Before you know it aging and life’s ups and downs take the toll of your youthfulness. But now we have those options today that defy age and restore youthful looks that have been lost. Age invariably thins the upper lip making you look angry and old. Fine lines on the lips and on the sides of the mouth called “smoker’s lines,” make you look even older.
Today’s advanced and tested materials for lip augmentation along with the experience and the skill of the cosmetic surgeon can rejuvenate your lips to their past beauty or even better.
The full and well-contouredlips sag as we age. The upper lip thins out and the arch of the upper lip called the Cupid's bow flattens. Women with naturally thin lips face this problem even more. Lip augmentation is the right option for those who wish to improve the lips they are born with or for those who wish to erase the signs of aging that their lips are subjected to.
A variety of lip augmentation proceduresare now available that are surgical and non -surgical in nature. Non-surgical lip augmentation includes treatment with collagen, fat grafts, dermal fat grafts as well as injecting different kinds of fillers. The materials vary in permanence and can be decided upon after carefully discussing your goals and expectations with the cosmetic surgeon. Your options include numerous minimally invasive temporary injectable fillers to permanent fillers and implants.
Temporary injectable fillers were once made of bovine (cow) collagen. The newly developed fillers are derived from non-animal, compatible and biodegradable such as hyaluronic acid, hydroxyapatite, and poly-L-lactic acid.
Modern lip enhancing material includes Hyaluronic Acids such as Restylane and Juvederm or Fat Injections –using your own body fat can augment lips to a younger state.