In their desire to achieve plumper, more defined lips, more women are choosing lip augmentation, and they have several options to choose from. However, the use of dermal fillers is one of the most popular alternatives used to increase lip size and volume. It is a safe and effective way to get sensuous, attractive looking lips.
Who is a good candidate?
Lip augmentation impacts how individuals see themselves, and as with other cosmetic procedures, the decision is a very personal one. If you have lips that are naturally thin and flat, and would like them to be fuller, then you would be a good candidate for lip augmentation. Patients, who wish to restore lip volume and shape, or have fine lip lines and wrinkles as a result of aging, are also good candidates.
Lip Augmentation Procedure
Lip augmentation is performed on an outpatient basis, and takes about 15 minutes on average. A very tiny needle is used to input the injectable filler. The more popular types of cosmetic fillers used for lip augmentation are those made of hyaluronic acid, particularly Juvederm and Restylane. Fat injections can also be used, as well as collagen fillers. Treatment areas typically include the upper and lower lips, as well as the corners of the mouth
Recovery and Results
Lips will be sore and swollen immediately after the procedure, but this should subside within a few hours, or in some cases a few days. Patients can usually resume regular activities in 2-3 days. There are very few side effects associated with the procedure.
Dr. Adam Rubinstein is a well-known plastic surgeon in Aventura, FL who regularly performs lip augmentations and other plastic surgery procedures. If you live in Aventura or elsewhere in Florida and would like to undergo lip enhancement, then you can set up a consultation with Dr. Rubinstein.