Lip fillers are injected into precisely targeted areas of the lips to produce a fuller, more symmetrical, and complimentary appearance. Restylane and Juvederm are two of the most popular dermal fillers for lip augmentation. Both are capable of producing pleasing results for several months with maintenance treatments available for longer-lasting perfection.
The best candidates for lip augmentation are people who are unhappy with deflated, asymmetrical, or otherwise unappealing lips. Through lip augmentation, natural-looking volume can be added to bring the lips in line with surrounding facial features and produce an overall more consistent look. Well-tolerated and generally considered safe, dermal fillers are appropriate for several patients – even those who may not be good candidates for surgical alternatives.
Surgical Lip Enhancement
Some people choose to augment their lips with silicone implants. These can produce a long-lasting and reliable fullness but come with risks that do not apply to lip fillers. Issues such as implant migration, which can cause an unpleasant appearance and increase risks for infection are possible with implants. Lip implants are also more likely to show edges, allowing them to look fake and distracting.
Surgical lip enhancement comes with risks of infection, excess bleeding, and visible scars. As with all surgeries, a recovery period and limitations on certain activities will be required following surgical lip enhancement as well. Lip augmentation with dermal fillers is free of all of these complications.
The active ingredient in dermal fillers used for lip augmentation is hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally in humans. Necessary for moisture retention and volume, hyaluronic acid begins to diminish as we age. Through dermal fillers, this substance can be restored, helping to produce additional volume and create a more appealing and youthful pout.
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If you are curious to learn what lip augmentation can do for you, call Beauty by Brueck at 239-939-5233 to schedule your initial consultation at our Fort Myers, Punta Gorda, or Cape Coral office today.