Lip augmentation is a popular procedure for patients looking for plumper or fuller lips. In the past, collagen — the protein responsible for maintaining your skin’s elasticity and firmness — was a popular choice for lip fillers. These days, however, there are safer and more effective options for lip augmentation. When you visit our office in Bellaire, TX, for your consultation, Dr. Iero can discuss your options with you.
The most common method used for plumping lips now is injectable dermal fillers. Composed of Hyaluronic Acid, a natural component in the body that attracts and traps moisture, these fillers can give your lips more volume, shape, and structure. They are proven to be both safe and effective, and they typically last around six months before you need to return for another injection. Other benefits of injectable fillers include the following:
- Your doctor has more control over how much volume is added to the lips because he can control how much filler is injected.
- Treatment can be performed over several appointments until the desired results are achieved.
- There is little risk of an allergic reaction because the fillers are made of a substance similar to what naturally occurs in the body.
- Any lumps or bumps that result from the injections can be easily absorbed and corrected.
Other methods, such as implants or fat injections, have been used for lip augmentation procedures. However, they are less predictable and pose a greater risk of side effects.
Lip Augmentation in Bellaire, TX
If you’re unhappy with the fullness of your lips, we encourage you to contact Bellaire Facial, Oral & Dental Implant Surgery. When you visit our office for a consultation, Dr. Iero can examine your lips and determine if lip augmentation can improve the appearance of your lips and provide the desired results. We look forward to hearing from you.