What is Lip Augmentation?
June 20, 2016
Lip augmentation is a technique performed in which one or both lips are plumped. As we age, our lips sometimes seem to become thinner, as if they were being stretched outward. The natural dove-tail swoops become less apparent, and this gives us an unwanted stern or tight-lipped expression. Several different lip augmentation procedures exist, but one of the most common uses injectable fillers that contain hyaluronic acid. The acid draws in moisture and adds volume to the lips, giving them a more youthful appearance. Our trained cosmetic professional can examine a client’s lips and quickly determine which type of dermal filler to use and the amount of acid that needs to be injected. If you’re concerned about thinning lips and how they are detracting from your appearance, consider lip augmentation.
Types of Lip Plumping Treatments
Injection fillers are very popular. These include fat transfer fillers and acid fillers. Fat transfer fillers use fatty tissue that is collected from a different part of the body, mixed with a solution and injected beneath the skin. The fatty tissue remains in place for a very long time and changes the shape of the lip dramatically.
An acid filler is a solution of water, salt and hyaluronic acid. This type of acid actually occurs naturally in the body, but only in small amounts. When concentrated and injected beneath the surface of the lip, the acid draws in moisture and adds volume and shape to the lips. Surgery is an alternative to plumping techniques. Lip implants are another form of permanent augmentation.
During a Consultation
When we schedule a consultation with a client to discuss lip augmentation, we will review the steps involved with each type of treatment mentioned above. We will also examine the lips closely to determine whether dermal fillers alone will be sufficient to bring about the desired results. If acid fillers are deemed a suitable treatment, we will schedule the session and advise the client on how to prepare.
Learn More About Lip Augmentation
You have choices regarding lip enhancement. To learn about which option is best for you, schedule a consultation at Transformations Plastic Surgery in Rockford. During this meeting, you can get all the facts about lip augmentation and the various treatment options, including dermal fillers, fat transfer injections, lip implants and other surgical techniques. Contact our office today to book your appointment. Lip augmentation may be all that you need to achieve your aesthetic goals.