Ever wish you could have a plumper pout or a more sensual smile? Join the crowd! Lip augmentation has become quite popular, and understandably so. It’s a quick and easy way to make even the thinnest lips look fuller, more flirtatious, and extremely flattering. Move over Angelina!
Turn up the Volume Temporarily
Adding more volume to your lips can be done in a number of ways. Taking your overall health and other lifestyle factors into consideration, Dr. Lisa J. Learn can help you to decide which technique is best for you, and the lips you desire.
Injections of collagen or fat from another part of your body (bonus!) can be performed on the upper, lower, or both lips, depending on the look you desire. Perhaps the most commonly used method to achieve fuller lips, however, is dermal filler injections. These typically consist of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in your body. Restylane® and JUVÉDERM™ are similar substances that can be injected to improve shape, structure, and fullness as well. This is a minimally invasive procedure performed with topical or local anesthesia right in the office. Injections are gently made and strategically placed to achieve optimal results.
Effects of such injections typically last 6-8 months (and sometimes longer!), at which time additional treatments are necessary to keep your lips looking as full as you’d like—but that’s the best part. You can easily control the volume, and since natural-like substances are used, they often result in less side effects, bruising, and swelling.
Synthetic implants, most often made of either polytetrafluoroethylene or silicone, can also be used to make your lips look plump and sexy. These are inserted into the lips through tiny incisions at the corners of your mouth. They remain in place, and offer permanent results.
Kiss Thin Lips Good Bye
No matter what technique you choose, lip augmentation can give you the fuller lips you’ve always wanted, with minimal side effects. You may experience some mild discomfort and swelling for only a few days. There might be redness and tenderness at the injection sites as well. Ice can alleviate discomfort and inflammation, but take care not to put any pressure on the area. Lipstick should be avoided for a time, too. In most cases, you can return to work and normal activities within just a day or two, although strenuous activities and exercise should be avoided a while longer. Total recovery time depends on the person and the procedure.
Fuller lips don’t have to just be a dream. We can help make them your reality. Find out more about lip augmentation by calling (954) 380-8411, by visiting us online, or at our Fort Lauderdale, FL location. Dr. Lisa J. Learn is always here to answer questions and is committed to bringing out the inner beauty in you. After all, when you’re happy with how you look on the outside, you can’t help but feel good on the inside too! Make an appointment for a consultation today.