Botox, Fillers & Lip Augmentation

With age, however, parts of the face can lose volume as well as sag or droop due to the long-term effects of gravity. This effect of gravity and volume loss is responsible for fine wrinkles, hollowness under the eyes, deeper smile lines, deeper frown lines and loose skin of the neck. Also, the lip region can begin to lose volume resulting in a thinner lip without shape, pout, and enhancement of the “M”, or peaks, of the upper lip.

This is where Dr. Dhir can help. He is a double-board certified facial plastic & reconstructive surgeon with extensive expertise in botox, fillers and lip enhancement. Dr. Dhir continues to devote his time to FDA clinical research trials in order to maintain an edge on the state-of-the-art products and surgical procedures available.

Ensure Successful Botox, Filler & Lip Augmentation Procedures

Botox and fillers are both non-surgical injectable procedures with low risk and high satisfaction rates.

Botox & Fillers
Botox works on fine wrinkles of the face most commonly around the eyes (crow’s feet), horizontal forehead lines, vertical lines between the brows and fine lines above the lips. It temporarily flattens the wrinkles for about 3 months resulting in smoother skin and a refreshed appearance. Botox is a common procedure performed by many different health care specialists. Surgeons trained in the art of facial plastic surgery understand the necessary anatomy to obtain safe, effective and reproducible results.

Fillers are safe options to provide volume to key regions of the face. The procedures can restore volume around the eyes, cheek region, smile lines, frown lines, and lips. By reestablishing volume, you simultaneously fight gravity and add contour to achieve a youthful appearance.

Lip Augmentation
Similarly, lip augmentation can produce a revitalized fullness to the lips. By focusing on lip shaping, we can recreate the “M” and columns between the nose and upper lip for a youthful, attractive appearance. A lip lift also can decrease the distance from the nose and the upper lip as well as allow for more of the upper teeth to be visible when the mouth is slightly open.

Temporary Fillers
The procedure can be performed with temporary fillers, fat transfer, implant or lip lifting. Temporary fillers are good for patients who are not ready for a more permanent option. You can see the results instantly and make a more informed decision once the filler resorbs. Fat transfer to the lip can create a permanent option and can often be performed when transferring to other parts of the face.

What to Avoid

Successful filler augmentation procedures will avoid the following undesired outcomes.
    • No “Duck” or “fish” lips due to incorrect placement of volume
    • No uneven cheek appearance
    • No overfilling of volume to key regions of face preventing the poor results that are discussed in the media
    • No asymmetry or brow drop from botox

What to Expect & How to Prepare

On the day of the procedure
    • Discomfort is minimal and is performed by numbing the area
    • You may drive yourself home with instant results
One week after the procedure
    • For filler, minimal bruising, if any, and swelling subsides over the next 3-5 days
    • Bruising is rare for botox and results are seen over the course of 3-5 days
    • Swelling and bruising subsides over the course of 1-2 weeks
How long do they last?
    • Temporary fillers are resorbed by each patient differently and depend on the type of filler injected
    • Botox typically lasts about 3 months
    • Permanent fillers and fat transfer can also be discussed during consultation

Before & Afters Gallery