When it comes to lip augmentation with fillers, it's important to seek the advice of a board-certified plastic surgeon, facial plastic surgeon, or dermatologist. If you're worried about your lips looking worse after the filler wears off, you can rest assured that they will look the same as they did before the injections. However, if you have loose lips due to regular overinflation, the only remedy is lip reduction surgery, which involves trimming excess skin and can leave significant scars. Some people find that their lips return to normal after a few months, while others don't need another injection for more than a full year.
Unfortunately, it's not possible to make injectable lip fillers last longer once you've received them. Some patients with overfilling of the lips experience tooth disappearance, in which the teeth are completely hidden even while smiling. To make a truly significant change in your smile, ask your doctor to inject the lip filler into the parenthesis lines on both sides of your mouth. If you're looking for a more permanent change, a surgical lip augmentation may be the best option.
One patient visited Grossman for her quarterly replacement after another doctor recommended that she have injections in her lips every four months.