The Lip Augmentation Procedure
Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure designed to enhance the size and shape of your lips and there are several different options available offering both temporary and permanent results. There numerous materials used for lip augmentation and a satisfying outcome can be achieved with the implantation of synthetic or organic materials. Lip augmentation with injectable fillers is one of the most popular facial rejuvenation procedures today and the most common non-surgical lip augmentations implement hyaluronic acid fillers. Dermal fillers are known for providing exceptional results however with so many variations, the right filler for you depends on several factors. Some fillers are more effective than others while the longevity of filler results differ so it is important to discuss all of your options during your consultation with Dr. V. Lip augmentation with injectable fillers only take a few minutes and require virtually no downtime. Oftentimes, injectable fillers are ideal for lip augmentation because they are durable and can be used to shape lips in a variety of natural ways.
Less common, lip augmentation utilizing fat transfer is a revolutionary method of improving your lip volume. During this procedure, Dr. V will carefully prepare a small amount of fat that has been removed from a different area of your body before injecting it into your lips. Since the tissue comes from your own body, it is far less likely to be rejected and your results are supple and natural. Lip augmentation with fat transfer only requires a few hours of downtime before you can resume your normal routine. Surgical lip augmentation is an effective solution for anyone who desires to have permanently fuller and more appealing lips.
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In addition to treating lips that patients feel are too small, Dr. V also performs lip augmentation for:
- Thin lips
- Flat lips
- Drooping lips
- Wrinkles and lines
- Loose skin
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