Lip Augmentation Options: Implants vs. Fillers

By dsherris on June 14, 2015

Beautiful woman with full lipsPlump, pouty lips can give your whole face a youthful and alluring look. Fortunately, if you have thin lips, we offer several options to help you achieve the appearance you desire. Our office can use subtle, convenient dermal fillers to boost the volume of your lips with minimal downtime and discomfort. We can also produce a permanent change with lip implants. Both options offer unique benefits. Dr. Sherris will provide a full consultation and help you select the right option for your needs and goals. To learn more about lip augmentation with implants or dermal fillers, contact our practice today.

Lip Augmentation with Implants

Dr. Sherris offers several types of implants to enhance the volume and proportions of your face. Lip implants are among the most popular options. He will create several tiny incisions, carefully hidden inside your mouth. Then he will insert small silicone implants, carefully positioning them for a natural effect. Your implants will be selected to match the natural shape of your lips and proportions of your other features.

Are Lip Implants Right for You?

Like many of our patients, you may have lost volume in your lips as you have gotten older. Alternatively, you may have been born with naturally thin lips. In both cases, lip implants can give you an overall younger appearance. The primary benefit of lip implants, as opposed to dermal fillers, is that the results are permanent. Your body will eventually absorb fillers over time, and you will have to undergo routine touch-ups to maintain your results.

Lip Augmentation with Fillers

Dermal fillers are a more common option for lip augmentation. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance that can boost the volume of your skin and restore youthful elasticity. We offer three types of hyaluronic acid-based fillers, Juvaderm ®, Restylane® and Restylane® Silk. Results can last for six to twelve months, and all are safe to receive regular touchups. Additionally, dermal fillers yield instant results with little downtime and you can choose how plump you would like your lips. Though people will notice a difference in your appearance, in most cases, they will not know exactly what has changed. Most will simply comment on your rejuvenated, youthful look.

Are Dermal Fillers Right for You?

Juavaderm®, Restylane® and Restylane® Smay be the most effective way to add volume to your lips if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are at least 21 years old.
  • You want a treatment option, involving instant results, minimal downtime and discomfort.
  • You do not mind undergoing touch-ups on a regular basis.

You might also benefit from dermal fillers if you want to address wrinkles and other signs of aging. Dr. Sherris can use Sculptra® Aesthetic for overall volume, Restylane®, JUVEDERM® Radiesse®, to target other trouble spots. He can also combine BOTOX® Cosmetic with dermal fillers for more comprehensive results.

Find Out the Best Way to Enhance Your Lips

Both implants and fillers can be great options to improve your appearance. Contact The Clinic of Facial Plastic Surgery to learn more about these treatments. Dr. Sherris will discuss your goals, and he will help you choose the right option to achieve a stunning, youthful look.

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