Lip augmentation can be performed using special synthetic implants or injectable fillers. If you were born with thin lips, or if you’ve seen your lips flatten out over time, you may want to consider some type of lip augmentation.
Injectable Fillers for Lip Enhancement
The most popular method of lip augmentation these days uses hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane or Juvéderm. Cosmetic surgeons inject these agents into thin areas of the lips to add volume and create the plump appearance patients desire. Other agents that have been used for lip augmentation include collagen, natural fat, and liquid silicone. Patients appreciate lip enhancement with dermal fillers for the immediate results that often require no downtime.
Lip Enhancement Techniques
In lip augmentation, Dr. Frenzel will address the inner lip, the lipstick lines, and the outer mouth. The goal is to increase the ‘kissable’ area while reducing wrinkles around the mouth. Some patients may only need increased volume, while others can benefit from some additional reshaping and skin rejuvenation. Lip augmentation can be a very precise art; care must be taken to maintain the natural lines and borders of the lips.
Hyaluronic acid fillers (Restylane, Juvederm) typically produce results that last 4-6 months, though some patients have reported results lasting longer. Minor bruising and swelling can occur, but will subside after a brief period of time.
Other methods of lip augmentation use a synthetic (usually Silicone or Gore-Tex) implant that is surgically placed within the lips. This can be performed under local anesthesia. This may be an appropriate option for the patient who has grown tired of the temporary effects achieved with dermal fillers. For more information on the risks, benefits, and cost of lip augmentation, contact BodEvolve today.