All About Lip Augmentation

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Do you have thinner lips than you want? Have your lips lost volume with age? You may want to consider a temporary or semi-permanent solution: lip augmentation. Lip augmentation is a procedure that plumps the lips via surgical or non-surgical means. It creates fuller, plumper, more youthful-looking lips. There are several different ways to achieve lip augmentation. Here are the lip augmentation options Dr. Mitchell provides.

Dermal Fillers

Going under the brand names Restylane and Juvederm, these hyaluronic acid injections plump the lips using a material that your body produces naturally. This makes hyaluronic acid safe to be injected and well-tolerated by the body, reducing your risk of adverse reactions.

Dermal fillers are injected in-office, and the procedure only takes a few minutes to complete. Neither requires any downtime.

Restylane can be used not only to plump up the lips but to smooth lines that have formed in the lips. Restylane takes a few days to reach its full potential, and results last up to 10 months.

Juvederm can also fix vertical lines in addition to plumping the lips, however, Juvederm results are immediate, and last approximately one year.

Fat Injections

Another natural method of lip plumping is fat injections. The fat used in your procedure is harvested from elsewhere in your body, using a liposuction procedure. The results from fat injections last longer than dermal fillers (up to several years) and are generally well-tolerated since the fat used is already your own. No incisions are needed in the lips for this procedure.

Lip Implants

Lip implants are considered semi-permanent, as they last for several years. Lip implants are made of biodegradable ingredients and soft silicone rubber. They are inserted into the lips via two small incisions, which due to their positioning leave no visible scarring on the lips.

Lip implant procedures take about 30 minutes, and they only require about one to three days of recovery downtime following the procedure.

Which Should You Choose?

When deciding which type of lip augmentation procedure to undergo, it's important that you discuss it with Dr. Mitchell and get all the facts. He can help you decide on a solution that fits your needs and your budget. To schedule a consultation, (702) 430-1198.

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