Until several years ago, lip fillers were the main option for lip augmentation. But now you have a choice.
Lip implants vs fillers
Lip fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, the same gel in your joints. Fillers like Juvederm, Restylane or Belotero can define your Cupid’s bow and fill the lips. But they typically require retreatment every 6 months. Using your own fat is also an option but that requires a trip to the operating room.
If that’s too much effort, then implants, made of silicone may be the answer for you. These silicone-based lip implants provide symmetry and fullness in an accurate way that may not always be possible with fillers. And best of all, they’re permanent!
These devices can be implanted under local anesthesia. As the news story above suggests, the procedure is available as a lunch-time treatment. After the numbness wears off, you’ll have pain but this is treatable with moderate strength pain medication.
But don’t worry about leakage from these implants. These implants are like a gummy bear and don’t contain a liquid silicone. They’re safe and available in 3 different lengths and 3 different widths. You can learn more about pricing and these implants in general by clicking here.