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Baton Rouge

Weiler Plastic Surgery
4212 Bluebonnet Boulevard Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: (225) 399-0001
Mon - Thur: 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fri: 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

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Baton Rouge - Downtown

Weiler Plastic Surgery
240 Laurel Street Suite 202
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Phone: (225) 399-0011
Mon - Thur: 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m., Fri: 8:00 a.m.–3p.m

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Hammond

Weiler Plastic Surgery
42078 Veterans Avenue Suite H
Hammond, LA 70403
Phone: (985) 902-7770
Mon - Thur: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fri: 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

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Denham Springs

Weiler Plastic Surgery
921 South Range Avenue
Denham Springs, LA 70726
Phone: (225) 900-7002
Mon - Thur: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fri: 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

What’s the Skinny on Lip Fillers?

It’s true that Kylie Jenner almost single-handedly jump-started the lip augmentation craze with selfies posted on Instagram. So, what happens now that the social media celebrity has announced she’s backing off lip fillers for a “more natural” look? To be honest, patients getting JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® at our Baton Rouge, Hammond, or Denham Springs, LA, plastic surgery practices won’t notice much of a difference.

A woman's lips after receiving lip filler.

That’s because our goal with lip injections remains the same as it’s always been—augment the lips just enough to create a sensual pout while still looking natural. Sure, we notice changes in the popularity of certain treatments based on what might be the cosmetic flavor of the month, but the approach we take with patients remains steady. We offer the best quality products, such as JUVÉDERM fillers, to produce top-notch results for our patients.

And the fact is that patients continue to want lip augmentation with fillers for various reasons that have nothing to do with the whims of a celebrity. Social media has increased the desire of younger patients to have a cute pout, but thinning lips are also one of the overlooked signs of aging and many of our patients simply want to restore lost volume.

A Nonsurgical Path to Fuller Lips

Lip augmentation treatments begin with the provider numbing the area to keep patients comfortable, even though the fillers include a local anesthetic to minimize pain during and after the injections. The injector precisely marks the areas where the injections are made. Injections are made using very fine needles.

After the procedure, we provide ice to help reduce swelling. It’s important that lip augmentation patients avoid using lip gloss, lipstick, or any other cosmetic products on their lips the day of the treatment. One of the benefits of getting filler injections to augment the lips is that you’ll see immediate results. You can expect to enjoy the fuller lips for up to 12 months before returning for follow-up treatments if desired.

Why We Prefer VOLBELLA

JUVÉDERM products are really considered the gold standard for fillers. VOLBELLA is one of the more recent additions to the family of products and is formulated specifically for use in the lips and around the mouth. VOLBELLA is a hyaluronic acid filler, meaning it retains and absorbs water but doesn’t pose a risk of infection because hyaluronic acid (HA) occurs naturally in the body. We use VOLBELLA conservatively for lip augmentation so our patients don’t get the “duck lips” that you may see online as examples of botched treatments.

Other benefits provided by VOLBELLA include less bruising compared to other types of dermal fillers. Also, if someone isn’t happy with the results, we can dissolve the filler using a substance called hyaluronidase.

Learn why lip fillers are one of the most popular medical spa-style treatments of our Baton Rouge-area practices by contacting us using the online form to request a consultation. You can also call 1 of our 3 locations at (225) 399-0001 (Baton Rouge), (985) 902-7770 (Hammond), or (225) 900-7002 (Denham Springs) to schedule an appointment.

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