Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that plumps the lips and enhances facial harmony. It also helps individuals boost their confidence and achieve the perfect celebrity-inspired pout.
Lip Fillers: Here's What You Need to Know
Lip augmentation often involves lip fillers that contain hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that enhances the shape, structure and volume of the lips. Common hyaluronic acid lip fillers include:
- Juvederm: Improves lip fullness and lip volume and reduces the appearance of vertical lip lines.
- Volbella: Plumps the lips and corrects “lipstick lines” around the mouth.
A typical lip filler procedure requires only about 15 to 30 minutes to complete. At this time, lip fillers are injected into the lips and around the mouth, and the amount of filler used varies based on the patient.
Downtime with lip fillers is generally minimal, and most patients can resume their normal activities immediately after treatment. Full results of a lip filler procedure usually become visible within about two weeks of treatment. In some instances, results may last up to one year following a lip filler procedure.
Why Do People Receive Lip Fillers?
Lip augmentation provides a fast, simple and safe way to treat misshapen and under-volumized lips. As such, it ensures a person's lips complement his or her cheeks, chin, eyes, nose and other facial features, resulting in a balanced, natural-looking facial appearance.
Additionally, lip fillers are great options to quickly treat fine lines, wrinkles and other visible signs of aging in the mouth area. They enhance lip fullness and tighten the skin around the mouth. As a result, lip fillers help people achieve firmer and more youthful lips than ever before.
Demand for Lip Augmentation Increases
Celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Khloe Kardashian have used lip fillers to achieve full, plump lips. Meanwhile, individuals who want to replicate some of their favorite celebrities' signature pouts have driven the demand for lip augmentation procedures over the past few years.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reported 29,797 lip augmentation procedures were performed in 2017 – up 60% from 2000. As people search for ways to capture a celebrity-inspired pout, the demand for lip fillers may increase accordingly in the foreseeable future, too.
Are You a Good Candidate for Lip Augmentation?
Dr. Jonathan Cabin of the SkinDC requests a patient consultation before he performs a lip augmentation procedure. He uses a consultation to learn about a patient, analyze his or her lips and other facial features and determine if this individual is a good candidate for lip augmentation.
If Dr. Cabin believes a patient is a good candidate for lip augmentation, he offers a personalized treatment recommendation. Dr. Cabin's goal is to help a patient achieve a harmonious facial appearance. To accomplish this goal, Dr. Cabin is honest with his patients and teaches them about all aspects of lip augmentation. Dr. Cabin wants to build patient trust, and to do so, works closely with a patient to help him or her achieve the best-possible lip augmentation results.
Dr. Cabin uses both cannula and needle techniques during lip augmentation treatments. He provides targeted micro-injections of a lip filler during a lip augmentation procedure. That way, Dr. Cabin helps each of his patients reshape and volumize the lips, leading to a harmonious facial appearance.
Schedule a Lip Augmentation Treatment Consultation with Dr. Cabin
For those who want to enhance the appearance of the lips, increase their self-confidence and achieve a celebrity-inspired pout, a lip augmentation treatment consultation with Dr. Cabin is ideal. To set up a lip augmentation treatment consultation with Dr. Cabin, please contact us today at 703-259-8094.
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