Many people desire thicker, fuller lips, and many procedures can be performed to help patients achieve this goal. Lip augmentation may take several forms, but the goal is to create fuller lips and reduce fine wrinkles around the mouth.
Lips that are too thin make the face appear severe or unhappy. Full lips are a natural sign of arousal, and are considered a primary signal of desire in cultures around the world. However, lips that are overly enhanced (“bee stung”) can draw attention away from the natural balance of the face. An experienced cosmetic surgeon such as Dr. Apesos will understand the various procedures available and can guide you to your best natural look.
Collagen and fat injections can be used to enhance the lips but provide only temporary results. Collagen and fat are natural materials produced by the body, and they are gradually reabsorbed by the body.
Enhancing the Lips
Correction that is more permanent can be achieved with rolled collagen sheet implantation or synthetic implants. Synthetic implants come in a variety of materials and are designed to be neutral to the body. Some injectable materials actually become part of the body’s structure. Some lip augmentation procedures can be performed under local anesthesia with precise enhancement of the lips.
Whether natural or synthetic, proper placement of the material is critical for a natural look. Dr. Apesos has the training and experience to enhance your lips as a natural, attractive complement to your face, nose and chin. He has many examples of before and after images to help guide you to the look you desire.
To discuss whether lip implants are right for you, and to understand the options and risks, please call our office for a consultation appointment. Dr. Apesos is ready to help you achieve your total look.