Fuller Lips have been a symbol of sensuality and attention in our modern culture. Whether a person was born with thinner lips or they have thinned with time, there are ways to augment the lips in a very natural manner.
Over time, the pink, full part of the lips begins to whither away and the overall height of the upper lip appears longer. If lips are flattened, then augmentation procedures can be done; if lips are too thin or short, advancement procedures can be performed. The goal of lip augmentation is that the lip size and dimension fit with the rest of the face.
Dr. Garcia performs hundreds of aesthetic lip procedures annually and has excellent success with a very natural, full look to the lips.
Commonly Asked Questions about Lip Augmentation
What are the Different Methods of Lip Augmentation?
- Lip Filling: Either with synthetic injectable agents or tissues from your body that can be more long lasting.
- Lip Advancement: A minor procedure to roll the lip upward to show more of the pink lip.
Who are Candidates for Lip Augmentation?
- Genetically small Lips
- Confidence has diminished due to thinning of the lips
- Natural facial aging has caused the lips to disappear
- Smiling causes the lips to become imperceptible
How is Lip Augmentation performed?
Dr. Garcia takes his time during the consultation to explain all the options for improving the appearance of the lips. He is very meticulous in his process and will provide the most conservative and natural option.
If an injectable is decided upon, this process is very quick and painless. Dr. Garcia ensures that his patients experience little to no discomfort. Typically, lip fillers work similarly, but the duration can vary. The duration can vary from 6 months to 2 years. If Dr. Garcia and the patient decide to use a patient’s own tissue (collagen or fat), then the process will be explained in detail. The results from this form of lip augmentation are much more long lasting.
Lip Advancement will roll the lip outward giving the lip a more pink appearance. Dr. Garcia will explain this in detail during the consultation.
What is the Recovery from Lip Augmentation?
The recovery from Lip Augmentation can vary from no downtime to 2-3 weeks, depending upon the manner in which the lips are improved. If the augmentation involves stitches (placed in well concealed parts of the lip), these will be carefully removed in 1 week.
Dr. Garcia reviews the details of each procedure during consultation.