Understanding Lip Augmentation
Are you unsatisfied with the appearance of your lips? If so, then you may be interested in lip augmentation. This procedure not only plumps up your lips but helps enhance your appearance at the very same time! This is one of the most sought-after treatments at Aesthetic Surgical Associates, and we want to let you in on the ins and outs of the transformative procedure.
What is Lip Augmentation?
Lip augmentation is primarily a cosmetic procedure that provides the patient with fuller and plumper lips. There are a few types of fillers to choose from. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular options.
While there are many methods to choose from, the most common treatment option today is injectable dermal fillers. There are many types of dermal fillers to choose from; however, they all contain a product similar to hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring chemical in the body that does a variety of things, including increasing the volume in your lips.
At one point, collagen fillers were incredibly popular, however, new and improved fillers that are safer and last longer have taken their place. Fat injections and lip implants are also potential options, but they are offered much less frequently due to the risks and side effects associated with them.
Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
One of the best things about hyaluronic acid fillers is that the doctor has more control over the amount of filler injected into the lips. This means that patients are more likely to achieve the result that they are looking for. The doctor can simply gradually add filler until the optimal results are achieved.
There is also less bruising associated with this treatment, which means a faster recovery for patients. Also, since the substance is made with similar products already found in your body, then it is unlikely that you will have an allergic reaction. All of these things put the patient at ease when moving forward with a lip augmentation procedure.
What to Expect During the Procedure
A topical numbing cream is applied to make the process as comfortable as possible for patients. Next, a fine needle is used to inject the filler directly into the lips. Immediately following the treatment, ice is given in order to reduce swelling and ease any pain that may be felt. The process is incredibly fast, and the results are immediate. Once your lips have healed, they will look and feel natural again.
How Long Do Results Last?
While lip augmentation can lead to beautiful results, patients should understand that they will need additional treatments in order to maintain their results. Typically, dermal fillers last for about six months but can vary from patient to patient.
At Aesthetic Surgical Associates, we want to be sure that each of our patients understands their options for procedures. If you have more questions regarding lip augmentation, we are more than happy to answer them! Please contact our office in Metairie, LA for more information and to schedule your consultation.