I was referred to Dr. J. Schmidt by MOH’s Surgeon Dr. Chapman after he took 3 cuts to remove basal cell cancer from my left nostril. Dr. Schmidt was very knowledgeable and explained well the procedures he would be performing to supply a skin graft to my nostril. He performed...
Doris M. Smith
I had lower eye lid surgery by Dr. Jeff and have been very happy with the results and the look of the eyelid since the surgery. I would like to recommend him to everyone for any surgery to the face. His bedside manner is great and he is very personal....
Jay Ann Tracey, June 6 2106
Recommendation for Dr. Jeffrey L. Schmidt Plastic Surgeon It is my pleasure to recommend Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt as an exceptional plastic surgeon. My wife saw Dr. Schmidt one day after having MOHs surgery to remove a basal cell cancer from the side of her nose. This procedure left her with...
Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt performed reconstructive surgery on my nose in June of 2015 due to numerous basal cell carcinomas and one of which could not be closed with MOH’s procedure. It was a fairly long surgery due to the previous procedures – I found Dr. Schmidt to be very caring...
Linda Pizzuto, Elizabeth, Colorado
I found, at age 81, I was going to need reconstructive surgery on my nose due to basal cell carcinoma. My MOHS surgeon had recommended Dr. Schmidt to me. I found Dr. Schmidt to be very professional and knowledgeable. His resume speaks volumes about him. He is passionate about his...
A pleasant experience. I had a melanoma removed from the bridge of my nose. After the removal, I had a large gaping hole in the middle of my forehead. That was when I was referred to Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt and his staff. His medical office is very pleasant, good music,...
Richard Stein, Centennial, Co.
I had surgery performed by Dr. Schmidt for cancer in my lower lip on the left side. He is an excellent surgeon and is very efficient. The nurse’s in the operating room are top notch. I am very pleased that I am looking as normal as I can. My wife...
Ronald S. Oolegard
What do you say about a doctor that gives you your face back? I had no nose! I had a large sore on my nose. A dermatologist took a large piece of my nose for biopsy. The results, cancer. Another dermatologist performed MOHS surgery. What that means is they keep...
Dr. Schmidt, This kind, friendly and very professional Doctor gets my vote for all anyone would look for in a Doctor. I am almost disappointed to be finished for now but would always hurry back if necessary.
Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt is truly a remarkable doctor that knows exactly how to take care of his patients from start to finish! When I first met Dr.Schmidt he explained all my symptoms and procedures we would have to treat with thorough and kindness, adding extra comfort which was well needed.
Peter M., Colorado
Had skin cancer on my nose which was removed from another Dr. and after 3 surgeries my nose still was lopsided...he fixed it with what little he had to work with and looks considerably better. At least I can breathe again! He is very professional, staff is friendly and very...
Dr. Schmidt is an excellent surgeon with high aspirations. He successfully repaired my very large facial wound from a melanoma excision. He was resourceful, diligent and persistent; resulting in an amazing surgical outcome. During all visits he was kind, courteous, confident, and complementary.
Dorothy D., Colorado
Dr. Schmidt is the best! He is patient and thorough. Answers all questions and concerns and makes you feel like you are his only patient. He made something that I've been insecure about for years, look absolutely beautiful. I highly recommend him to anyone!
Lauren G., Colorado
Dr. Schmidt is very knowledgeable and extremely pleasant, as is his staff. The reconstructive surgery following my melanoma removal surpassed all expectations. I highly recommend him.
John D., Colorado
My family and I are so appreciative of the incredible level of care and personal attention that Dr. Schmidt showed. His dedication to his patient was at a degree that rarely gets seen in today’s society. Dr. Schmidt truly embodies what every medical professional should strive to be.
Wendy R., Alabama
I am so thankful that Dr. Schmidt was on site in the ER upon my arrival and took the time to meticulously repair my full thickness facial lacerations. I have to say that, unless I point out my facial injury, people say “if you had not mentioned it, I never...
Jim T., Anesthetist, Nebraska
Dr. Schmidt did a procedure on my face and not only did an expert job, but followed it with superb aftercare. His background has involved re-building faces after traumas (i.e. disease, accident, birth defects). He truly loves his mission, and I would entrust him with any procedure that he may...
Andrea S., Florida
Dr. Schmidt is a talented and capable doctor; I allowed him to work on both myself and my husband and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
Loretta H., Alabama
Dr. Schmidt is the most caring, thorough and patient doctor I have ever encountered. He is there to make sure your outcome is the very best and that you are happy with the results...my look is a very natural one leaving no one to suspect that surgery was performed.
Full lips are one of the defining characteristics of youthful beauty. But over time, the lips may lose volume and take on a deflated appearance. For those with naturally thin lips or lips that have thinned with age, lip augmentation is a long-lasting solution.
The procedures offered by Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt allow patients to achieve ideal lip volume and a balanced facial appearance without extensive downtime. Whether you’d like to address the lower lip, upper lip, or both, Dr. Schmidt can restore aesthetic facial harmony through lip enhancement.
Contact Schmidt Facial Plastic Surgery to schedule a personal consultation for lip augmentation in Denver.
Explore Your Options for Lip Enhancement
Dr. Schmidt offers several customized procedures for lip enhancement. For those with very thin lips, some of these procedures may be combined during one operation to produce a dramatic improvement in lip shape and volume. Explore your options below to discover which procedure would best suit your needs.
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This surgical method of lip enhancement involves shortening the space between the nose and the upper lip (the philtrum). The procedure begins with an incision placed in the natural skin crease below the nose. The lip tissues are then lifted, and excess skin is trimmed. This shortens the philtrum and allows more of the pigmented part of the upper lip to show. This also gives the upper lip a fuller, more upturned appearance.
Since this procedure is minimally invasive, recovery is tolerable. It’s common for patients to experience swelling and feelings of tightness along the incisions. These temporary symptoms usually resolve on their own within five to seven days. While you’ll be able to resume most of your regular activities shortly after the procedure, most patients take a week off work due to swelling. The results of a lip lift are permanent.
Patients who don’t feel ready for surgery opt for dermal fillers. Most fillers include hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that occurs naturally in the skin. Hyaluronic acid is essential in tissue repair and helps skin cells bind to water. When injected into the lips, this gel-like substance provides natural-looking volume and smooths out lip lines. The entire procedure takes less than 30 minutes to perform.
Lip injections require virtually no downtime or recovery. Patients may have slight bruising, redness, or swelling, but these side effects usually subside within a day or two.
Although the results of lip injections are not permanent, they’re an excellent choice for those who don’t mind coming in for touch-up sessions. Most patients will need to return for follow-up treatment every six to eight months.
Fat grafting (also called fat transfer) is a less invasive surgical option for lip augmentation that produces long-term results. It’s also a great option for patients who are seeking a natural alternative to synthetic fillers. Because it uses the patient’s natural fat, there is a low risk of adverse reaction.
During this procedure, fat is taken from the patient’s body and processed using a state-of-the-art filtration technology called Puregraft. This technique offers significant advantages over traditional methods, and it is much better at removing impurities from the fat. Once the fat has been processed, it is carefully injected into the lips to enhance shape and volume.
Post-procedure symptoms include soreness, bruising, and swelling at both the injection and donor sites. These symptoms usually peak within the first few days and fully resolve by two weeks. The results of fat grafting are long lasting; the transferred fat that establishes a blood supply in the area will remain long-term.
Ideal Candidates for Lip Augmentation
Many patients seek lip augmentation because their lips have lost volume with age. Other patients feel that their lips never had the ideal amount of volume. In either case, lip augmentation can effectively address these concerns.
Lip enhancement provides the following benefits:
Adds volume to the lips
Improves lip shape
Balances asymmetrical lips
Increases lip projection
Ideal candidates for lip enhancement are in good general health but are dissatisfied with the appearance of their lips due to genetics, aging, and other factors. Dr. Schmidt offers several techniques for enhancing the lips, and the right technique for you depends on your cosmetic preferences and ultimate goals.
At your initial consultation, Dr. Schmidt will help you explore your full range of options. Taking into consideration your anatomy and aesthetic goals, he will create a personalized treatment plan. Whether you’d prefer a non-surgical option or a permanent solution, the team at Schmidt Facial Plastic Surgery is dedicated to making your aesthetic goals a reality.
Contact Schmidt Facial Plastic Surgery to schedule a personal consultation for lip augmentation in Denver.
FAQs About Lip Augmentation
Will a Surgical Lip Lift Give Me Visible Scars?
Patients are understandably concerned about the potential for visible scars after surgery, but a lip lift produces very minimal scarring. Dr. Schmidt’s meticulous technique ensures that any resultant scars are well camouflaged and, in most cases, imperceptible.
When Will I See the Final Results of My Lip Enhancement?
Patients who undergo lip augmentation with dermal fillers will see an immediate improvement in shape and volume. As swelling subsides, the results will be apparent in just a few days.
Due to residual swelling, the results of a lip lift take longer to become visible. Most of the swelling should subside after about two weeks. At this point, the results will have fully settled.
After fat transfer, it’s common for a small portion of the transferred fat cells to be reabsorbed by the body. Therefore the final results may take a few months to fully mature. By around three months, the results of fat transfer should be visible.
Are There Any Activity Restrictions After Lip Augmentation?
Dermal fillers require very minor activity restrictions. After your lip injections, you should avoid strenuous exercise for about 24-48 hours.
For those who undergo a lip lift or fat transfer to the lips, strenuous activity should be avoided for about seven to 10 days.
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With over 10 years of surgical experience, Dr. Schmidt focuses on each patient’s unique needs, concerns, and goals to provide a beautiful, natural result for cosmetic, reconstructive and non-surgical procedures. View Dr. Schmidt’s before and after photos to see the results other patients have achieved.