Lip Augmentation: Implants vs. Injections

    When it comes to your facial features, your lips offer a special allure. If your lips look thin or lack a youthful, plump appearance, lip augmentation can be performed, either with injections or by the placement of custom lip implants. Most people who want plumper, fuller lips choose to achieve the look with dermal fillers, rather than implants.

    What is lip augmentation?

    Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that enhances the size and volume of the lips. As you get older, your body loses its ability to produce skin-plumping collagen and hyaluronic acid. As the quantity of collagen and HA reduces, it results in thinning lips. Lip augmentation can give your lips a subtle boost, with increased fullness, along with smoothing vertical lip lines that reveal your age. Lip enhancement can be performed using either lip implants or with injections of dermal fillers – but which is best?

    Which is better: implants or injections?

    When considering lip augmentation, there are two methods to consider.

    • Implants: While lip implants offer the longest-lasting solution for lip enhancement, they also require surgery as well as some downtime following your procedure. If you decide later that you would like to reverse the procedure, an additional surgical procedure must be performed to remove the implants. This procedure is e appropriate for people who need lip reconstruction rather than those seeking subtle, natural lip augmentation.
    • Injections: Lip injections are a minimally-invasive for lip augmentation using cosmetic injectables. The fillers used for lip enhancement are hyaluronic acid-based; the same substance found naturally in your body, which attracts moisture and provides volume. Lip injections lend a pillowy, subtle volume to your pout that looks and feels natural and attractive.

    The benefits of dermal fillers

    Patients seeking to enhance lip volume in San Diego most frequently turn to the use of dermal fillers. Injections of lip fillers are buildable, allowing you to progressively increase or decrease the amount of enhancement you would like to see. Since lip enhancement merely involves injecting the filler, there is no downtime or recovery required following your procedure. You can immediately return to your normal activities. Additionally, lip injections are significantly less expensive than surgical insertion of lip implants and are a much more budget-friendly procedure. It’s an easy way to provide that more allure to your appearance without undergoing surgery.

    Why should I choose Avalon Laser for lip augmentation?

    Lip augmentation is an easy way to balance your facial features while enhancing one of your most memorable features. When you're considering lip enhancement in the Carlsbad area, you want to be sure you find a practitioner with extensive experience in creating elegant, natural-looking results. Lip augmentation is a delicate procedure, and without skill, can lead to an overfilled look. Dr. Reza Tirgari is a double board-certified physician who has a deep understanding of facial beauty and balance. In his capable hands, your lips will be subtly enhanced to create a more appealing, fresh look. Imagine your lips with greater definition, an enhanced Cupid’s bow, and smoothed lip lines – with the help of Dr. Tirgari, it is all possible.

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