Some people are born with naturally full and well-contoured lips while others are not, and in many instances lip volume is lost as we age. The good news is that it is not impossible to get the look you are going for, with the range of safe and effective lip augmentation options available with the help of an experienced cosmetic surgeon.
There are a lot of choices based on what your goals are, which can seem overwhelming, but can also allow you to tailor the perfect treatment. Here are the different types of lip augmentation treatments currently available:
Injectable Fillers: The most popular and straightforward treatment for lip augmentation, injectables are soft tissue fillers that add instant volume and contour to the lips on a temporary basis. Fillers look and feel natural and have no downtime or long-term commitment involved, making them great for special occasions or trying out a new look. The procedure involves only a brief injection session, with little pain or discomfort. In addition to volume, fillers can be used to precisely shape the lips for a sensual and youthful appearance. Fillers last three to four months on average, but can last six months or more in some cases. Common fillers include hyaluronic acid formulas like Restylane® and Juvederm®. The downside of fillers is that they must be repeated to preserve results.