Kissable lips are always desirable – especially just before Valentine’s Day! If you’ve been considering lip augmentation, you still have time to fit treatments in before the upcoming holiday. At Berlet Plastic Surgery, our job is to help you achieve results you can really fall in love with. Find out about your options in this post.
What Is Lip Augmentation?
Any cosmetic procedure that enhances, changes, or alters the shape and appearance of your lips technically qualifies as lip augmentation. But augmentation comes in many forms, all the way from temporary dermal fillers to more permanent surgical procedures to draw more of the inner lip forward.
Generally speaking, surgical alteration of the lips isn’t common. Instead, the vast majority of patients opt for temporary (yet effective) dermal fillers, like Restylane and Juvederm. Treatment with injectables like these is quick, less invasive, and produces remarkable results in a much shorter period of time.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are FDA-approved cosmetic injectable medications specifically designed for use in aesthetics. This includes collagen injections, hyaluronic acid injections, and fat injections taken from your own body, too.
Most modern lip augmentation formulas contain hyaluronic acid, rather than fat or collagen. This is a naturally-occurring substance found in human tissue; it maintains moisture balance, keeping skin smooth, even, and plump. In lip augmentation, hyaluronic acid’s natural ability to plump tissue adds volume and balance.
Dermal fillers containing hyaluronic acid are preferred over other options, like collagen, fat, or silicone. Because HA is a naturally-occurring substance, the body more easily adjusts to its presence in tissue. This lowers your risk for allergies, dermatitis, swelling, and bruising after treatment.
Best of all, some researchers believe HA has the ability to boost collagen production within the body, too. Occasional injections may slow or even remove common signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles or loss of elasticity around the lips.
Is Lip Augmentation Right for You?
Dermal fillers containing hyaluronic acid have a very low risk profile. In fact, they’re appropriate for nearly all reasonably healthy patients who want to add volume, plump the lips, or even erase fine lines just above the lip line. In just a few short days, you can have kissable, gorgeous, Instagram-worthy lips – with almost no downtime!
You don’t have to struggle with issues like a thin upper lip, uneven lips, or a lack of volume at the sides of the mouth anymore. In as little as one or two sessions, you can regain confidence in your own smile! Book your consultation with Berlet Plastic Surgery now.