When to Choose Lip Fillers Over Lip Implants
February 8, 2016
It can be difficult to look in the mirror and not like what you see looking back at you. You may be satisfied with the entire appearance of your face with the exception of one of your features. Every time you look in the mirror, the feature you don’t like is what you will see first and what you will look at the longest: your lips.
For a lot of people, the feature they want to change is their lips. Many people have thin lips that make them look older and angry. When they smile, their lips all but disappear.
Thankfully, there are multiple procedures available that can add fullness to your lips. The two most popular are lip implants and lip fillers. The question is, which one is going to be right for you?
If a person is going to use their own body fat as a filler for their lips, liposuction may need to be performed in another part of the body to gather the fat, which will then be cleaned and reinserted into the body.
Lip injections are temporary. This could be a good thing or a bad thing. It could be a good thing if you are not happy with the results you get from the filler. The practitioner who performed the procedure can immediately inject your lips with a substance that will undo the lip augmentation.
However, the temporary nature of lip fillers can also be a downside, especially if you like the results the procedure produces. Every 4 to 6 months, you may have to go back in and have the procedure repeated in order to maintain the desired results. This is because the filler material is eventually absorbed into your body.
Lip implants, on the other hand, are designed to be a permanent solution. It should retain its shape and size indefinitely.
Another benefit of lip implants is that they are smooth and symmetrical. This means that your mouth is also going to be symmetrical.
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Both lip implants and lip injections are viable ways to augment the size of your lips. Your lifestyle and your priorities will determine which procedure is right for you.
Contact Transformations Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation.