6 Cosmetic Treatments You Can Do During a Lunch Break

If you want to improve your appearance but have a busy schedule, there are cosmetic treatments that you can do in less than an hour. Many plastic surgeons offer non-invasive procedures that do not take much time out of your day to complete. Plus, these procedures are discrete and do not require downtime after. Here are six cosmetic treatments you can have done on your lunch break at a med spa or plastic surgeon’s office.

  1. Lip enhancement. Want fuller lips? Dermal filler injections can enhance your lips, giving you immediate results in less than a hour.
  2. Frown line treatment. Do you have the “11” forming between your eyebrows or vertical lines on your forehead? Botox injections can diminish these lines, only requiring a quick visit.
  3. Cheek contouring. Add more volume and contours to your cheeks for a more youthful appearance with cheek fillers.
  4. Diminish eye bags. Facial filler injections can add volume to upper cheeks and fill tear troughs to reduce the appearance of eye bags.
  5. Smooth smile and marionette lines. Filler injections can smooth away smile lines around the nose or marionette lines drooping down from the corner of the mouth.
  6. Reduce a double chin. If you have a double chin and want to reduce fat under your chin, Kybella injections can be performed on your lunch break. These injections breakdown fat cells to slim your chin.

Cosmetic treatments do not need to cut into your busy lifestyle. Many procedures can be completed quickly and without downtime. Contact a facial plastic surgeon that offers non-invasive treatments to schedule a quick lunch break procedure to help you look your best.

Posted on behalf of:
Kami Parsa, M.D.
Oculoplastic Surgery
465 N Roxbury Dr. Suite 1011
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 777-8880

Temporary vs Permanent Lip Augmentation

Lips are the outline of your smile, the pout when you’re sad, and an important part of your facial appearance. Lips that are full are equated with sensuality and youthful attractiveness, but not everyone has the plump, defined lips they prefer. Cosmetic treatments can help add volume to lips either temporarily or permanently. Here are the differences between the options available if you are considering lip augmentation.

Temporary Lip Volume

There are two main options to temporarily add volume to your lips: dermal fillers and fat injections. Dermal fillers can be injected to add volume to lips for anywhere from six months to over a year. Fillers can plump the lips and smooth lines and wrinkles around the mouth. Fat injections adds your own transferred fat to thicken lips, but it only lasts about six months. Both options need to be repeated to maintain the results.

Permanent Lip Enhancements

For permanent changes to your lips, plastic surgery can be performed. To add volume, implants or fat grafting can be performed to permanently augment the lips. Surgery can also be used to create a more pronounced Cupid’s bow or change the shape of the lips. The results will not go away, so repeated procedures are not needed to keep the appearance.

Temporary cosmetic procedures are a great way to “try on” more volume for your lips. But, if you want to change the shape or get long-lasting volume, plastic surgery is the best option. Experienced facial plastic surgeons can offer both procedures to help you get the lips you desire, whether you want to try a temporary filler or undergo permanent cosmetic surgery.

Posted on behalf of:
Sanaz Harirchian, M.D.
9230 Katy Fwy Suite 600
Houston, TX 77055

Do You Want Fuller, More Defined Lips? Lip Augmentation May be the Answer

Lips are one of the most sensual features on a woman’s face. Many women desire full, plump lips with a distinct Cupid’s bow on the upper lip, highlighting the perfect smile. However, not everyone is born with the genetics needed to produce these pouty lips, and many women lose lip fullness as they age. Luckily, there are many cosmetic procedures which have been designed to give women with thin or straight-lined lips the luscious mouth they desire.

Lip Augmentation Options

Every woman who wants to change their lips has a mental image of what the perfect lips would be for them. Some just want to have fuller lips, with no changes to the overall shape. Others may have full lips, yet want that signature Cupid’s bow to be more prominent on their top lip. Because of the wide variety of lip types and ideals, there are also many different options when it comes to lip augmentations. Some of the most popular include:

  • Non-surgical. The most common procedure for lip augmentation is injectable fillers to create fuller, plumper lips in a quick, non-surgical procedure. The results are temporary, but last approximately 6 months.
  • V to Y augmentations. To obtain a prominent Cupid’s bow, a surgical procedure called the V to Y is performed to give straight lips an inviting dent on the upper lip.
  • Lip grafting. For thin or thinning lips, a permanent solution is lip grafting surgical procedures. These use the transfer of fat into thin lips, creating a fuller, sexier smile.

There are also other options available such as lip lifts, lip implants and even lip reductions. If you want to change the appearance of your lips to create a sensual mouth, talk to your local cosmetic surgery clinic to determine what options will give you the look and lips you desire.

Posted on behalf of
Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Northeast #910
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 936-6665

V to Y Lip Augmentation

If you have tried lip fillers and lip plumping and are not satisfied with the look, you may want to consider a V to Y lip lift.  This common lip enhancement procedure will help ‘fill out’ your lips permanently, and does not require any follow up injections or augmentation fills in the future.

A V to Y lip lift is a procedure that starts with two small incision lines.  These incisions are then the place that allows for the plumping to occur.  With a V to Y lip lift, part of your inner lip is actually ‘pulled’ out allowing the visible portion of the lip to look larger and fuller.  No fillers are used.  The result is a pouty, French smile, much like that of Angelina Jolie!

V to Y lip procedures are ideal for individuals who have smaller lips, or thin lips.  Also, as we all age, our lips lose their natural ‘plumpness’ and seem to fade into the background.  A V to Y lip procedure results in a great lip line, and terrific, kissable lips!

V to Y lip procedures take about two to three weeks to fully recover from, but once the initial mild bruising and swelling have receded, you will be left with permanently attractive lips!  At your initial consultation, the physician will review with you anticipated recovery time.  Other lip enhancement topics will also be covered, to make sure you are left with the best lips possible!

A great smile begins with great lips.  If you would like to increase your lip fullness, consult your local facial cosmetic surgeon.