In the world of plastic surgery lip augmentation is a very popular procedure. The lips are so important. As well as being essential for eating, talking, making sounds, they are also an erogenous zone. Like the nose and the eyes, the lips draw attention. Humans like to kiss.
Full plump lips are sexy. And, women and men love them. Interestingly, kissing stimulates the body to produce a hormone. This hormone is called oxytocin. Furthermore, oxytocin is the love hormone. Kissing between humans is a form of stimulating excitement. And, it is a form of bonding. Some believe that kissing helps us maintain a monogamous relationship due to the bonding. Furthermore, the shape of the lips both upper and lower are within a range similar among humans.
SURGICAL LIP AUGMENTATION
Surgical lip augmentation historically has involved skin from the patient or a cadaver. An example is Alloderm. But, today Permalip implants are the standard. These are silicone tubes tapered at each end. They insert through tiny incisions in both corners of the lips. They are made of very soft silicone. And, they produce a very elegant looking lip augmentation when done properly.
NON-SURGICAL LIP AUGMENTATION
Non-surgical lip augmentation is primarily achieved by using a hyaluronic acid derivative. Examples are Restylane, Juvederm, and Belotero. Each of these entities has multiple preparations with different catchy names. The benefit of these substances is that they are reversible. And, they are even dissolvable if the result is not perfectly acceptable. There are more permanent fillers as well. For example Radiesse, Sculptra, Artefill, or fat. Of these, fat is the most desirable. The other more permanent fillers are not advisable. This is because they are not reversible and do not dissolve.
Lip augmentation, plumping up the lips is now very popular. And, oftentimes requires several injections over a period of time in several syringes. This is in order to achieve the final most pleasurable and pleasing result for the patient. Lip augmentation using fillers requires experience and a keen aesthetic eye. Choose your injector carefully. Take a look at our before and after gallery. Please contact us at (407) 629-4100 for a consultation.