Full lips are often seen as a sign of beauty
Thin lips can leave Charlotte, NC residents feeling self conscious. With celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Kylie Jenner making a full pout popular, many people are starting to look for ways to achieve that look. In fact, lip augmentation, a way to surgically plump lips, has risen 53% between 2000 and 2016, per the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, making it one of the fastest growing cosmetic procedures.
Many different factors can cause people to have thin lips
Many different factors can cause thin lips. Some people have naturally thinner lips from birth or may have a thin top lip and a full bottom lip or vice versa. Thin lips are also a sign of aging. As people grow older their lips often start to thin out and curl back making them appear older.
There are many different procedures people can have to plump their lips
There are many procedures available to patients who desire fuller lips. Some procedures offer permanent results while other offer temporary ones. What procedure is best for you can be determined by a doctor following an examination and discussion of your goals.
Lip fillers are a temporary way to make thin lips fuller
Lip fillers are one of the most common and most well-known ways people can achieve fuller lips. For this procedure, the doctor will numb the lips and the area around the mouth, then, they’ll inject the filler into the lips. This process requires a skilled physician as they need to be certain they don’t overfill the lips and leave them too puffy.
Fillers are a temporary way to make thin lips fuller with result lasting anywhere from four to six months. This means repeat injections are needed to maintain the results which can lead to additional costs. However, one benefit of injections is the quick recovery time. Patients may experience mild swelling afterward, but that usually fades within one to two days. People don’t need to take time off work to recover like they would with other procedures.
Permanent or semi permanent procedures are also available
Augmentation surgery, lip lifts, and implants are also ways patients can have fuller lips. These operations range from lasting for years to being permanent. Augmentation requires human tissue to be transplanted into the lips while lip lifts literally lift the lip. Your doctor can help you determine the best procedure for you if you are looking for long lasting results.
These procedures often require a longer recovery time than injections as patients usually have incision sites that need to heal. Patients should be careful not to bump the area or cover the incision with makeup or lotion until it is completely healed.
Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
Charlotte, NC patients who have thin lips and wish to achieve fuller lips should contact Dr. Sean Freeman. Dr. Freeman is the area’s most experienced surgeon and is double board certified. He takes great pride in helping patients look their best. Be sure to contact his office to schedule a consultation today.