What options do I have for lip augmentation?
What's the Best Lip Enhancement and Plumping?
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Best options for lip augmentation
For patients interested in fuller, more pronounced lips, I would recommend hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane. I usually perform this in the office under local anesthesia. The length of time these fillers last is variable, roughly 6-8 months. These fillers really have minimal side effects and your surgeon can fine tune the result to the look you want. The result is usually immediate, but as the hyaluronic acid pulls in water, you can detect a slightly fuller look over the next 3-4 days. If you don't like the result, you have a day or so to massage the HA and dissipate the result. If massaging does not't get rid of the HA, there is an enzyme called hyaluronidase that can be injected by your surgeon to break down and dissolve the HA. Patients who desire a more permanent lip augmentation can have autologous fat grafting. Despite the fact that only about 40-50% percent of the fat is retained after 6 months, the 50% that stays is permanent. You may need several injections to get the permanent lip augmentation look you want. I have also used Alloderm in the lips with good long-term results. If you are interested in lip augmentation, I would always recommend a patient use a temporary filler like Restylane before using something more permanent to ensure the patient likes the appearance of fuller lips.
Best Lip Augmentation Options
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Microdroplet Silikon-1000 injections may be well suited for permanent, natural looking lip augmentation.
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Best Choices for Lip Augmentation
Some studies show a collagen stimulatory effect that may allow longer lasting in certain individuals.
Restylane Silk is unique by its silky formulation of hyaluronic acid that will allow a subtle enhancement of lips and lip lines SILK allows a skilled provider to precisely shape and define lips for a natural effect.
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Prevelle Silk: The First Hyaluronic Acid Filler with Anesthetic in the US
I have been fortunate to use Prevelle Silk hyaluronic acid filler with lidocaine on a few of my patients. It is the first FDA approved hyaluronic acid filler available in the United States. The word "silk" aptly describes the product as it flows and fills very smoothly.
It is too early for me to judge how long it will last, but if it lasts as long or longer than Restylane and Juvederm, this "new kid on the block" will rapidly become the most popular hyaluronic acid filler.
Patients have been very pleased with the comfort of injection, and I appreciate not having to use dental blocks to fill the lips.
I prefer the hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane or...
I prefer the hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane or Juvederm Ultra for lip enhancement. I think they provide a soft, aesthetically pleasing lip augmentation.
Although this is an off-label use of these products, it is becoming more and more common. The benefit is that the HA fillers fade away with time, and do not cause as much tissue distortion of the lips as some of the permanent lip implants like Gore-Tex or silicone do.
Fat in the right places
Your options for lip augmentation are threefold.
# 1 Filler (restylane is my favorite as it is the most proven with time)
# 2 Fat transfer: the most natural and longest lasting
# 3 Surgery lip lift: I only use this in a certain population. It creates a scar that will require laser or resurfacing of some sort to look nice.
Hope this helps.
Best of luck,
Regardless of what is the best, you need to find what is best for YOU. There are several products on the market today, but you need to consult a trained professional to help you determine the best course of action. Be wary of pricing that is overly discounted. Lip augmentation requires a great deal of precision and skill and can really alter the balance of your face when done poorly. Best of luck!
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