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Everything You Need to Know About Lip Fillers

Upload: June 19, 2016

Hyaluronic acid fillers (Restylane Silk, Juvederm Ultra) will last 6-9 months.  Most will need fill-up by 4-6 months to maintain volume.

Avoid icing and post-injection manipulation the first night to prevent excessive swelling.

Touch-ups are best peformed 1-2 weeks after injection when all the swelling is gone.

Pain is tolerable and numbing cream also helps.  Dr. Mao uses cannulas which further minimize pain level during injection.

Fat grafting into the red part of the lip is cautioned as the mobility of the lip may decrease fat survival.

Avoid permanent materials placed into the lip.  Give yourself the option to change your mind.

Not all big lips look good, it is important to highlight the natural beauty and curvature of the lip.


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I wanted to thank everyone especially Dr. Johnny Mao for the wonderful treatment I received. I had a surgical procedure done to remove a basal cell cancer on my cheek area. Dr Mao and the entire staff were fantastic. The admission process, the surgery and the results, again, fantastic. I can't say enough about everyone. . .

My experience with Dr. Mao has been nothing but pleasant. My first appointment I meet with him and talked about my options and took pictures. He had done morphed photos to show me what my nose could potentially look like. He was very personable he made sure that I was comfortable during appointments and gave. . .

I will always be grateful to you for your thoughtfulness and consideration, also the wonderful work you have done on my face. Your wonderful bedside manner and keeping in touch with me is comparable to none. Your staff is excellent and your work as a family. You made me comfortable the minute I met you. . .

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