Lips are an important part of our lives. They frame your smile, are used to kiss the ones you love, and are the key to whistling happy tunes. Some people are satisfied with the look of their lips while others want to make their lips fuller. Due to age and other factors, many people have lost volume in their lips, leaving them aged and wrinkled. Lip augmentation can enhance or restore a fuller shape to your lips and help you get fuller, more luscious lips.
Common Questions About Lip Augmentation
Am I a Good Candidate for Lip Augmentation?
There are many reasons why a person would want to undergo lip enhancement.
- Achieving a more sensuous look
- Providing more balance to facial features
- Restoring lost volume and shape
- Increasing self-confidence in their appearance
Be sure to discuss your own reasons with the cosmetic surgeon during your consultation visit.
Types of Fillers Used in Lip Augmentation
There are various methods used to augment the lips, including the use of implants. The most common way to increase lip size is with injectable fillers. The following are just some of the more common fillers used, including Restylane, a recent development in cosmetic surgery. Each of these fillers has its own set of benefits and risks.
The most common are:
Collagen: A protein found in our bodies, collagen provides support to various areas of the body, including the lips. For cosmetic surgery purposes, collagen is produced from purified bovine tissue collagen. This product can be produced in various thicknesses to meet individual patient needs. However, a skin test for allergic reactions is required before receiving collagen.
Fat: Fat from one’s own body is another form of filler used to plump the lips. Because the fat comes from the patient’s body, there is no risk of any allergic reaction occurring.
Restylane: This product is a non-animal, biodegradable gel based on hyaluronic acid, another substance found in our own bodies. Because collagen is non-animal based, an allergic reaction occurring is highly unlikely.
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