Koch Facial Plastic Surgery & Spa
4855 Mills Civic Parkway #100
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Phone: (515) 277-5555
Fax: (515) 277-0060
Monday-Friday: 8:15 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Saturday: By Appointment Only

Here’s the Skinny on Plumping Your Pout With Filler

Woman in Des Moines, IA who has received lip filler to add volume to her lips

What comes to mind when you think about lip filler? For many, it’s visions of over-filled, unnatural lips stretched too thin by filler. The truth is, lip filler done well can be very beautiful. Full, youthful lips will never go out of style. Think Angelina Jolie, Kerry Washington, Priyanka Chopra—some of the most highly coveted A-lister lips, admired for their fullness and symmetry.

Our practice is built on more than 45 years of the combined expertise of Dr. Brent Koch, Dr. Cody Koch, and Pam Banyas, PA-C. When it comes to facial aesthetics and lip augmentation at our Des Moines-area practice, we’ve got you covered.

What is used for lip augmentation?

Lip enhancement at Koch Facial Plastic Surgery & Spa is often performed using JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC, an injectable gel that temporarily adds more fullness and plumps thin lips. Whether your lips have thinned over time or you simply want fuller lips, JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is an excellent choice for plumping and restoring volume.

Hyaluronic acid fillers like JUVÉDERM® are typically soft, angel-like. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is already found in your skin. It helps keep skin plump and hydrated.

How long does lip augmentation last?

Filler results are temporary, lasting 6 to 12 months or longer before the body gradually and naturally absorbs the particles. Most HA fillers are infused with lidocaine (a numbing agent) to minimize discomfort during and after treatment.

What are the side effects of lip fillers?

For lip augmentation, most side effects are mild and last 14 days or less. The most common side effects are temporary reactions at the treatment site, such as:

  • Tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Firmness
  • Lumps and bumps
  • Bruising

These are all normal occurrences and will subside quickly.

What happens during lip filler treatment?

Filler treatments are straightforward and quick, and we explore this topic in detail in a related blog post. In the meantime, here’s what you can expect when having lip filler at our practice:

  1. Schedule your appointment by calling (515) 277-5555. Ask about numbing cream; you’ll be given a couple of options to pick it up ahead of your appointment or come in early to apply. It’s free, and it makes the treatment virtually painless.
  2. Arrive for your appointment, and rest assured that all of your questions will be answered before your treatment begins. You’re in the best hands! Our team of experts will guide you through your injectable treatment.
  3. A typical lip filler appointment is quick, lasting 15 to 30 minutes. If you’re combining your lip filler appointment with another treatment, such as BOTOX ® Cosmetic, your session may be a bit longer.
  4. Expect your lips to feel tight and tender for a few days while they adjust. Give the product a good 10 to 14 days to settle in. Don’t hesitate to call us with questions or concerns.

How much do lip fillers cost?

Lip filler is sold by the syringe, which typically costs around $595. Options for the best HA filler to address your aesthetic goals will be discussed with you and agreed upon before your treatment begins.

Special Lip Filler Promotion!

Our Kissed By Cupid promotion is $595 and includes one syringe of lip filler and a FREE YouthFull Lip Replenisher by Revision Skincare® ($35 value). Consultation for lip filler is included in the $595 price. This offer is valid February 1 to 15, 2021. Please call our West Des Moines cosmetic surgery practice at (515) 277-5555 to reserve your appointment.

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