The quest for a prettier pout is nothing new. Women have sought plumper, fuller lips for centuries, using makeup and natural plumpers to achieve a more vital, youthful look. Though early 20th century lip injections were unsuccessful, today they’re a simple, low-risk path to achieving a fuller mouth.
Cosmetic Lip Augmentation
Some people were born with thin lips, or may feel that their mouths look off-balance with their full cheeks or wide jaw. And as men and women age, their lips often begin to thin, all but disappearing when they smile. For people who are unhappy with the appearance of their lips, lip augmentation is an attractive solution. From the old fixation on Angelina Jolie to Scarlett Johansson’s more natural smile, lip injections help men and women achieve plump-looking lips.
About Lip Augmentation
If you want full, natural lips, a lip augmentation may be right for you. Lip augmentation is a minimally invasive procedure, with recovery typically only taking a several days. Lip augmentation can be temporary or permanent based on the type of injection used. Restylane is an injectable gel that adds fullness and volume to the lips for up to 6 months. Juvederm fillers last 9 months to a year per injection. For a more permanent solution, patients can get fat transfer injections. Because the injections come from their own tissue, it will not be absorbed in the same way as an injectable filler. Some women may need occasional touch ups to achieve and maintain the desired results.
Do you want to learn more about lip augmentation? Call Dr. Brantner’s office to discuss your options. Ask about our May specials on lip augmentation procedures.