Which Lip Augmentation Method is Right for Me?

Board-Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons Serving Pensacola, FL & Mobile, AL

Posted: April 18, 2022
Close up of woman's face with full lips

Lip augmentation can improve the size and symmetry of the lips, helping to produce a look that is more complementary to surrounding features. If your lips are too thin, asymmetrical, or lacking in volume, this procedure can help to improve contours and create a more appealing and pronounced pout, but the method of augmentation selected will have a direct impact on your results.

Lip Injections

Dermal fillers offer a safe and effective method of lip augmentation. With the use of filers, volume is added almost instantaneously to the lips, with results continuing to improve over the weeks that follow. Completely reversible, lip augmentation with fillers offers is a reliable and non-invasive way to enhance the appearance of the lower portion of the face.

Fillers can also be used around the lips to address creases and folds that tend to become more noticeable as we age. This allows them to address multiple issues at the same time, helping to ensure the most pleasing results.

Implants

Lip augmentation can be completed with implants as well as with fillers. Implants may not look or feel as natural as a filler and they come with surgical risks such as bleeding, infection, and poor incision healing. For these reasons and more, most people prefer lip augmentation with dermal fillers over implant placement.

Our Services

At Restore Plastic Surgery, we offer a range of dermal fillers, each designed to address specific concerns. For lip augmentation, we typically use Restylane®, a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler that was approved for cosmetic use in the U.S. in 2003. Time-tested, trusted, and efficacious, Restylane® was the first HA filler on the market and continues to be one of the most commonly utilized options available today.

HA fillers are reversible, which makes augmentation relatively risk-free. They are also long-lasting. When left in place, they can continue to produce results for several months at a time. During your initial consultation, we can discuss all of these things in greater detail to help ensure you are making the best decision for your needs.

Please call our Pensacola office at 850-500-7527 to schedule your initial consultation today.