Lip Augmentation with Injectables Creates a Fuller Lip Line
By Patricia Berbari on April 29, 2018
Many people do not have the naturally plump lips they desire. In addition, aging can actually deflate the lips even more. Collagen production begins to slow down as early as a person’s 20s. Since collagen is the protein primarily responsible for providing volume and structure to features, diminished collagen production has a significant impact on a person’s appearance. The lips tend to be one of the first areas to show this effect.
Many women complain that their lips lose volume and look thin. Lip augmentation offers a way to plump the lips and restore lost volume. Lip augmentation with injectables offers Dr. Patricia Berbari’s Gatineau, QC patients a minimally invasive solution for thin lips.
Lip augmentation can be performed using either a patient’s own fat or injectable dermal fillers. Many of our patients prefer lip augmentation with injectables because it is a simple, yet effective procedure that is minimally invasive and carries little risk of complications.
During treatment, Dr. Berbari will use a thin needle to inject dermal filler into key areas of the lips. There are several different dermal fillers that Dr. Berbari can use during lip augmentation. Dr. Berbari will recommend a filler that best meets each patient’s unique needs and desires.
In most cases, Dr. Berbari suggests a filler that is composed of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body, so this material virtually eliminates the risk of an allergic reaction after treatment. Hyaluronic acid-based injectables also provide longer-lasting results, so patients can expect to enjoy their fuller lips for at least six months, and up to a year.
Since lip augmentation with injectables is such a straightforward procedure, the recovery timeframe is often very short. The lips may feel a little sore for a few days. They are also likely to develop some inflammation (which may resolve in a few hours, or may last a couple of days).
However, the side effects of treatment are minimal and should not have a dramatic effect on a person’s appearance or overall well being. Most patients resume their usual activities either immediately after treatment or the next day.
Benefits of Lip Augmentation with Injectables
Lip augmentation is an increasingly popular cosmetic procedure. A large portion of lip augmentation patients opt to have the procedure performed with injectables. This is due in large part to the numerous benefits that this technique provides, which includes:
- Minimal bruising and swelling following treatment
- Faster recovery without any downtime
- Advanced precision that allows patients to achieve the specific level of volume they desire
- Results that are visible virtually immediately
- Long-lasting results without the need for surgical treatment
- Fuller, poutier, and more youthful looking lips
Thin lips fail to stand out the way most patients desire, and can make a person look older. If you are interested in increasing the volume of your lips, you may be an ideal candidate for lip augmentation with injectables. To learn more about this cosmetic procedure, contact us at your earliest convenience. Dr. Patricia Berbari looks forward to hearing from you.
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