Enhancing the look of your lips is one of the easiest ways to update your look. Whether you are looking for natural and subtle, something a bit more dramatic, or anywhere in between, lip fillers will give you the youthful and fuller lips you are dreaming of, often in just one visit.

What are Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers are primarily composed of hyaluronic acid.
While natural hyaluronic acid is made in the body and is responsible for keeping cells smooth by retaining water, lip fillers are a synthetic version of this molecule. As such, it is incredibly effective at plumping up the skin and reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. When placed in the lips, it can beautifully enhance and define your lip shape, providing an immediate improvement to your overall look.


How are Lip Fillers Performed?

First, you’ll meet with Dr. Ort, who will be able to address all of your needs and concerns. After discussing your objective, a topical numbing cream may be applied. In addition, Lip Fillers are mixed with lidocaine, an extremely effective numbing agent, making the process even more comfortable.

Using a thin needle, the lip filler is strategically and artistically placed to achieve your aesthetic goals. While there is some initial mild inflammation from the injections, the initial results are otherwise immediate, with full results in approximately 2 weeks.

How Much Do Lip Fillers Cost?

Each patient is different, and the amount of filler needed to achieve your desired look varies from person to person. After meeting with Dr. Ort, she will be able to determine how much filler is required, creating a customized plan, and price quote.

Am I a Candidate for Lip Fillers?

For patients in Seattle and Bellevue lip fillers are a great option to enhance the looks of your lips, for a more youthful appearance. When you meet with Dr. Ort, she will conduct a thorough evaluation and review of your medical history to decide if lip fillers are right for you.

You must be at least 18 years of age, not have an allergy to lidocaine, or have any other allergy with anaphylaxis. Also, lip fillers cannot be used on anyone with a bleeding disorder. Otherwise, lip fillers are safe to use when performed by a knowledgeable and experienced provider like Dr. Ort.

How Long Do Lip Fillers Last?

In general, lip fillers last approximately 6-12 months, before being harmlessly and slowly reabsorbed by the body.

During your consultation with Dr. Ort, be honest and upfront, so that your aesthetic goals can be reached. Often, especially if you’ve never had lip fillers before, it is better to begin more subtly, then slowly add more filler in subsequent visits, until you achieve your desired look. Remember: you can always add more! In rare cases where you are dissatisfied with your results, lip fillers can be dissolved.

Are There Any Side Effects to Fillers?

As fillers are composed of synthetic hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the human body, side effects are extremely rare. The infection risk is small, and Dr. Ort will also take great care to minimize this risk. The most common side effects are mild swelling and bruising at the injection site, which resolves quickly. To avoid improper placement and serious side effects, only a licensed and qualified provider, like Dr. Ort, should inject lip fillers.

What If I Want a Permanent Change to My Lips?

If you’ve had your lips filled and want the look to remain permanent, Dr. Ort can accomplish your goals with fat injections. A small amount of fat is removed from your abdomen via liposuction and injected directly into your lips. The result is plumper and younger-looking lips that are yours without the use of Lip Fillers. An evaluation with Dr. Ort will determine if this option is right for you.

What Is the Difference?

While both fillers and Botox are used to treat wrinkles, they work in completely different ways. Neurotoxins, such as Botox, are injected into the muscles of the forehead and around the eyes, temporarily paralyzing these muscles and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

Hyaluronic acid fillers are used to treat wrinkles around the mouth and the cheeks by replacing lost volume and “plumping up” these wrinkles. This same practice can be applied to the lips, making them fuller and more defined.

Why Should I Choose Dr. Ort for Lip Fillers in Seattle and Bellevue?

When undergoing any lip filler treatment, it is important to work with a qualified doctor.

If you are considering lip fillers Seattle plastic surgeon Dr. Yirae Ort is a top female facial plastic surgeon who specializes in facial aesthetics and rejuvenation. As a double board-certified and fellowship-trained facial surgeon, Dr. Ort is highly skilled at facial aesthetics to give you the look you desire and confidence you deserve. We look forward to meeting you and planning for the lips of your dreams! Call to learn more or schedule an appointment.

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