Lip Implants Versus Lip Fillers: Whats Best for You?
With social media stars, actresses, and online influencers flaunting their plump, sleek, and sultry lips on nearly every instagram post, and new products directed towards making your lips look better, it seems that lip enhancement has become a fascination amongst society. And while in years past aesthetic enhancement as a whole was far more hush, hush, because people are way more open about things and what they’ve done to achieve the face and body they have, it has opened up many to consider some form of lip augmentation. The fact is that there are two common forms of lip enhancement that women (and even some men!) Are considering between, the use of lip fillers like Juvederm or Restylane Lyft, the same dermal filers you would use on your cheek or forehead wrinkles, or actually going for a full-fledged surgical lip augmentation procedure in which lip implants are placed within he lips. While in years past, surgical lip augmentation using lip implants was certainly far more popular, in recent years, and much advancement having come into the noninvasive aesthetics world, more and more women are opting for lip fillers than ever before. But it still begs the question, which one is right for you and your lips? As experts in Botox and fillers, the team at Alluring Image, the best medspa Delray Beach has to offer, will often recommend patients choose a lip filler, as they are noninvasive and have become far more popular of late. But could it be a bit biased, because they prefer the use of noninvasive treatments? In this article, we will be going over a few of the pros and cons of each to help you decide whats right for you.
Lip Filler Injections
When it comes to lip injections, its important to understand what exactly is being injected. In the majority of cases, lip injections make use of a lip filler or dermal filler such as Juvederm or Restylane Lyft. These two popular lip filler injections are made from a hyaluronic acid base, a naturally occurring compound thats found in the human body, that provides natural hydration, and gives your skin its soft, smooth, supple, plumpness, and its overall moisture and hydration. By using a hyaluronic acid based dermal filler as opposed to others, experts in Botox and fillers like Alluring Image, the best medspa Delray Beach has to offer, state that patients will generally achieve the best results – ending up with enhanced symmetry, and overall improved volume – two major characteristics of a goo lip augmentation procedure. In addition to plumpness, another major benefit of using lip fillers like Juvederm or Restylane Lyft is the enhanced contours, and defined lip line they tend to provide. Generally they are able to provide amazing contours, that while being more plump and enhanced will generally appear fairly natural looking, as long as you don’t overdo it with the filler. And what many believe is probably the best reason to choose lip filler injections over lip implant surgery is the fact that risks and side effects are fairly limited, aside from some minor swelling and light redness, that will disappear in a day or so – patients should have their new lips on display within a couple of days – with results typically lasting around 8 to 12 months.
Lip Implant Surgery
Now, with lip implants and lip augmentation surgery its important to understand that this procedure has been around for quite a long time, and has certainly provided patients with some amazing results over the years. For the most part, the lip implants use a silicone implant, that is inserted into the lips in order to enhance the size and shape of the lips – similar to that of breast augmentation. Now this is often fairly successful, but in many instances some patients feel that the silicone doesn’t feel as natural as they would like, and sometimes the size and shape isn’t perfect on the initial surgery. This is where the main issue comes into play with lip augmentation surgery. With lip fillers you can always add a bit more or even reduce some of the filler sometimes, and if you don’t like your results, it isn’t permanent and you can always have it redone. However, with silicone implants, you have to have another revision surgery procedure to alter anything and all this cutting into your lips certainly isn’t likely to lead to a good result, as the lips are extremely sensitive.
While complications and risks are also fairly rare with surgery, they are more likely than that of lip fillers. Plus you have to deal with the downtime, and recovery period, and you may not be able to see your results for a number of weeks after surgery. According to the team at Alluring Image, the best medspa Delray Beach has to offer, this is certainly why they recommend opting for lip fillers over the use of implants. While lip implants are permanent its much less of a risk, to simply get them touched up every year, than to take a chance on having certain serious side effects such as infections, implant shifting, allergic reactions, lumps, prolonged swelling or bruising, and lip asymmetry. plus, removing your implants is actually very difficult. So beware, before you decide on having it done. For more information on these procedures and more, be sure to contact Alluring Image today.