Before & After Gallery: Lip Augmentation
dr. funcik perfoms a natural appearing lip augmentation. an emphasis is on creating symmetry and a natural, contoured result. he has used many techniques (collagen, fat, restylane, juvederm, silicone, goretex® implants, alloderm, surgical advancement, etc.). his mainstay techniques are the hyaluronics for starters, with a rapid switch to silicone. silicone is permanent, but soft and natural. skillfully applied silicone actually creates less problems with long term lumps and bumps than repeated injections with hyaluronics, at substantial cost savings to the patient. in the aftermath of the silicone breast implant controversy (silicone is now available for breast implants and it is generally agreed that breast implants to not cause, delay the diagnosis or decrease the cure of breast cancer), many patients still have understandable concerns. silicone lip augmentation will probably always be “off label” by the fda (like botox® injections of the forehead and, until recently, the crows feet) but it is fda approved for breast implants, cheek and chin implants, and (for detached retinas) injecting in the eyeball.