It is no coincidence that many of today's celebrities have full, sexy lips. Even the ones with naturally thin lips often have lip augmentation in order to achieve the perfect pout. Throughout history, full lips have been a sign of youth and beauty. However, as we age, lips tend to get thinner due to diminishing levels of collagen in the skin. Lips may also wrinkle making you look and feel older than you really are. Fortunately, lip augmentation is available to give you fuller, younger looking lips that help improve sexual and self confidence. Lip augmentation can also make your entire face look younger by reducing the appearance of wrinkles around the mouth. Lip augmentation is becoming increasingly popular due to speedy recovery times and quick results.
Candidates for lip augmentation include: people with thin lips; wrinkled lips due to aging or smoking; asymmetrical lips or those in need of lip reconstruction. For more information about lip augmentation, please visit one of BeverlyHillsPhysicians.com offices in the following convenient Los Angeles locations: Beverly Hills, Encino, Thousand Oaks, Valencia, Pasadena, Long Beach and Oxnard.
Lip Augmentation can be performed through injections of natural or synthetic materials. Below are a few popular lip augmentation procedures to consider:
Collagen: Collagen is a safe non-surgical approach to replacing the skin's natural collagen. Collagen can be injected in vertical lip lines and along the edge of the lip to enhance the definition of the lip border and make the lips appear fuller and more youthful. Collagen may last up to 3 months.
Captique™: Captique Injectable gel -- a new dermal filler product based on Genzyme's non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid (HA) technology. This is a soft tissue filler that enhances lips giving them a naturally full, plumper, youthful look.
Restylane: Like Captique, Restylane is a premier wrinkle filler because it is a safe, non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid. It is injected to fill out creases and lines and gives your lips a fuller, plumper, youthful look. Both Captique and Restylane last approximately 4-6 months.
Juvederm ™ has the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid currently in a filler-- making it smoother than other fillers. Due to the high concentration of hyaluronic acid and a smooth formula, Juvederm™ will enhance your lips up to 6 months.
Fat Transfer: For permanent, natural enlargement of the lips, fat can be harvested from one area of the body and reinjected into the lips. Fat injections have the advantage over other fillers because it is permanent but some patient may experience lumpiness. Your surgeon at BeverlyHillsPhysicians.com will help you make the lip augmentation choice that is right for you depending upon your health and aesthetic goals.