Our lips just like our body face and skin are quite vulnerable to aging. Plump lips not only improve the overall appearance of the face, they also enhance self-confidence and beauty. There are many ways to get fuller lips irrespective of whether your lips are naturally thin or they are thinning with age.
Every year, many people opt for lip enhancement and are generally happy with the outcome. Lip injections use natural or synthetic filler formulations that can keep the lips plump for a long time.
For a more permanent effect, lip implants and other surgical procedures, like Sydney lip augmentation, can be considered. There are many other option available to get those fuller lips; these include vermillion (pink part of your upper lip) advancement, dermal grafting, lip lifts and permanent makeup.
There are many types of injectable dermal fillers that can be injected in the lips or around the mouth. The most commonly used filler materials are collagen, autologous fat and widespread acceptance and easy availability makes collagen a good option for temporary lip augmentation. Autologous fat is a popular volume augmenter and the results are generally long-lasting (even permanent). Fat is obtained from the patient’s own abdomen or thighs; hence there is little or no risk of any allergic reaction. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body and the dermal fillers (called hyaluronic acid fillers) yield long lasting results, though temporary. Since these fillers are similar to the naturally occurring substances in our body, the risk of allergy or infection is minimal.
Lip enhancement can be either non-surgical or surgical. The injections or fillers are non-surgical ways for getting the fuller lips. Surgical routes include dermal graft, lip lift, lip implant or vermillion advancement. Cosmetic augmentation of lip enhances and improves the lip contour when the lip is not affected by any congenital deformity or trauma. The upper lip is worked upon more frequently as compared to the lower lip. Some techniques can beautify the shape of your mouth, even out uneven lips, and improve gum-show while you smile. Before deciding to opt for any lip enhancement procedure, you should be healthy, non-smoker and in a positive frame of mind. The enhancement procedures cannot be performed if you suffer from Diabetes, an infection like oral herpes, Lupus or some blood-clotting problems.
Injections, implants, and grafting can bring about physical changes in the volume and plumpness of the lips, while procedures such as lip lifts and vermillion advancement can improve the shape and enhance the coloured area of the lips. Permanent makeup is another way to accentuate the pout without undergoing any surgery or applying makeup every day. Silicone injections are an unacceptable and highly risky option. Lip enhancement procedures are generally safe.