There are two ways to augment your lips: injections or implants. Lip implants, while longer-lasting, pose several surgical and postsurgical risks that can easily be avoided by choosing a dermal filler to improve the shape, symmetry, and projection of your lips.
The main ingredient in lip injections is hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the body and is essential for holding moisture. Dr. Brueck offers dermal fillers from the trusted Juvederm and Restylane families, both of which are FDA approved for lip augmentation.
How Long do Lip Fillers Last?
The length of time your lip augmentation with dermal fillers lasts depends largely on the type of filler used.
Juvederm and Restylane will produce results for six months. Volbella, a Juvederm product, can provide volume and shape for 12 months. With Vollure, another Juvederm product, your lips may retain fullness for up to 18 months.
Are Lip Injections Expensive?
Lip injections can range in cost depending on your location, but the average treatment costs around $600. Because hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring, nontoxic, and safe for daily use, it is okay to repeat lip injections as often as you see fit. The more consistent you are in your maintenance, the more consistently attractive your results will be.
Lip implants can range in cost from $2,500 to $5,000+ depending on factors unique to each patient. Implants also come with surgical risks such as bleeding, infection, and poor wound healing, and will require a recovery period with limited activity. There are no such risks or restrictions with lip fillers.
Should I Consider Lip Augmentation?
If you desire lips that are fuller, more symmetrical, and more pronounced, lip augmentation is for you. During your initial consultation with Dr. Brueck, we will listen to your concerns, assess your problem areas, and help you understand all of your options.
When completed with dermal fillers, lip enhancement is fast, safe, and reliable. If you would like to learn more – or if you would like to schedule a consultation – please call Beauty by Brueck at 239-939-5233 today. We have offices in Punta Gorda, Cape Coral, and Fort Myers.