Lip augmentation is one of the fastest growing cosmetic procedures amongst men and women. If you are considering lip enhancement, you have two options — silicone implants and injectable fillers. Lip augmentation via injectable fillers is quickly becoming the preferred choice, and here is what you can expect from the treatment.
What Is Lip Augmentation with Injectable Fillers?
Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that adds volume to the lips. The traditional technique for lip enhancement is via silicone implants, but these devices have limitations, such as an unnatural feel to the lips and little to no customization due to the standardized sizing of the implants.
How Lip Augmentation via Injectable Fillers Works
The injectable fillers that are used for this treatment are the same or similar to those used for reducing lines and wrinkles on your face. The products contain ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, that work to add volume in the skin. When these injectable fillers are used for lip enhancement, you not only have fuller lips, but the treatment also helps with:
- Fine lines around the lips, such as vertical lip lines
- Asymmetry between the upper and lower lip or left and right side of the lips
- Smoothing out small imperfection or dimples in the lips
Injectable fillers can be customized to your needs more precisely than silicone implants.
Procedure for Lip Augmentation via Injectable Fillers
This is a minimally-invasive procedure that requires no incisions or downtime, and you will not have scars from the treatment. Lip enhancement with dermal fillers takes less than one hour.
We may choose one or more dermal fillers to achieve the look that you want from your lip augmentation. Each filler is injected into the lips at several sites to create a consistent appearance. The results may last several months or longer, depending on the specific dermal fillers that are used. We recommend that you schedule follow-up treatments to maintain the look of your lip augmentation. We will discuss the scheduling of these appointments during your consultation.
Contact Us Today to Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in this treatment, the professionals at Smith Facial Plastics would be more than happy to discuss your options with you. We are conveniently located in Gahanna, OH. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!