The Facts about Lip Augmentation
In the world of aesthetic enhancement, as the years go by, society often goes through a variety of different changes and phases based upon what they deem to be the ideal face and body type. In years past, the ideal face and body type for both men and women might have been one way, however as times are constantly changing, both men and women tend to lean towards a completely different look and appearance. One of the most prominent examples lies in the facial appearance of women – within the last few years, women, regardless of race, age or background have gravitated towards much larger, fuller lips, with improved symmetry and a more well-defined lip line. While these features may go in and out of style as the years go by, aesthetic enhancement surgeons like Dr. Voskin of Goals Plastic Surgery must pay close attention to the styles of today, in order to stay abreast to the most popular aesthetic enhancement trends and styles of today. Whether it be as a result of the covers of your favorite fashion magazines, popular reality TV shows, or on the faces of your favorite Instagram-famous models, more women than ever before have been looking to improve the size, shape and overall appearance of their lips by undergoing lip augmentation procedures. However, despite how popular lip augmentation procedures have become in recent years, many women are still relatively confused as to what exactly these procedures entail – therefore in order to better explain to patients how exactly modern lip augmentation works, we are happy to provide you with the simple guide below.
Having fuller, more voluminous lips with improved symmetry and overall better definition if one of the most common cosmetic desires amongst women, regardless of age, race or background. And while Mother Nature doesn’t always provide everyone with the lips of their dreams, many women have to opt for a lip augmentation treatment, such as the procedure available at Goals Plastic Surgery. In the world of cosmetic enhancement there are a few different methods of lip augmentation, while some doctors prefer to use implants or a fat transfer, the team at Goals recommends that patients go with a far simpler, less invasive method using injectable dermal fillers such as Juvéderm or Restylane. The procedure is fairly simple and works relatively quickly as the procedure can be completed in under 30 minutes in order to give women fuller, more voluminous lips with much improved contours and definition. The best candidates are those who are looking to achieve fuller, more shapely lips, greater definition, better contours, or those women looking to restore lost lip volume and improve lip wrinkles, that will appear as a result of aging. As with most facial tissue, as we age, our lips will often lose volume and overall fullness – therefore some of the best lip augmentation patients are those women who are of an advanced age, and are looking to restore the volume their lips have lost over time.
While older women do make up a decent number of the lip augmentation patients, the fact of the matter is that candidates can be within any age group and have lips of any size and shape. One of the most important aspects however is that women higher elasticity within their lip tissue, in order to handle the added volume from the dermal filler injections. The procedure is fairly simple and easy, and is minimally invasive in nature, as it only requires a simple injection rather than any incisions or more invasive surgical measures. In some instances, patients may still feel a slight bit of pain as a result of the injection, and therefore they may request some light numbing cream to be applied. Once that is done, depending on the area in which the patient wants the dermal filler added, and the contours of the lips improved, your doctor will inject the dermal filler within that area at the desired volume that works best for the amount of enhancement the patient desires. In some instances, patients may also want to get dermal filler injections performed in the area surrounding the lips, mouth and nose as well, in the event that those areas are suffering from unwanted wrinkles as well. With Dr. Voskin’s unique perspective and years of experience he is able to perfectly pinpoint the injection for a patient’s lips. Allowing the patient to achieve an appearance that is far more natural and not overdone, as many other doctors are known to do. The surgeons at Goals believe heavily in proportions rather than overfilling, as this helps them to achieve an appearance that creates far more harmony, to match the patient’s lips to their other facial features, while being able to enhance not only their lips, but their overall appearance as well. Luckily, the aftercare for lip augmentation is relatively simple and short, as patients can go back to their daily activities within the next hour or less. This is why many patients refer to this as the “lunch-time procedure” as they are able to complete the procedure while on their lunch break from work. Patients will feel some light redness, minor swelling, and slight bruising; however, these issues will dissipate within the next hours or so, in some instances lasting a full day. Generally, the injection results will last about 6 months or so and will often recommend having a follow-up appointment in order to have the dermal filler injections redone. To learn more about lip augmentation procedures, or to schedule your consultation today, be sure to contact Goals Plastic Surgery.