4 Options for Lip Enhancement
Having full and shapely lips can work wonders for your appearance. Not everyone can be born with full lips, but that’s why there are plenty of options out there for lip enhancement. Our Philadelphia, PA plastic surgery and cosmetic skin care center offers surgical and non-surgical approaches to lip enhancement that can be customized to meet your needs.
The team at Jefferson Plastic Surgery would like to compare four options for lip enhancement below. We’ll weigh the benefits so you understand which may be right for you.
Dermal Fillers to Plump Up the Lips
Dermal fillers are cosmetic injectables that are designed to add volume to the injection site. They offer temporary lip enhancement that will last for up to several months. Repeat dermal filler injections can be performed as needed to prolong the results. Common dermal fillers used on the lips include JUVÉDERM and Restylane®.
The Benefits of Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are a non-surgical solution and involve little downtime, meaning you can return to many normal activities immediately after treatment. Even though the results are temporary, they are quite pleasing and satisfy many patients enough to request repeat injections.
Fat Transfer for Fuller Lips
Also known as microlipoinjection, fat transfer refers to the use of a patient’s own body fat to add volume to the injection area. It’s similar to dermal fillers in that regard. To get this body fat, liposuction is performed, usually on the abdominal region or the buttocks. The extracted fat is spun in a centrifuge and then injected into the lips to enhance their appearance.
The Benefits of Fat Transfer
With fat transfer, patients receive the benefits of lip enhancement as well as some targeted fat removal. There is no risk of an allergic or adverse reaction to the injection since it’s the patient’s own fat that is used.
Some of the fat will be naturally absorbed back into the body, but the remaining fat injected into the lips will have lasting enhancement benefits.
Custom Lip Implants
For a permanent lip augmentation solution, you may want to consider lip implants. Custom crafted from high-grade materials, lip implants are surgically positioned into the lip area through incisions made inside the mouth. When lip implants are in place, they offer remarkable fullness and shapeliness.
The Benefits of Lip Implants
Lip implants offer great results that last far longer than even fat injections. Since these lip implants are suited to the patient, there is greater ability by the plastic surgeon to truly achieve the results a person is after.
Make-Up and Lip Enhancement Products
Sometimes people want to enhance their lips without surgery or the use of minimally invasive procedures. That’s where make-up and lip enhancement products can be essential. Easily obtainable lip maximizers, lip enhancers, and lip plumpers come in many different varieties.
The Benefits of Make-Up and Products
Lip enhancing make-up is a great option to consider if you want an affordable option for lip enhancement that does not involve any surgery or injections. Of course, the benefits of these products end once you wipe your mouth clean.
Learn More about Lip Enhancement
For more information about lip enhancement and how it can benefit you, be sure to contact our team of cosmetic plastic surgeons. The team at Jefferson Plastic Surgery is here to help you look your absolute best.