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Lip Fillers Chicago

Lip Fillers Chicago

Enhance your lips with volume and symmetry through lip fillers in Chicago.

The best lip injections can improve the fullness, hydration, and overall definition of your lips for a plumper-looking pout and better facial harmony.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Dahlia Rice of DMR Aesthetics Chicago uses Restylane hyaluronic acid dermal fillers to amplify your smile and give your confidence a boost.

Contact female plastic surgeon Dr. Dahlia Rice today at (312) 600-5435 to schedule a consultation at her Chicago, Il office.

What Are Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers are a form of injectable used to plump and enhance the lips. Fillers can be used on both the upper and lower lips.

Some individuals were simply born with thin lips, and lip fillers give them that little bit of fullness they’re looking for. But also, as we age, our lips can lose lip volume due to sun damage, certain lifestyle habits such as smoking, and depleted collagen production.

The best lip fillers can restore that lost volume of thinning lips and add to your natural beauty.


Board Certified Plastic Surgeon – Dr. Dahlia Rice

DMR Aesthetics Chicago, led by Dr. Dahlia Rice, a board-certified female plastic surgeon, is committed to delivering outstanding cosmetic services to individuals in the Chicago region.

Dr. Rice adeptly conducts a variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures, concentrating on her areas of expertise such as breast augmentation, breast lifts, tummy tucks, and liposuction.

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Lip Fillers Before and After

Lip Fillers Before and After Chicago

Types of Lip Fillers

There are several types of lip fillers available, including Restylane, Juvéderm, and Belotero. At DMR Aesthetics, we use Restylane as our preferred lip filler. 

There is an entire family of this type of filler, which uses hyaluronic acid (a natural substance found in the body) to add volume. Specifically, many plastic surgeons, including Dr. Rice, like Restylane Kysse. 

This is the newer version of Restylane Silk, and it does an amazing job of creating beautiful natural looking lips for patients.

You may have heard of lip flip procedures. When it comes to lip filler vs lip flip, both make the lips look bigger. However, the main difference is that lip filler is injected into the lips, and a lip flip uses Botox injections to “flip” your lips upward and outward.

Benefits of Lip Fillers

Lip filler is most commonly used to enhance the shape and volume of the lips, adding fullness and a more luxurious pout.

Of course, many patients seek lip enhancement with fillers to correct an asymmetry or improve the texture of their lips as well. Especially on the upper lip (but sometimes on the lower lip too), fine lip lines and wrinklesChicago Lip Fillers are common, and filler can help smooth things out. 

Lip enhancement with fillers also provides a non surgical lip augmentation (no need for lip implants). Finally, with enhanced lips, patients report feeling more confident about their youthful appearance, which can have an overall positive impact on many areas of life.

Lip Filler Healing Process

Swelling is normal after getting lip filler, and bruising is a possibility as well. To keep these at a minimum, we recommend taking it easy for a few days following your procedure. We also recommend staying hydrated with plenty of water. 

If the topical numbing cream wears off after your lip injection and you feel discomfort, applying ice can help as long as this is cleared by your provider.

Lip Filler Swelling Stages

Lip injections can cause swelling because the process does cause minor trauma. Furthermore, the lips have many glands and blood vessels — both of which can lead to more swelling.

As far as examining a stages of healing lip filler swelling timeline, whether we’re talking about 0.5 ml lip filler swelling stages or 1 ml lip filler swelling stages, symptoms are typically similar.

On the day of your procedure, you can expect some mild swelling to begin with, and this will probably increase in the following days.

Don’t worry. As you progress through the healing process 1 week lip filler swelling stages typically reveal that the swelling has gone down significantly, but you are left with beautiful, plump lips.

Lip Fillers Cost in Chicago, Illinois

The cost of lip fillers depends on who is performing the procedure, what the scope of the procedure is (desired results), what type of filler is being used, and how much filler is required (how many syringes).

Moreover, Chicago lip augmentation costs may be slightly higher than in other parts of the country. This is primarily because the cost of living is generally higher in large cities like Chicago. However, you’ll also find the best doctors in the nation here.

Contact female plastic surgeon Dr. Dahlia Rice today at (312) 600-5435 to schedule a consultation at her Chicago, Il office.

Lip Filler FAQ

Who does the best lip filler injections near me?

If you are looking for lip fillers in the Chicago area, contact DMR Aesthetics and Dr. Dahlia Rice. Dr. Rice performs lip filler treatment for patients at her Chicago practice.

How long does Restylane® lip fillers last?

Restylane lip filler results typically last around six to nine months. However, it can be difficult to say how long any given lip augmentation treatment will last as it often depends on the patient’s starting volume and skin quality before lip augmentation injections and their lifestyle. 

Those who do a lot of speaking for their work or who play a wind instrument, for example, will notice faster breakdown of their filler over time.

How much do lip filler injections cost?

Lip augmentation cost will vary based on what you want to achieve and how many syringes of filler are required for your cosmetic procedure. Book a consultation to learn more about the cost of your lip enhancement procedure.

How can a lip augmentation go wrong?

Rarely, things can go wrong with lip augmentation. Basically, lip injections gone wrong will mean either bruising, filler migration, asymmetry, lip tissue necrosis, or lumpiness.

Dr. Rice is skilled at offering correction for filler that is asymmetric and/or filler that has migrated with the use of hyaluronidase. This procedure is typically ultrasound guided so that Dr. Rice can visualize the underlying vasculature and dissolve old filler as needed. 

How do you fix “bad lip injections”?

Dr. Rice can effectively dissolve old filler with the use of hyaluronidase and ultra-high frequency handheld ultrasound technology.

Can you get lip injections while pregnant?

No, at this time, there has been no significant testing to determine the safety of lip fillers during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Therefore, the FDA recommends that pregnant and breastfeeding women refrain from getting lip fillers. 

Are lip fillers worth getting?

Most patients who get lip augmentation Chicago love the way lip fillers add volume and definition to their lips, smoothing wrinkles in the process. And, of course, because fillers are non-permanent, it’s something you can try, and if you don’t like it, the effects will slowly wear off.

Do lips sag after fillers?

It is possible for lips to sag after fillers wear off. This usually happens when patients are not conservative with the amount of filler they get.

If too much product is used in a lip augmentation procedure, it can actually stretch the skin when lips are at their biggest, and this can, in turn, leave the lips looking saggy and stretched once the filler is gone.

Book Your Lip Injections Consultation

Lip enhancement is a wonderful way to enhance your look and give a boost to your self-confidence. If you’re seeking the best lip augmentation in Chicago with lip fillers, please give DMR Aesthetics a call today to set up your first consultation appointment.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Dahlia Rice performs a range of plastic surgery procedures, including lip filler injections, at her Chicago IL practice. Contact us today to book your appointment and get the fuller lips you’ve always wanted.


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