Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that enhances the appearance, shape, and size of the lips of an individual.
Lip augmentation or lip enhancement is a cosmetic procedure that enhances the appearance, shape, and size of the lips of an individual. As we age, the lips that were once full and voluptuous become thin and develop vertical wrinkles, making the face look aged. Lip augmentation restores the youthful fullness of the lips. Lip augmentation may be done in two ways:
- Lip Injections or non-surgical lip augmentation: In this procedure, lip augmentation is done using dermal filler injections, and no incisions or anesthesia is required. However, patients may choose to have the area numbed with topical anesthesia to avoid needle pain. Some dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, which attracts and binds with water, further increasing the lip volume through natural hydration. Other formulas may also trigger the body to produce more collagen, a structural element that restores elasticity, firmness, and volume, enhancing lip fullness for several months. Dermal fillers are injected using an ultra-thin needle into points along the outline of the lips.
- Lip implants: It provides results that are more permanent than dermal fillers but also require two small incisions through which the implants are inserted and positioned in the lips. The procedure is performed in about an hour and requires numbing the area. In some cases, implants and dermal fillers may be combined for a more comprehensive treatment.