Women today know that full lips are a desirable trait, but not many women are born with lips as full as they’d like. What’s more—the aging process is often responsible for depleting some of the natural lip volume women are born with, making it even harder to maintain that youthful pout. Luckily, today’s cosmetic procedures, both surgical and nonsurgical, can help you to achieve the full lips you’ve always wanted. Through lip enhancement, your facial plastic surgeon can work to create lips that are more noticeable, better balanced with your other features, and as feminine as you hoped.
What Is Lip Enhancement All About?
A lip augmentation procedure, or enhancement, is designed to create or restore fullness to the lips. Those born with thinner, undefined lips and those who have seen their lips thin with age can both benefit from lip enhancement procedures. It can be frustrating not to have full lips to play up with your favorite lipstick or to achieve the look you want in photos. Dramatic features are in these days, so lip enhancement could be a good choice for you if you feel your lips need some improvement.
Temporary Lip Augmentation With Injectables
There are several ways to enhance the lips without surgery, although your results won’t be permanent. Methods like dermal filler treatment can deliver real, noticeable results without recovery, downtime, or high risks. These options can be a good way to get a preview of what your permanent lip enhancement might be like, to have great lips for a special occasion, or to choose a low-risk method that works for you.
Dermal fillers can also be used to plump the lips without surgery, especially hyaluronic acid derivations like Juvederm Injectable Gel. Injections can be performed in-office without recovery and will create an instant fullness for the lips. Another naturally occurring protein in the body, hyaluronic acid can be used to plump the lips for four to six months on average. Speak to your facial plastic surgeon about the lip enhancement technique that will be best suited to your own needs.
Surgical Lip Enhancement With Grafting and Implants
If you’re looking for a way to enhance your lips without frequent touch-up visits with your facial plastic surgeon, you might be eligible for one of two surgical methods for achieving real results.
You may be a good candidate for Perma Facial Implants, a soft silicone implant that can be surgically inserted into the lips to create a permanently enhanced look. Approved by the FDA in 2007, Perma Facial implants are soft but solid to create a natural look and feel. The procedure is fairly quick to perform and involves very little healing and recovery. Talk to your facial plastic surgeon if you’re looking for a permanent lip enhancement option.
Another technique is sternocleidomastoid muscles and fascia grafts which can be made to the lips in order to contour, shape, and enhance the lips. During this procedure, muscle grafts can be taken from the back of the patient’s neck and inserted into the lips through two small incisions in the corners of the mouth. Because the grafts are from the same patient, there is no chance of rejection or allergic reaction. Your facial plastic surgeon can used these muscles and tissue to create lips in the shape, size, and volume that will best suit your other features and meet your own desired results.
Plan Your Lip Enhancement Consultation Today
To learn more about the many ways you can enhance your lips, contact the Aesthetic Surgery Center to book an appointment with Dr. Anurag Agarwal, Dr. Richard Maloney, or Dr. William Ross. They have been featured on many of the major news networks, including ABC, NBC, and FOX, as recognized experts on a variety of plastic surgery topics. Dr. Agarwal, Dr. Maloney, and Dr. Ross believe that educating and communicating with their patients are the keys to achieving successful, natural-looking results. Book your appointment at the Aesthetic Surgery Center, located at 1175 Creekside Parkway, Suite 100, in Naples, FL, by calling (239) 594-9100.