In the ever-evolving world of beauty and self-expression, many women and men are turning to innovative techniques to achieve the perfect pout. The lips are one of the core aspects of our face, framing our smiles and balancing the rest of our facial features. Thanks to modern science and technology, plastic surgeons and injectors can use a variety of lip-enhancing treatments to help give patients the aesthetic results they desire.
A lip lift is a surgical procedure that creates a fuller appearance of the upper lip. This technique is particularly popular among individuals seeking a rejuvenated and youthful look for their lips. This procedure is done by creating a small, well-hidden incision underneath the nose and removing a small piece of skin above the upper lip. This lip aesthetic option is also great for patients who want a more permanent result compared to lip filler.
Lip filler (augmentation) is a non-surgical treatment and the most common of these three procedures. Most fillers are hyaluronic acid-based which helps retain moisture while adding volume. When injected into the lips, these fillers can create a more balanced, youthful look. This aesthetic option gives patients a semi-permanent result, often lasting 1-2 years. Consulting with an experienced injector can help patients determine which lip filler (and how much) is right for them and their aesthetic goals.
By using a small dose of Botox/Dysport, a lip flip can help patients reduce the appearance of a “gummy smile” and increase the appearance of a fuller top lip. This treatment is a good test-run aesthetic option for women and men who aren’t ready to commit to filler or surgery, as the results typically last 3-4 months. Our expert injectors can help determine what dosage is right for you and your cosmetic goals.
If you’re wondering, “Well, which one should I choose?”; the good news is, you don’t have to choose just one! These treatments often pair well together and can further enhance your lip aesthetic results. Talking to your injector or plastic surgeon can help determine which option(s) is best for you. Call or submit an inquiry here to start your aesthetic lip treatment today!