Lip Augmentation: What You Need to Know
Lip augmentation is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures as more and more celebrities and influencers open up about their own lip augmentations. Between surgical options and injectables, there are many options when it comes to lip augmentation. Here’s what you should know about lip augmentation and the results you can achieve at Berman Plastic Surgery & Spa.
There are many procedure options when it comes to lip augmentation. Most patients choose a dermal filler injection, such as Juvéderm. These products boost volume in the lips and can be used to create a more symmetrical or defined look. Dermal fillers require no downtime and are temporary, usually lasting about 6-12 months on average.
Another option is a fat transfer. Fat transfer to the lips involves collecting fat using liposuction from another area in the body to be transferred to the lips as a longer-lasting alternative to lip fillers. This procedure requires a little more downtime than dermal filler injections because of liposuction. A restful weekend is usually enough.
Finally, surgical lip augmentation is an option. Dr. Berman can surgically reshape the tissues of the lips for a fuller, more symmetrical, or otherwise improved appearance. Some patients also opt for a lip lift, which subtly raises the upper lip by removing a small section of skin from between the lip and nose.
If you’re new to lip augmentation, it’s usually recommended to try fillers first. Lip injections are temporary, meaning that you can see your results before making a long-term commitment to the look. Lip augmentation surgeries are also a larger investment and require some downtime, so it’s best to choose a less invasive option until you’re sure you want more permanent results.
A new trend in lip injections looking more and more natural has been emerging! Rather than a “duck lips” look, patients are opting for results that look incredibly subtle, often to the point that it’s difficult to tell they’ve had injections at all. Rather than a big change in the overall size of the lips, making adjustments like a more defined cupid’s bow, more defined philtral columns, crisper lip line, and improved symmetry can give you natural-looking but beautiful lips. You can think of these lip filler results as the equivalent of beach hair or no-makeup makeup, with a youthful, healthy, and cared-for look that isn’t too fussy or noticeable.
To learn more about your lip augmentation options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Berman by calling our Boca Raton, FL office at (561) 235-3208 or contacting us online.
Dr. Jonathan Ross Berman is a Boca Raton plastic surgeon who has been certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery with over 30 years of service experience specializing in Breast Augmentation, Rhinoplasty, Face Lift, Liposuction, and many other types of plastic surgery in Boca Raton, FL.