Don't freak out. The $4500 wasn't one treament.
At first we used Perlane, but it kinda hurt whenever there was pressure on it, and I can't imagine enjoying kissing with that in there. The last time, I used Restylane. Much better.
The doctor is one of the most caring, nurturing, and accommodating people I've ever known. She really cares if you're happy with the results.
I started out with an almost nonexistent upper lip. I had had color tattooed on above the vermillion part of the lip, but the natural edge of my lip stuck out a little so that if you had a discerning eye, you could tell I was cheating. I wanted her to make a "lip edge" at the outer edge of the tattooed-on part & fill the rest with Perlane/Restylane so it would look like my natural lip edge was at the edge of the tattoo. SHE DID IT!! For the lower lip, no artistry was needed, just filler.
For a while I had the most wonderful lips. Unfortunately, my body did a good job of getting rid of the filler so I kept having to go back for more. Each cc was $550. I could probably have had an autologous fat transfplant to my lips for the $4500 I've paid.
Now the doc is on a long vacation, my lips are shrinking, and I'm not sure what to do. The doc who did my tummy tuck does lips, but I've seen his work on one woman & he just seems to plump them up without regard to their shape. Last time I saw her (the patient of the TT doc), her lips were pretty crooked.
Anyway, I highly recommend the doctor named above (below?) once she gets back from vacation in November. I'm going to have her do a fat transplant then.