Full lips are associated with beauty and youth all over the world. For as far back as centuries, different cultures and tribes have used different methods to enhance the shape and fullness of the lips. There are many products on the market these days that claim to help make lips look bigger. While these products may have a temporary effect on some people who purchase and apply them, to truly increase the size and shape of the lips seeing a plastic or cosmetic surgeon is the best method.
Plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons are trained in how to enhance the appearance of the human body, especially the face. A person’s face is a very intimate part of who a person is, yet it is also a very recognizable feature because it is something that is put forth to everyone. Lip enhancement can be surgical or non surgical and use biological or biocompatible products to add volume to the lips. The most common non surgical lip augmentation is done with acid fillers such as Juvederm. The acid is injected into the lips and will temporarily add a “plump” appearance. Reputable plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons are able to inject acid with precise control and customize the results for each patient.
Surgical procedures for lip augmentation are more complicated, but generally have longer lasting results. Fat injections from fat transfers are can replenish the lost volume from the lips and replace it with fat that is excessive from other parts of the body.
With most lip augmentation procedures the down time is quick. For instance, patients who undergo a lip enhancement procedure on a Friday will return to their normal activities before the weekend closes.
Talk to your doctor today if you are desiring to have fuller, more youthful lips.
Posted on behalf of Dr. John Kayal, Northwest Georgia Dermatology