Lip Lift Vs Permalip Implant; which procedure I should pursue? (photo)
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Lip Lift vs. Lip Augmentation - Which Is The Most Natural?
This lip lift has associated with it two darts into the nostril sill and, therefore takes advantage of the concept of a Z or W plasty (hides the scar and is difficult for the human to pick up). A lip lift of 3-4 mm will move your red lip from its basically horizontal orientation to a more vertical orientation. Once this happens, injection of fillers, some lasting up to 2 years, can be used to finish off the fuller lip you are looking for.
A permanent lip implant in you will push down the red lip, giving you less incisor show, therefore giving you an older appearing lip (bigger but older). On the other hand, a lip lift will give you more incisor show, minimal to no scarring, and the ability to augment or not augment with temporary fillers (because now your red lip orientation is vertical, therefore more youthful and attractive).
Lip Lift Vs Permalip Implant; which procedure I should pursue?
Lip implants are an easy way to see if you get what you want.
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