There’s a plastic surgery procedure that has become more popular over the years. Lip augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the past few years, mainly due to the simplicity of the procedure as well as the results. Individual with thin lips who want to experience the look and feel of fuller, more noticeable lips can get the look they want with lip augmentation. Many people in the Thornton, Westminster, and Aurora area have looked to Boulder Plastic Surgery for this procedure, and they’ve been happy with their results. Read below to learn more about lip augmentation.
What is lip augmentation?
Lip augmentation is a procedure that is done to give lips a fuller appearance. This can be done in two ways: an implant or an injectable filler. Lip implants are made from a soft and flexible silicone material, and they are more stable than previous implants. During this procedure, two small incisions will be made in the corner of your mouth and a small instrument will be used to put the implants in place. Patients usually have about 1-2 stitches, very little bruising, and barely any swelling. This procedure also has a very quick recovery time. In addition, if you decide that you no longer want them, the implants can easily be removed too.
Besides implants, you also have the option of using an injectable filler such as Botox. These fillers use a safe material that is used to give your lips a fuller look. Your doctor will inject the product directly into your lips during an in-office visit. Injectable fillers cost less than lip implants—under $1,000 total—but they are considered a temporary procedure. While they will last a decent amount of time, you will be required to have the filler done regularly if you want to keep the look. If you truly like the look of plump lips, it may be more beneficial for you to go with the implant. However, if you only want the full look for a while, an injectable filler is the better option.
Why is lip augmentation so popular?
Lip augmentation has grown significantly over the past few years. In fact, more than 27,000 lip implant procedures took place in 2015. The reason? Technology. Lip augmentation has been around for many years, but it was never considered a popular plastic surgery option. However, thanks to advancements in technology, lip augmentation is safer, easier to do, and costs less than previous years. Most lip augmentation procedures can be done in the same day with little to no recovery time. This means that men and women can get fuller lips and go back to their normal routine the very same day.
At the same time, technology has made the procedure safer. With lip implants, a tool helps maneuver the implant into place, and the patient only receives two small incisions. This reduces the risk of infection and creates less recovery time, which makes the procedure safer. At the same time, advancements in materials also ensure that the procedure is much safer than previous years.
Thanks to technology, patients now have options for lip augmentation. For example, if your lips are not proportionate, lip augmentation can help even them out. At the same time, you can also opt for a completely full look or something more natural. Since there are more choices, more and more people are eager to experience lip augmentation and see how the results can fall in line with the exact look they want to achieve.
Due to injectable fillers, patients are now able to get a temporary view into lip augmentation. Some people may want to experience fuller lips, but they may only want to do so temporarily. Injectable fillers make this possible, and since patients now have product and procedure options, it makes lip augmentation a more realistic option.
Choose Boulder Plastic Surgery
No matter what type of lip augmentation procedure you’re interested in, Boulder Plastic Surgery can help Westminster, Aurora, and Thornton residents achieve the look you want. Our team has been specializing in lip augmentation for more than 38 years, and we are fully equipped with the latest technology and products to give you the lips you want. Our professionals will be happy to sit down and talk with you about the different lip augmentation options available to you and help you make the right choice for your specific needs. Contact us today at 303.578.4193 to schedule your consultation and learn more about lip augmentation.