What is the Difference Between Lip Augmentation and Lip Fillers?
Beautiful, plump lips are a beauty trend that is here to stay. How are full, supple lips best achieved? Lip enhancement is achieved with lip augmentation and lip fillers. These terms are sometimes used interchangeably, but in fact, there are differences. Let’s take a look at the differences between lip fillers and lip augmentation.
What Are Lip Fillers?
Lip fillers are an injectable treatment performed with certain dermal fillers that are designed to enhance the lips. To achieve the desired full, plump appearance, a hyaluronic acid-based gel is injected directly into the lips at different points.
Results from lip filler injections last anywhere from 12-18 months. There is no downtime, allowing patients to get right back to their day, and the recovery period is quite minimal, lasting a couple of days.Lip fillers can also be used to smooth the skin around the mouth to achieve a more youthful appearance and eliminate wrinkles.
Popular lip fillers include the following:
Juvederm Ultra Plus
What is Lip Augmentation?
Lip augmentation is a broad term that encompasses any type of lip enhancement, including surgery or fillers. Lip augmentation is generally the term used to describe surgical treatments that add volume to the lips, but you will commonly hear this term used to describe lip fillers, too.
Lip augmentation may include collagen injections, fat transfer using purified fat from another part of the body, lip implants, and other surgical procedures. Surgical options are much longer lasting than fillers, but the recovery period is longer and there can be downtime involved.
Which Treatment is Best for You to Enhance Your Lips?
Every person is different, and whatever the right lip enhancement treatment is for you will vary depending on your facial structure, your unique anatomy, and your personal aesthetic goals. During a consultation with us, we will talk about your goals and examine your lips and skin to determine your ideal lip enhancement treatment and go over the details of your options to achieve beautiful, appealing lips.
Achieve Supple, Plump, Appealing Lips at Saigal Facial Plastic Surgery
When you’re having a treatment to plump your lips, it’s important to work with a facial expert who can achieve the right, proportionate effects, sculpting and filling your lips with attractive, natural-looking but beautiful volume. Either dramatic volume or more subtle effects can be achieved, depending on your aesthetic goals.
At Saigal Facial Plastic Surgery, you are treated by a team of true experts, ensuring your results are all that you desire, and more. Call today to find out more about enhancing your lips with us, and schedule a consultation to determine what the best filler or lip augmentation treatment is for you!