47 Years Old ~ Needed a Boost :) - Richmond, VA
I had been researching Juvaderm for lip plumping...
Day 1 - 5: Juvederm
Had upper and lower lip filled conservatively with Juvederm in order to see how my lips reacted. The procedure went well ~ Dr. DeWire injected under my upper lip towards the very center of my nose in order to numb the area. The numbing injection was a "pinch" and then a mild burn from the numbing agent used ~ the area numbed VERY quickly.
After the area numbed, Dr. DeWire proceeded to fill my lips ~ absolutely no pain at all ~ I'm glad that I recieved the numb-shot ~ he warned me prior that it would sting and took it slow. Could not feel lip injections at all.
Very mild swelling and some bruising throughout the healing process. Going in on Monday to get final filler injected to the shape that I'd like.
I'm really glad that I decided to do this in two treatments, about one week apart ~ this will let Dr. DeWire view how my skin reacted to the Juvederm and how much Juvederm is needed to obtain the desired effect. My lips are naturally slim, with the bottom one being the most slim and I'd especially like to get the bottom lip fuller (we only did the center inch of the bottom lip).
I do also recieve chemotherapy on a regular basis for a medical condition, which was a contributing factor to do the Juvederm in two sessions, in case of any reactions to the preservatives used in the Juvederm :)
Juvederm Final Touch-Up
I'm really very happy with the results and am glad that I had 1cc first, waited, and then another 1cc. There is swelling today, as expected, and will decrease as days go by. Upon each injection, I looked at my lips in the hand-mirror and continued injecting until we reached the shape that I wanted. The Juvederm does soften up a lot and hold its place well (different for everyone though).
Here are pics of lips today after getting additional 1cc in lips ~ very happy! Dr. DeWire did a fantastic job, as always, and I'm sad that he's retiring ~ but he deserves it and has made many people happy with his skills :)
More photos right after Juvederm.
Day 2 after second syringe...
I know that I've said this before - but I'll say it again - I'm REALLY glad that I did this in 2 visits, 2 weeks apart - this allowed me to see how my lips reacted and how things "settled". I never had the 2nd day blow-up swelling that I've red about from other reviews - mine were a bit swollen on the day of the procedure, but never swelled beyond that point in the days following :)
Day 3 after second syringe - very happy :)
Minor bruising in the center of my upper lip, but nothing that cannot be covered with makeup :) My husband didn't know what I did and kept looking at me saying "you look very pretty", but still couldn't figure it out, until I told him - he thought I was wearing a new lipstick...
Dr. DeWire is absolutely fantastic and will be retiring soon ~ whomever he refers his clients to has some big shoes to fill with respect to both expertise and personality! Dr. DeWire provides very realistic expectations ~ his predictions of the outcome have always on point for myself and for other friends of mine who have had much more invasive procedures. I just recently tried Juveferm for fuller lips and I absolutely love the results! Before this, I had been receiving Botox between the brows from Dr. DeWire and have. Been very, very pleased with the smooth results (and no more tension headaches) in that particular area of the forehead. Really sad to see him retiring ~ he has made a LOT of women and men very happy over the years with his expertise. I completely trust his referral for the next cosmetic surgeon, but Dr. DeWire will be greatly missed! Much love Dr. DeWire and Mrs. DeWire! Enjoy your retirement!