What is Lip Augmentation?
Full, sensual lips have long been considered an aesthetic ideal. Lip augmentation with lip implants or dermal fillers plumps up lips and enhances the look of the entire face. Those who have thin lips can especially benefit from lip enhancement. Recovery time after a lip augmentation procedure is typically short, making lip enhancement one of the easiest ways to make the face more visually appealing.
Lip augmentation enlarges the lips through the use of a cosmetic lip filler or lip implants. Often performed in conjunction with face lift, brow lift, nose reshaping surgery, and cheek implant or chin implant procedures, lip augmentation methods enhance lips to create a look desired by both women and men.
Am I good candidate for a Lip Augmentation?
Anyone who desires fuller lips is a good candidate for lip augmentation. Women or Men who have thinning lips or wrinkles around their lip line due to aging can benefit greatly from lip enhancement.
What are the different techniques available?
One lip augmentation method involves the use of lip implants. Lip implants are shaped like a small tube and filled with synthetic material. A small needle is used to insert the implants into the lips through tiny incisions during this cosmetic surgery procedure. One benefit of this method of lip augmentation is that the results are long-lasting. Unlike injectable lip fillers, the implants are not absorbed into the body, but remain fixed in place.
Lip Augmentation with Fillers
With so many different types of injectable fillers available for lip enhancement, you are sure to find one that suits your needs. Common types of fillers include fat, collagen, and Restylane® . The effectiveness of each lip filler as well as the duration of each filler’s effects will vary. The lip augmentation procedure is quite simple, lasting only a few minutes and having a low incidence of lip sensitivity.
Lip Augmentation with Fat Transfer
Lip augmentation with fat transfer is a revolutionary method for improving the volume of the lips. With this form of cosmetic lip surgery, the doctor carefully prepares fat liposuctioned from one area of the body for injection into the lips. Since the tissue used in this method comes from your own body, it is less likely to be rejected by your body, and the result is supple, natural-looking lips.
What should I expect after my Lip Augmentation procedure?
The extent of your recovery will depend largely on which lip augmentation method you choose. For lip fillers, only a topical anesthetic to numb the injection site is typically required, and recovery consists of mild discomfort for one to two days. The healing period for lip implants and fat transfer is longer and may involve several weeks of recovery.
Very few patients experience significant complications with lip enhancement, but like all surgical procedures, risks do exist. Bleeding, infection, and swelling are a possibility with any surgery. Side effects more closely associated with lip augmentation include lumping, scarring, numbness, cold sores, and asymmetrical lips.
Why should I choose Head to Toe Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery for my Lip Augmentation?
At Head to Toe Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, We employ the latest techniques and technologies to achieve optimal results. We believe that you will not have a better experience or a better result anywhere. At Head to Toe Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery we strive for professionalism, courtesy, complete follow up and follow through.
The Benefits of Lip Augmentation
- Fuller, shapelier lips, and a more vivacious
- lip augmentation can give back one’s youthful appearance
- Give lips that are naturally thin, additional volume that they never had.