Have you always wanted bigger or more youthful-looking lips? Thanks to advancements in cosmetic surgery, you can enhance your lips with injectable fillers or by inserting a set of implants into the tissues. The result of these procedures is a more defined look for your lips and, in some cases, a more youthful look as well. If you want to freshen up your look for the year and are ready for a mini makeover, talk to Dr. Benien about undergoing a lip augmentation procedure.
Best Candidates for Lip Augmentation
Many patients come to us for a lip augmentation procedure for cosmetic reasons. Maybe you have always been self-conscious about the size and appearance of your lips, or maybe you are noticing that the effects of aging include thinning lips. While topical lip plumping treatments can provide temporary results, we can perform a surgical procedure to help you maintain plump, youthful, and beautiful lips for years to come. You may be a good candidate for a lip augmentation procedure, either with fillers or implants, if you have:
- Thinning lips
- Fine lines and wrinkles on the lips
- Asymmetrical lips
- Lack of volume in certain parts of the lips
- Lack of definition of the lips
We can identify key issues during your consultation. Dr. Benien will recommend one of three methods to achieve your goals: injectable fillers, lip implants, or surgical procedures.
Lip Augmentation Options
If we choose to increase the size of your lips with injectable fillers, we will either inject collagen, a dermal filler, or autologous fat into the lips to create a fuller look. Lip implants are made of synthetic or biological materials, often silicone, and may be necessary to reshape and restore very thin or small lips. Implants also provide a more permanent solution, whereas fillers are temporary and will require future touch-ups to maintain their appearance.
If we need to change the size or appearance of the lips in any way, or change the structure of the tissues, we will need to perform surgery using small incisions and sutures. Dr. Benien will discuss the technique and type of procedure that will be the best match for you during your consultation.
Results of a lip augmentation procedure are designed to be long lasting, and you can expect to see full results within about seven to ten days after your procedure.
If you want to enhance your look, schedule your lip augmentation consultation with Dr. Benien today.