip enhancement procedure based on your anatomy, condition, and goals. He will examine you carefully during your consultation and ask you a number of questions about what you dislike about your lips and how you would like to change their look. He will then determine the placement and dosage of Juvederm to create your desired outcome.
Will anesthesia and pain relief be used during / after lip enhancement?
Juvederm contains Lidocaine in the formula for a mild numbing effect. Dr. Lewis can also apply a numbing cream prior to your injections, but the needle used is small and well-tolerated.
What happens immediately after lip enhancement?
You can go home immediately after your Juvederm lip injections.
How long will complete recovery from lip enhancement take?
There is no recovery period required after non-surgical lip enhancement. You may experience some slight residual swelling and bruising, but it should resolve within a few days. Once the swelling has fully subsided, you will see the final results of your lip enhancement.
Am I a good candidate for lip enhancement?
Most adults are potential candidates for lip enhancement with Juvederm. If you are pregnant or using blood thinners, however, you should refrain from receiving dermal filler injections.
What are the risks of lip enhancement?
With any cosmetic procedure, there are risks that you must be aware of. To minimize the risks, ensure that your treatment is conducted in a safe and secure environment using the latest techniques by checking the certifications and accreditation of your surgeon. Accreditation boards and bodies are there to protect you.
Dr. Gordon Lewis has many years of surgical experience and is affiliated with several internationally recognized professional organizations. He is:
- Board certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Affiliated with the Richmond Academy of Medicine and the Medical Society of Virginia
- An Associate member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American College of Surgeons
- A candidate member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand
In general, Juvederm injections are very safe and well-tolerated. It is rare that serious complications occur. We will speak with you at length about these risks and answer all of your questions.
During your comprehensive one-on-one consultation, we will cover several areas of discussion:
- Your medical history and current medications
- Your goals from Juvederm
- Your concerns about Juvederm
- Options for correcting the issues you want to change
- Risks associated with each option
- A price quote that includes any additional costs. This will also include financing options, if you wish.
Expect to spend close to an hour in our office for your consultation.
Surgical procedures are performed at an accredited outpatient surgical center or a local hospital. Dr. Gordon Lewis is affiliated with several local medical centers where his patients undergo surgery. He primarily operates at these locations:
Stony Point Surgery Center
Parham Surgery Center
He also has privileges at St. Mary’s Hospital and Henrico Doctors Hospital, but he operates there less frequently.
Initial consultations, follow-up appointments, and all non-surgical treatments and minor surgical procedures are performed at Lewis Plastic Surgery practice, which is located on the grounds of Johnson-Willis Hospital in Richmond, Virginia.
Lip enhancement procedures start at $575 but the cost can vary depending on your specific needs. During your initial consultation, we provide a breakdown of all costs related to your lip enhancement procedure. We make absolutely sure that there are no hidden costs and no surprises.
Every patient is required to attend an initial consultation before a procedure can be booked. Once you decide to proceed with surgery, we will assist you in finalizing a date and getting everything ready for surgery. We try to be as flexible as possible and will make arrangements to see you at Lewis Plastic Surgery on the grounds of Johnston-Willis Hospital within a few days after you contact us.
While getting Juvederm injections for lip enhancement, many patients decide to have dermal fillers in other areas of the face to combat lost volume due to the aging process. For wrinkles caused by muscle contracts, Botox is the best choice.
Gordon Lewis, M.D.
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