Lip volume and definition can be enhanced with lip augmentation cosmetic surgery as well as non-surgical procedures.
At the time of initial consultation, the surgeon will explain various treatment options to the patient and help them make the appropriate choice. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bram Kaufman provides lip augmentation to patients in Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and surrounding locations.
Lip Augmentation with Implants
Implants can be used to create permanent lip augmentation. Today, a wide range of synthetic lip implants are available. The surgeon will suggest the ideal implant for the patient, which can make the lips appear shapelier and fuller. Lip implant cosmetic surgery procedure may take about an hour to complete.
The surgeon will commence the surgery by placing small incisions on the lips. These incisions are usually placed at the mouth corners to keep them inconspicuous. The surgeon uses these incisions to create a narrow tunnel to hold the implant. This tunnel should be created precisely to make sure that the implant placement is correct and appears natural.
Lip Augmentation with Fat Transfer
If lip implants are not an option for the patient, the surgeon may recommend a fat transfer procedure. In this surgery, the patient’s own tissue is used from a donor area on the body to make the lips appear fuller. Outcomes of this technique are natural and softer looking. Lip augmentation with fat transfer is also less invasive. The use of the body’s own tissue ensures that allergic reactions or rejections are a rare occurrence.
To start this procedure, the surgeon will initially remove excess fat from a donor location. Donor sites include areas such as the thighs, buttocks or abdomen.
The surgeon uses the liposuction technique to draw out excess fat tissue. This fat is purified and subsequently injected into the lips via a blunt needle and a syringe. The injection process will only entail tiny prick marks which are around 0.2 cm in diameter.
Lip Augmentation with Dermal Fillers
Dermal filler injectables such as Restylane or Juvederm are ideal for women desiring fuller lips to enhance their facial appearance without surgery. These dermal fillers are developed to offer lip augmentation to a desirable level to make the face more appealing.
In some instances, the patient may have lips that are unbalanced or uneven. Restylane or Juvederm can help in improving the symmetry of the lips. Certain patients desire to restore a youthful lip shape and add more definition to the lips. Dermal filler injections can help achieve all these enhancements.
Restylane and Juvederm injectables filler gel are smooth. This allows the provider to use a very fine needle to inject this gel in precise areas of the lips. The gel fills in the wrinkles and lines in the lips and enhances the appearance of the lips.
Laser Lip Enhancement
This procedure involves the use of a series of precise heat pulses into the mucosa of the lips. This prompts a collagen reaction that offers a fuller appearance to the lips. The nature of this treatment is such that the natural lip shape remains intact. However, they develop a fuller and plumper look. Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bram Kaufman receives patients from Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and nearby areas.