With more selfies being taken, women everywhere are becoming concerned with one thing: achieving the perfect pout. And with everyone anxious to get that flawless Instagram post, it’s no surprise that lip enhancements are among the fastest growing procedures performed, especially among younger age groups who all want to achieve fuller, more defined lips. With every pucker, every smile, and every conversation, your lips are an anchor on your face, and full, thick lips are not only desirable, but completely achievable.
Whether you were born with thin lips or your lips have thinned throughout the years, getting fuller, more luscious lips is easier than you may think and are sure to shine on any face. And while all lip enhancements will lead to the appearance of thicker and fuller lips, there are several different procedures for you to consider. Should you get surgical lip enlargement? Or are non-surgical lip fillers right for you? The main question comes down to this: do you want something permanent, or are you looking for a temporary enhancement? While both of these procedures have their benefits and come with minimal complications, it is important to understand these procedures so you can find the right one for you.
Lip enlargement is the surgical route. This is a permanent procedure that is guaranteed to last for years. There is no need to go back every six months for a new injection—one trip to your doctor is all it takes. In this one- to two-hour procedure, tissue is taken from another part of your body, typically the abdomen, and is grafted into your lips through incisions made at the corners. The tissue will be anchored on each side with sutures, and these will typically take a week to heal before they can be removed. With this procedure, even though it’s an outpatient procedure, the lips will be noticeably swollen for one to two weeks.
Other options on the road to fresh, pouty, luscious lips are injectable fillers (soft tissue fillers) such as Restylane® and JUVÉDERM®. These are non-invasive, non-surgical options that take less than an hour to complete with no downtime, and the results are immediate. Lip fillers are made up of natural materials and can be injected for your preference of lip fullness. These injections provide temporary results, lasting about six months. A benefit to this is that patients who are on the fence can undergo filler treatment to test it out without being concerned that the results will be permanent.
Why Consider Dr. Kimberly Henry for Lip Enhancement?
Dr. Kimberly Henry is a U.S. board-certified plastic surgeon who provides a specific and unique postoperative treatment plan tailored to fit her patients’ individual needs and desired results. She is upheld by the highest standards of medical excellence and practices while also noted for her caring and nurturing attitude. Using high-end technology for surgical and non-surgical lip enhancement procedures, Dr. Henry will give you satisfactory results for fuller and luscious lips.
Are you interested in fuller lips? Lip enhancement may be right for you. For more information, schedule a consultation with Dr. Henry, today. Call our Petaluma office at (707) 329-3568, our Davis office at (530) 316-5426, our San Francisco office at (415) 936-7610, and Greenbrae office at (415) 997-0918. You may also complete our online contact form today for more information.