As time goes on, there are more and more innovations giving men and women the full, luscious lips they desire. We’re here to answer the question everyone who wants the “Kylie look” is asking: Which is better, lip filler or lip augmentation? Let’s take a closer look at each of these procedures to figure out, once and for all, which cosmetic procedure is best.
What is Lip Filler?
Lip filler is an injectable dermal filler used in a lip injection treatment in which a clear, hyaluronic acid-based gel is injected into the lips to enhance their natural shape and size. Before a lip injection treatment, the patient’s lip area is numbed using a topical anesthetic cream. Once numb, our expert staff makes a series of injections into the lips to help the patient achieve their desired results. At Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas, we use Juvederm® products to provide the best natural-looking results. The treatment usually takes under an hour to complete, and patients are able to immediately return to their normal daily routine. The results of a lip filler treatment usually last anywhere between 12 and 18 months.
What are the Benefits of Lip Filler?
There are many benefits to getting lip injections done at Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas, including:
- Minimally invasive treatment
- Lips treated in under an hour
- Immediately visible results
- No downtime or recovery period required
- Results last between 12 and 18 months at a time
What is Lip Augmentation?
Lip augmentation is a surgical solution for patients who wish to permanently add volume to their thin lips. The procedure involves introducing a soft, silicone implant into the lips to enhance their natural size and shape. Lip augmentation requires the use of a local anesthetic. Once the anesthetic is administered, small incisions will be made in the corners of the mouth and the silicone lip implant will be slid into place. The full procedure can take anywhere between one and two hours to complete, and recovery time is minimal. While some patients do take a few days off of work or other activities, most patients make a full recovery after just a day or two following their surgery. The silicone lip implant has the potential to last a lifetime or consistently full, plump lips.
What are the Benefits of Lip Augmentation?
There are many benefits to getting a lip augmentation done at Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas, including:
- Procedure takes no longer than two hours
- Immediately visible results
- Little downtime and short recovery period
- Results have the potential to last a lifetime
Is Lip Augmentation or Lip Filler better for Me?
Really, the best lip enhancement treatment for you depends on the type of treatment you’re looking for. If you’re looking for a treatment in which you always have to option to customize and update your look, lip injections may be right for you. If you are looking for a more permanent solution to your thin lips, lip augmentation is the right choice. Ask Drs. Morrissey and Wilcox which treatment option is best for you based on your expectations, desired results and budget.
Are you ready to enhance your lips for the ultimate sultry pout? Contact us today to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Drs. Morrissey and Wilcox for a personalized treatment plan.