Lip augmentation is a type of cosmetic medical procedure that aims to alter the appearance and shape of the lips to a large extent by increasing their “fullness”. There are several ways to achieve this, including temporary, semi-permanent, and permanent solutions. Lip implants are a type of permanent lip augmentation that uses plastic implants to fill the lips. Lip fillers, on the other hand, are considered “semi-permanent” solutions compared to lip implants.
However, this does not mean that there are no lasting results from this treatment. We recommend that you receive follow-up treatments within 6 to 12 months, to maintain the consistency of your desired results.Permalip implant insertion is an in-office procedure. First, the skin around the surgical site is sterilized. Once the lips are numb, an incision is made in each corner of the mouth.
The doctor will then determine which lip implant size would be best for you. The implant is then inserted into the incision and secured in place with sutures.Fat transfer is another great option for lip augmentation. This is a type of autologous lip augmentation where a part of your own skin or dermis is used for lip augmentation. The fat is harvested from another area of your body and injected into your lips to add volume.Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are currently the most popular form of lip injections used for lip augmentation.
However, their longevity is not adequate for some patients. Therefore, if you don't want frequent lip injections or where temporary fillers haven't been satisfactory, permanent lip filler may be an option for you.The risks of using permanent lip fillers are more significant compared to temporary lip fillers, and therefore, additional precautions are taken. In addition to using grease for lip augmentation, a part of your own skin or dermis can be used for lip augmentation. Lip implants are specially-shaped soft silicone implants that are carefully inserted into the lips to add volume.In the process of lip filler augmentation, the physician should evaluate the symmetry and overall facial balance.
Typically, the lower lip requires a larger implant with a larger total volume, whereas a longer and thinner implant is generally better suited for the upper lip.Rather than simply injecting hyaluronidase to reduce augmentation, lip implants should be removed with another clinical procedure, which can also create additional swelling and bruising. Since lip fillers only last six to eight months, lip filler augmentation is only a semi-permanent solution.Lip augmentation can help you achieve fuller lips and enhance your facial features. It's important to understand all the pros and cons of these procedures before making a decision on which one is right for you.