The full, shapely lips we had in our youth have undergone changes as we have aged and matured. They became thinner, often pulled outward and the upper lip developed a straighter, tauter look. These are normal signs of aging, but it doesn’t mean we can’t turn back the clock and restore our lips to their youthful appearance.
Depending on the amount of structural support and how much moisture can be attracted to the area, lips can become fuller once more, with the natural sweep curve of the upper lip restored. Through lip injections, we can bring back the natural beauty of the lips, and in doing so, can positively highlight the entire face. You may be an ideal candidate for lip augmentation with injections.
Can Lip Injections Help Me?
Lip augmentation will definitely change your appearance. Your facial features will be modified even though the lips are the only area being treated. It’s, therefore, necessary to ask yourself if you are ready to enhance the fullness of your lips. While the procedure isn’t dangerous and there is little risk of side effects, there is information you need to know before you make a decision.
How Lip Injections Are Performed
We will first schedule a consultation and examine both your upper and lower lips. Dermal fillers composed of hyaluronic acid can be injected into the lips. This acid draws in moisture and holds it in place. Even after the solution is flushed from the body by natural processes, the moisture keeps the lips plump.
Another popular option we have is lip augmentation through fat grafting. We can remove some fat from another area of your body, such as the thighs or buttocks, and then inject it into the lips for a very natural look and feel.
Benefits of Lip Injections
Since the amount of plumping depends on the amount of acid or body fat used, we have control over the outcome. This is why lip injections are often more popular than surgery to augment the lips. Multiple sessions can be scheduled several weeks apart, so the client can see the gradual improvement and stop the treatments when the desired look is achieved.
Also, hyaluronic acid and fat are natural substances that are already present in small amounts in the human body, so there is very little risk of an allergic reaction.
Find Out More About Lip Injections
To get all the facts about lip injections for plumping and reshaping your lips, set up an appointment at the Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas in San Antonio. You may be able to restore your lips to their natural, youthful appearance. Dr. Jeneby also specializes in breast augmentation in the San Antonio area. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!