WHAT ARE THE CHOICES FOR LIP AUGMENTATION?
Enlarging and shaping lips is an artistic and technical challenge. Not only does it require a meticulous injection technique but also a deep understanding of the lip anatomy. It is essential to enhance the unique contour before increasing pure volume of the lips.
Depending on age a combination with tiny amounts of Botox for rising the angles of the will complement the procedure.
The lips can be fully anesthetized similar as with a dental nerve block. Often a highly concentrated local anesthesia cream will be sufficient for pain relieve.
Augmentation can be achieved in two ways:
We choose natural hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane as they have different benefits:
We often prefer to use a combination of two different hyaluronic acid fillers for volume ( high viscosity) and contour to achieve perfect, natural looking lips.
Dr. Reuter advises against permanent fillers or synthetic grafts in this highly mobile area.
There are basically two options. The first being fat graft harvested from other body areas. After processing it is placed in very small pieces to increase the lip volume.
The second choice is strips of connective tissue harvested through a hidden incision (under the hair) and inserted in the lips.
Both options can be performed under local anesthesia and are long lasting. Fillers will mostly last 6 month.
During the consultation Dr. Reuter will explain you the details of each procedure so that you can make an informed decision and have the lips you want.