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If you have been considering having a Lip Augmentation procedure, be sure that you know all of your options and any risks that you may ensue afterward. You need to get yourself as educated and informed as possible so that you make the best decision for you

We stars getting their lips pumped up for that full, sexy look. However, many women will consider getting a Lip Augmentation procedure due to fine lines that we all get get as we age. Former smokers look into this procedure to rid the lines that smoking left behind. No matter your reason tough, being educated and informed should be your first step.

Lip Augmentation was first developed in the early 1900s, however, it wasn't until the 1980s that it became a successful procedure as medical science developed and improved. This was in large due to the discovery using bovine collagen as a filler, which is still used even today.

Today, there are many other fillers used, which Dr. Basner will discuss them with you and determine which is best for you, during your initial consultation here at The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland. You specific needs may call for filler that are synthetic such as Juvederm or Restylane, both of which are simply injected into the areas needed making this a non-surgical Lip Augmentation.

As with any procedure, surgical or non-surgical, there are risks, and of course, Dr. Basner has your best interest and best results with the lest amount of risk possible as his final goal. Some of the risks you may encounter, will depend on the type of filler and procedure that is performed.

Many doctors feel that fat grafting gives a fuller look and is the best to maintain. The results are common to have softer lips and are semi-permanent. The rare risk that patients have had with this process is over-filled lips that have left them with a comical, unattractive look. Few patients have experienced lumpy lips due to be over-filled.

In addition to possible bleeding, Dr. Basner will explain that you should expect bruising, itching, redness and swelling too. It is possible that your implants may break or move causing uneven lips. If you are allergic to local anesthesia or have negative results from pre-procedure skin testing, this may not be the procedure for you.

Patients that experience frequent cold sores, infections or whose lips are scarred are not recommended to have a Lip Augmentation procedure. As well, patients with diabetes, facial nerve problems or lupus should not be considering this procedure.

For a patient to have a successful Lip Augmentation, they should be educated and informed and select a doctor, such as Dr. Basner, that has a great deal of experience in this procedure. Ask questions and express any concerns or worries you have at your consultation*.

Our staff here at The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland, along with Dr. Adam Basner, want only the best for our patients. Revealing The Beauty In You is our goal.