What Are the Options for Having a Lip Enhancement Done?

Our lips are how we introduce ourselves to the world. This is probably why so many people are interested in creating fuller, plumper lips. There’s no need to live with lips that you’re less than satisfied with. There are ways to enhance your lips and create a fuller pout. The best part is that your lips can still look like your own. There are two main options to choose from when we’re talking about lip augmentation. These options are injections or implants. Lip injections have become the most common type of augmentation in recent years. They are typically done using dermal fillers. However, some people do opt to use fat-grafting injections. Take a look at what these options have to offer when it comes to creating supple, full lips that really speak.

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A Look at Lip Fillers

Lips fillers can be used to create fuller, natural-looking lips. This is a noninvasive procedure that helps patients to avoid the risk, recovery time and permanence of lip implants. Here are some of the main pros of choosing fillers:

  • Procedure is relatively simple
  • Short recovery time
  • Subtly improves appearance

Choosing the right injectable filler will depend on the level of lip growth you’re trying to achieve and how long you’d like the results to last. Popular options like Restylane® and Juvederm® are often used for lip enhancements. Dermal fillers that are used for lip injections are typically made from a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid that creates volume in the lip tissue.

What can you expect when you come in for an augmentation using an injectable filler? The procedure is very short. In fact, many patients choose to simply book an appointment during a lunch hour or before picking the kids up from school. The lip is numbed before small injections of filler are used on the area. Some people do experience lip sensitivity once the procedure is done. Simply avoiding putting any pressure on the lips for a short period of time should help to resolve any discomfort.

Lip Augmentation With Fat-Grafting Injections

Lip augmentation using a fat transfer is a newer method of plumping the lips. While it’s less common than fillers, this option does offer its own unique list of pros. Here’s a look at the benefits of this procedure:

  • Uses cells from your own body
  • Very little downtime
  • Long-lasting results
  • Very natural and supple look

The process involves removing a small amount of fat from an area of your body. That fat will then go through a process that involves filtering out dead and damaged cells. The healthy cells that are left over will then be used for the grafting process. Using healthy cells will allow for long-lasting, high-impact results. What’s more, using cells that are harvested from your own body greatly reduces the risk of your body rejecting them or experiencing an allergic reaction following the injection. The prepared cells will be injected directly into your lips.

Are You Interested in Learning More About Lip Enhancement Options?

It’s always important to seek any kind of lip procedure or augmentation from a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon. You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Rodgers to learn more about the procedures discussed above or to inquire about any other options for achieving the look you want for your lips. Our office offers a wide variety of innovative, cutting-edge procedures. Many of them can be done on your lunch break before you get back to your life without any signs that you’ve had a procedure done. Call today to make your appointment.