We are following all CDC Guidelines for patient and staff protection against COVID-19 Please read the following new policy for the office of Frank W. Shagets, M.D. Effective Monday, March 23, 2020 Patient appointments are temporarily limited based on CDC guidelines. Please do not ask for exceptions at this time. Patients will be prescreened via a phone call prior to your appointment and again when you arrive. Be sure to bring your completed paperwork that was mailed to you, to your appointment. If you need assistance completing paperwork, call the office prior to your appointment. If completed paperwork is not with you, you will have to reschedule your appointment. Please bring your own personal hand sanitizer and Kleenex for your use. Bathrooms are closed. Please void prior to your appointment at home, as facilities are not currently available for your use.

We ask that you come into your appointment alone and all visitors remain in the car. Your temperature will be taken. You will be asked the following:

Office phones will be answered 8am - noon. If you call outside of those hours, please leave a message and all calls will be answered within 24 hours. The office will remain closed to all entries other than necessary patient appointments. Please do not be alarmed if you see staff in protective equipment, this is simply for patient and staff safety in our efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus. CDC recommended hygiene

For more information please visit CDC.gov.

Achieve Fuller Lips with Implants

As we age, our lips can lose volume and shape, prematurely aging us and altering our appearance. Vertical lines can appear after volume loss, accentuating the thinner lip shape. If you have tried “lip-plumping” glosses or balms, or are unhappy with the look of your lips, Facial Aesthetic & Laser Center can provide a permanent enhancement with lip implants or a combination with injectables at our Joplin, MO, practice. Dr. Frank W. Shagets is board-certified in facial and reconstructive surgery, and has been successfully helping patients achieve greater confidence and a better quality of life for over 30 years. 

Before and after lip implants
Lip implants offer permanent methods for achieving fuller, younger-looking lips.

Determining Your Candidacy

Patients looking to improve their overall appearance through lip implants should be in good health, with no existing medical conditions that could slow or prevent healing. During a consultation, Dr. Shagets will review your health history to determine if you are a good candidate.

While dermal fillers offer short-term effects, lip implants are the best options for patients seeking permanent results.

In addition, it is important that patients have reasonable expectations for the procedure and understand the risks involved with any facial cosmetic surgery, such as implant rejection, infection, scarring, or loss of sensation. 

Before beginning any procedure, our team will review detailed information with you so that you understand the predicted outcomes and associated risks for the procedure.

The Implant Procedure

For the benefit of our patients, Dr. Shagets offers treatment in-office, which keeps costs down and also provides a more private setting. Dr. Shagets’ extensive training and experience allow us to offer this benefit, and we are the only office-based surgical center for facial and reconstructive surgery in the four-state area. Each patient’s care is unique, but the lip implant procedure generally consists of several steps:

  • To begin, Dr. Shagets will administer local anesthetic in the surgical area to completely numb your lips. You should feel minimal discomfort during the procedure. Dr. Shagets can also provide sedation medications to help you feel more at ease during the length of the procedure.
  • Dr. Shagets will carefully make small incisions in one corner of the mouth.
  • The inner lip area will be shaped and prepared in order to accept the lip implant.
  • Dr. Shagets will insert the lip implant, threading it through and trimming the material to ensure the fit and position are correct for the most aesthetic appearance.
  • Finally, the incisions are closed with sutures and the procedure is complete.

From start to finish, the lip implant procedure takes about one hour to complete.

Recovery & Aftercare

Recovery after a lip implant treatment is relatively short and most patients find they can return to daily routines within just a couple days of surgery. While inflammation or bruising around the lip area is common, side effects usually only last for a week to ten days. About a week after the procedure, Dr. Shagets will remove the sutures and ensure the surgical site is properly healing. Typically, minimal pain or soreness occurs during the recovery process, and any pain can be managed with over-the-counter medications. 

Contact Facial Aesthetic & Laser Center

While dermal fillers offer short-term effects, lip implants are the best options for patients seeking permanent results. For more information on our lip enhancement procedures, as well as our affordable treatment pricing, contact our office. We are pleased to offer medical financing options, CareCredit® and Prosper Financing, which offer reduced interest rates (or no interest rate at all) for qualifying patients. Call us at (417) 623-5111 to learn more and speak with a member of our team. 

Dr. Shagets

Dr. Frank Shagets

Dr. Shagets is a board-certified facial and reconstructive surgeon with over 30 years of experience. He is proud to be affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including:

~ The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
~ The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
~ The American Rhinologic Society

For more information about our services, contact our office online or call (417) 623-5111 today.

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My results are fantastic. Dr. Shagets is a profectionist, which I love. He is very gentle and thorough. He even came in on a Saturday to check out a concern I had... it was only a stitch! I would highly recommend Dr. Shagets.

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