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Get ready for plump, pillowy lips

Lips that are beautiful and full are a sign of youth, femininity, and attractiveness. This is why so many individuals are unhappy with the thin lips they were born with. At the Maercks Institute, we utilize advanced treatments to achieve the plumper, more pillowy lips you want. During your consultation, the best lip augmentation technique for your specific lips and aesthetic goals will be determined. Most of the time we use lip fillers, but sometimes collagen or implants are used.

What to expect during treatment with lip filler

In order to numb the area, Dr. Maercks may use numbing cream or a dental block. Once numb, the lips will be injected with filler. Dr. Maercks takes special care to preserve the natural look of the lips while filling and contouring. After the injection, the area is massaged in order to smooth out the product and distribute it evenly. 

Injections may be made in more than one area. Dr. Maercks will choose the injection site based on the individual patient, although common spots for injection are the “red line” (where the dry and wet area of the lips meet) or the “white roll” (under the nose where the skin meets the lip).

Hyaluronic acid lip fillers

Hyaluronic acid lip fillers provide excellent lip shape and volume, and are very customizable. These products add volume, contour, and moisture to the lips to achieve a fuller, more attractive appearance and feel.

Juvéderm Ultra 

Juvéderm® Ultra augments the lips and also keeps them hydrated by drawing water. 

Restylane Refyne 

Restylane Refyne is a very effective hyaluronic acid filler that works very well with natural lip tissue to deliver smoother, more beautiful lips.

Restylane Kysse 

Restylane Kysse uses carefully designed cross-linked hyaluronic acid to deliver a soft fullness without any bumps. 

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Recovery and results

Swelling, numbness, and mild discomfort are common for several hours after receiving lip fillers. Please follow any inustructions that we give you in order to avoid complications, and to ensure the best possible results. 

Movement of the area should be minimized, and bruising may last for one week after treatment. Final results are noticeable within 2 to 3 days, and your results should last for anywhere from 3 to 6 months.

Lip implants

Lip implants are a more permanent solution than lip fillers. Made of either soft solid silicone or expanded polytetrafluoroethylene, lip implants are typically placed using tiny incisions made inside the corners of the mouth. When done properly, lip implants create a very natural look and feel, and can be customized to your desired goals. Those who are interested in getting lip implants in Miami should have fairly symmetrical lips, as well as enough lip tissue to work with the implant. Although the lip implant procedure is a surgery, there is very minimal downtime — typically only about three days. However, you will need to avoid pressure around the lips for about two weeks after the procedure. 

Lip lift

Although a lip lift is frequently confused with lip fillers, they are different procedures. A lip lift is surgical treatment in which the skin between the nose and the upper lip is raised to reveal more of the top lip, achieving a fuller and poutier appearance. A lip lift is permanent, while lip fillers are not, so for those who do not want touch-ups every several months, a lip lift or lip implant may be a better option. There is some recovery time with a lip lift, and patients may need about a week of downtime. Results will become visible approximately six weeks after treatment.

Why choose The Maercks Institute for lip augmentation in Miami?

The Maercks Institute is a high-profile, Miami-based aesthetic center that offers a variety of advanced techniques in laser resurfacing, injectables, and surgical procedures that deliver bespoke results that appear as if made by nature. President and medical director Dr. Rian Maercks is a board-certified cosmetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgery specialist whose approach to both surgical and non-surgical procedures of the face and body have garnered him international recognition by surgeons and patients alike. Dr. Maercks’s undergraduate training in fine arts and philosophy created the framework through which he explores the world of medicine and plastic surgery, giving him the ability to leverage your unique beauty and formulate the right treatment for your goals. He utilizes his experienced judgement, attention to detail, and artistic vision to achieve optimized results in the safest and most effective manner. When patients come to his boutique practice with an issue, he determines the best way to go about solving it — providing results that do not conform to mainstream “plastic aesthetics”, but rather a dedication to the beautiful, natural human form. If you’re considering lip augmentation with lip fillers or a lip lift in Miami, please contact us today. 

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