I have always had small lips, and am now looking to possibly change that. I won't be able to for another 10 months or so, but I am looking for a permanent solution to achieving Angelina Jolie lips, but am scared that something is going to go wrong and I will be permanently disfigured or unsatisfied and broke.
What is the Best Permanent Solution to Getting Angelina Jolie Lips? (photo)
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Temporary Fillers like Juvederm Versus Permanent Solutions for the Lips
It is understandable that patients want permanent options for lip enhancements as opposed to ongoing fillers. However the muscles and tissue in our faces inevitably change over time. Permanent cosmetic options for the lips will not be able to adapt to these changes and this can create imbalances in the facial appearance.
It is best to choose a filler like Juvederm, which is able to give more natural looking results. Start off with a conservative amount for the first treatment. You can then observe the results and note any changes you want to make. Filler can always be added. This is a much safer route to getting the results you want. With this progressive approach, you can also document the results through photos and save these as a reference.
There are a few options for you. Lip augmentation is very popular. You have the option of injecting artificial fillers, such as Restylane or Perlane, or permanent fillers, like Perma Lip. I would schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon to discuss your options based on your goals.
Good luck on your search and Happy New Year!
What is the Best Permanent Solution to Getting Angelina Jolie Lips?
Alloderm lip implants offer the most natural, supple lip augmentation IMHO. The most important factor for naturally, full and beautiful lips is to understand and follow the proper aesthetics of facial beauty. These dictate a specific ratio, of size, of the upper to lower lip that must be maintained. If violated the lips can appear odd, overly swollen and duck-like. Be sure to select a plastic and cosmetic surgeon that understands and follows the proper aesthetics of facial beauty for your lip augmentation.
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Silicone for Lip Augmentation
The most common treatment for lip augmentation is by filling with injectable fillers. The only permanent one is liquid injectable silicone (Silikon 1000). We do a lot of filling with silicone in our practice and I find it to be an ideal filler as it i precise, permanent and gives natural-appearing, soft results. As it is permanent, we are very conservative. In the hands of a well-trained, board-certified dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon, liquid injectable silicone is a great filler for lip augmentation. Happy holidays!
Lip implants are the safe, easy and permanent way to enhance your lips.
Lip implants are easy to put in and done under local anesthesia in under 20 minutes and can be removed easily if you wish. They run roughly $1500-2000 per implant and you can drive yourself and go to work the next day although you will have some swelling and bruising possible for about 5 days but not too bad. They are a big improvement over silicon injections which can cause lumps, bumps and granulomas. Sincerely,
Permanent solutions for lip enhancement is not always the best solution
Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane have several advantages over permanent lip implants. One obvious advantage is that surgery is not required. Another is that you can get either a rapid or a gradual correction depending upon how many syringes you have injected and you can decide as you go exactly how much correction looks good. Also, as your face ages it changes over the years. Touch up treatments are constantly being modified to fit the changing face. The video link below shows me injecting my wife’s lips with Restylane!
Lip augmentation can be achieved with fillers which are temporary and will last 6 months to a year. I would avoid some of the other permanent fillers especially if you are not sure.
If you are looking for a permanent solution, a lip implant may be what you are looking for. While your anxiety is understandable, if you consult with a board certified specialist who can best address your concerns, (s)he should be able to help you achieve the results you desire. On another note, lip implants can be reversible.
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