Lips are a defining feature of facial beauty. They express emotions, frame the smile, and prove to be a worthy target of glosses and colors to deliver a sensual appearance. Many women are blessed with a full pout and haven’t lost significant volume over the years. However, if you find yourself hiding your smile because you lack confidence in lip volume, you can enjoy a plumper pout with lip augmentation using synthetic fillers or natural fat.
At North Atlanta Plastic Surgery, Dr. Amy Alderman and Dr. Aida Joiner help patients choose cosmetic solutions to deliver full lips that feel and appear natural. They offer these lip filler options for women looking to plump up their pout or smooth fine lines around their mouths.
Soft Tissue Filler
The most popular method for boosting lip volume is using soft tissue fillers like Juvéderm® or Restylane®. These fillers may last between six to nine months before requiring reapplication to maintain benefits. The procedure is an in-office treatment that takes twenty or thirty minutes and is well tolerated by our patients. It has minimal downtime.
Fat grafting is another alternative for restoring lip volume. Dr. Alderman will harvest fat from a donor site like the thighs or abdomen to inject into the lips. Although the volume of fat that survives is unpredictable, the procedure uses natural tissue for beautiful, natural results.
Lip implants are the least popular method for lip augmentation. The silicone implants require a small incision in the corner of the mouth after a local or IV sedation. The implant enhances volume but is more noticeable than the other cosmetic options.
Customized Lip Augmentation Procedure
Deciding which lip filler treatment is best for you should be discussed during a lip augmentation consultation. A non-permanent option like dermal fillers is usually the preferred treatment to start with to ensure you are comfortable with the results. Longevity is also a concern when choosing the best treatment; fat transfers are not always permanent, with about one-third of fat transfer patients enjoying lasting results. It’s best to come in and discuss your options in person with one of our specialists.
Why Choose North Atlanta Plastic Surgery
Both doctors at our clinic employ a custom approach for lip augmentation. They enhance lip volume but focus on the surrounding areas as well. This comprehensive approach enhances overall lip beauty, highlighting areas such as the philtral columns (cupid’s bow) and the corners of the mouth.
Dr. Alderman’s and Dr. Joiner’s goal is to perform treatments effectively, safely, and painlessly. They use a combination of local and topical anesthesia and use the advancements in filler options to enhance the procedure.
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If you’re in the Atlanta area and would like more information about lip augmentation or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact our office today!