If you want to have full, sensuous lips, there are several ways to go about it. Sometimes facial plastic surgery offers the ideal solution, while other times cosmetic injections may be the best option. You may even find a great product that fills out your lips made by your favorite make-up company.
Dr. Paul Pin offers plenty of options for lip augmentation and enhancement at our Dallas, TX center. We can customize those treatments just for you. Below are four potential ways to enhance the shape, size, and appearance of your lips.
Dermal Filler Injections
Dermal fillers are a type of cosmetic injectable that add volume to the injection site. When adding plumpness and shape to the lips, plastic surgeons typically use hylaluronic acid fillers such as JUVÉDERM and Restylane®.
The Pros and Cons of Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers offer great lip enhancement results with little downtime. That means you can return to most normal activities right after your injection treatment.
The results of dermal fillers only last for several months, however, meaning repeat injections are necessary to prolong the cosmetic benefits.
Fat Transfer Injections
Fat transfer injections involve extracting fact from one part of the body and then injecting that fat into another part of the body to achieve a fuller appearance. In the case of the lips, the fat is usually taken from the abdominal region or the buttocks.
The Pros and Cons of Fat Transfer
With fat transfer injections, patients receive the benefits of lip enhancement as well as the benefits of liposuction. Some of the injected fat will be reabsorbed into the body naturally, but the remaining fat in the injection site will provide excellent, long-lasting lip enhancement results.
Custom Lip Implants
Lip implants can be custom created to enhance the fullness and shapeliness of a patient’s lips. The implants are made from special materials that look and feel natural when in place. During the surgery, these implants are inserted through incisions made inside of the patient’s mouth.
The Pros and Cons of Lip Implants
Custom lip implants provide surgeons the greatest ability to realize a patient’s cosmetic goals. The implant shape and size can be precisely crafted for results more refined than fillers and fat injection. Since surgery is involved, there are several days of downtime after surgery, and a risk of surgical complications.
Lip Make-Up and Products
If you would prefer to avoid surgery and injectables, there are many lip products available at the make-up counter and online that can add volume and shape in just minutes. Whether it’s a lip maximizer, volumizer, or plumper, these products are an affordable alternative to professional treatment.
The Pros and Cons of Make-Up and Products
Lip products and make-up are readily available and cost less than professional cosmetic treatment. That means no side effects or complications. Of course, the benefits of the lip products go away as soon as you wipe your mouth clean.
Which Option Is Right for Me?
If you are tired of using lip products and would prefer more dramatic lip enhancement outcomes, we can discuss that during a consultation. We’ll go through your cosmetic goals and determine the ideal way to achieve the results you desire.
Speak with an Experienced Cosmetic Surgeon
To learn more about lip enhancement and how it can help you look your very best, be sure to contact an experienced cosmetic plastic surgeon. We look forward to your visit and discussing these matters in greater detail.