Dr. Roberto Garcia | 09/30/2021
What is Lip Augmentation and Who is it Right for?
Plump, full lips are a sign of youth, beauty and good health. If your lips are thinning due to natural aging or you were born with thin lips, there are multiple ways to enhance what you have.
Lip augmentation is otherwise known as lip enhancement, lip fillers or lip injections and used to permanently or temporarily improve the shape and size of the lips. The treatment can be tailored to each patient's needs, to create a fuller look, define the smile and even help to turn the corners of the mouth upwards.
What Are the Main Types of Lip Augmentation?
Choose from two different types of lip augmentation:
How is Lip Augmentation Performed?
Lip augmentation is performed under local anesthetic, typically taking around 30 minutes to perform. If you choose the fat dermis graft, you'll need liposuction beforehand to collect fat from another body part. Here are the procedures for the two main types of lip augmentation:
Fat Transfer/Dermis Graft
Fat is extracted through liposuction from another part of your body. It is placed into a centrifuge and spun at high speed to be cleansed before being injected into your lips. The process can be repeated multiple times until you achieve the desired volume.
A synthetic fat substitute is injected into the lips to create a plumped look. One treatment is usually enough to see a plumped effect, but results are temporary and will need to be repeated in the future.
Why Have Lip Augmentation?
Choosing to have lip augmentation is a personal thing. Here are some main reasons people have lip augmentation:
Who is a Good Candidate for Lip Augmentation?
Lip enhancement or lip fillers are for anyone who is not satisfied with the size and shape of their lips. It's important you're in good general health and have realistic expectations when seeking this procedure. You are a good candidate for lip augmentation if:
Pros and Cons of Lip Augmentation
Visit Dr. Roberto Garcia at Contoura, Jacksonville
Roberto E. Garcia is the founder and principal of Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery, the premiere destination for surgical and non-surgical facelifts, injectables, laser treatment and skin rejuvenation in Jacksonville, Florida.
Having received numerous awards, Dr. Roberto is one of the most respected and trusted facial plastic surgeons in the area. Contact Contoura 904 686 8020 for the best lip augmentation services in Jacksonville.
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