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Lip Fillers in Miami

Introduction To Lip Fillers

Over five centuries ago, Shakespeare wrote “Touch but my lips with those fair lips of thine,– Though mine be not so fair, yet are they red– The kiss shall be thine own as well as mine”. While it may not carry the same weight in this modern age as comparing your lips to sugar or an angel’s, it certainly is a testament to the importance of one’s lips. While some people are born with beautiful, voluminous lips, not everyone is so lucky. Thankfully, thin “bird lips” are not a characteristic you have to be stuck with, and there’s a non-surgical, fast, and effective treatment that can help! Dr. Zhuravsky’s experience ensures he can offer the best lip fillers Miami has to offer.

*Please note that we customize lips to our patient’s desires and goals. It is possible to get very nice subtle but attractive lips without making them too big or appearing “fake”. Alternatively, those that want larger lips and can carry the look can get their way as well. It all depends on the type of filler, amount of filler, and injection technique.

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What are Lip Fillers?

Lip Fillers are made with a very soft gel-like material and are a minimally invasive treatment that gives your lips more volume and provides you with a more attractive, poutier appearance.

The DETAILED answer:

Lip fillers are a range of injectable gel-like substances made from Hyaluronic Acid, which is a sugar that is already naturally found in the body. One of the most common misconceptions about lip fillers is that they will result in a fake, plastic look. However, it’s important to understand that it’s not the filler that develops that unappealing look, but the doctor that performs the treatment. This is avoided by injecting the correct amount of filler in the proper location. Under the careful hands of Dr. Z, fillers can provide an improvement to your look that appears natural and aesthetically pleasing.

The difference between the specific fillers is the concentration of hyaluronic acid and how it is prepared. This leads to their variation in firmness, ability to spread, and ability to hold water. The firmer gels are great at adding shape and lifting the lips while the softer gels provide more subtle improvements in volume.

Who are the Best Candidates for Lip Fillers?

The best candidates are those looking to improve their lips’ appearance and have realistic expectations for the results.

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Some common characteristics that make patients great candidates for Lip Filler in Miami, FL are:

  • The desire for the enhanced aesthetic appearance of the lips
  • Inability to put on lipstick
  • Lack of proportion between lips and the face
  • Lack of proportion between upper and lower lips
  • Lack of shape / flat upper lip / insufficient lower lip
  • Small, thin lips
  • Aging changes resulting in decreased structure and/or volume

*If you are considering lip filler, a consultation with Dr. Zhuravsky is quick and easy. Once you explain your goals and expectations, Dr. Zhuravsky will examine your lip and facial structure, then advise as to the best course of treatment.

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What are the different types of Fillers used for Lips?

Some of the popular fillers used for lips include Juvederm Volbella, Juvederm Ultra, Restylane kysse, Belotero, Teoxane RHA 1, RHA 2, and RHA 3.

The DETAILED answer:

There is a wide range of commonly used and advertised fillers for lips. Some injectors use them all, while others have a range of preferences. Over the years, Dr. Zhuravsky’s preferences have shifted with experience and advancements in filler. We believe that patients should not have to bear the burden of choosing the filler, but rather telling us the results they desire and allow us to achieve that end goal. After years of experience with different fillers and techniques, Dr. Zhuravsky has found the Teoxane RHA 1, RHA 2, and RHA 3 fillers to give him the best results in regard to shape, softness, mobility, and duration.

What’s the First Step

The first step in getting Lip Fillers in Miami, FL is to contact our practice and schedule your consultation. During this appointment, you will meet with Dr. Zhuravsky who will answer any questions or concerns you have, listen to your desires for the results, as well as offer advice on the treatment and a recovery plan for your lips. Once he has all the information he needs, Dr. Z will create your treatment plan, and if you agree to the procedure, it can be done that same day or our Patient Coordinator can help schedule a future day that fits your needs.

What to Expect on the Day of Lip Fillers

Depending on the filler of your choice, Dr. Z will make injections based on strategic locations on your lips and use a pre-determined amount of filler to achieve stunning results.

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Once you discuss your ideal goals and agree to proceed with the planned filler, a numbing ointment is applied to the lips. We use a strong custom-made numbing ointment that takes from 15-30 minutes to achieve an adequate level of anesthesia. The filler material is injected into the lips to alter shape, structure, and volume. This can be done either to enhance and augment the lips or to rejuvenate a youthful appearance. Enhancement usually comes in the form of adding volume while accentuating the aesthetic units of one’s lip. This must be done precisely to avoid distorting the lips or making them too big relative to other facial features. Rejuvenation is often a combination of restoring structure and volume thus making the lips more youthful.

Lip Fillers Recovery

You should be back to your normal routine within a few days. The results will last a while, but will eventually be reabsorbed by your body.

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After your treatment, you will see an instant improvement in volume and shape. The lips will however be more swollen than the final result and may have an overfilled appearance during the first 1-4 days. There may also be some bruising, which resolves over the course of 3 – 10 days but can usually be covered up with lipstick. We provide our patients with ice and instruct them to apply it softly for 10 minutes. Repeat ice application in a similar, soft manner several more times during the first 24 hours to help reduce swelling. Avoid pushing hard as this can move the filler.

We will also provide you with some instructions about how to get the most out of your filler procedure and have the most successful recovery. You should avoid exercising or any strenuous activity during the first 24 hours but remember to drink plenty of water. Also during this time period, do your best to avoid touching or pursing your lips, so this means no kissing or using straws during the first several days to avoid moving the filler.

For the reasons above, it is generally not a great idea to have lip filler before going out for dinner or to social events, unless you are not bothered by some bruising and swelling. Larger social events like weddings or parties should be buffered by at least 1 week to be safe.

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Why Choose Us?

At our Miami practice, Lip Fillers are a frequently requested and highly satisfying procedure. As a highly skilled board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Ruslan Zhuravsky understands the different properties and how they can be used to develop your desired look. There’s no one size fits all approach to lip augmentation, so each situation must be assessed carefully in order to achieve the best results. Dr. Z prides himself on achieving beautifully shaped and natural lips that are tailored to each patient. The key to his great results is multifactorial. Dr. Z listens to his patient’s goals, evaluates their facial structure, chooses the correct filler material, and applies the proper injection techniques to achieve the desired shape and volume.

How Much Do Lip Fillers Cost in Miami, FL?

The cost of Lip Fillers in Miami is determined by numerous factors, including how much filler is used and which filler is used. Our prices begin at $750. As an experienced Miami Lip filler doctor, Dr. Z will meet with you in his office to discuss all options and pricing

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Schedule Your Consultation

Many Miami Lip Filler patients find that the procedure is highly satisfying. If you’re interested in learning more about the lip filler options available to you, contact us to schedule your consultation today. Dr. Z will happily talk to you about what you should expect and develop a plan to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

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