Lip Augmentation Cincinnati
Lip augmentation (enlargement) is one of the most important procedures to obtain full, sensual lips. Fuller lips are created by injection of materials or by implantation of products. Unfortunately, there is no one product which suits the needs of all patients.
Permanent lip augmentation is very difficult to achieve and patients should plan on multiple procedures to maintain a long-term result. Many products are no longer popular due to ineffectiveness or complications. These include collagen, Cymetra, Alloderm, Sculptra, and silicone. Below is a discussion of the most commonly used products for modern lip augmentation.
One of the most common methods for lip augmentation. Fat is harvested from the body and injected with a small needle into the lips. The fat consists of living cells which can reside permanently in the newly grafted lip. Approximately 50 % of the living cells do not take and are resorbed by the body. Results last 6 months or longer and can be permanent. Complications are minimal and consist mainly of 2-3 weeks of swelling.
FDA approved for cosmetic use, Juvederm is another gel based substance commonly used in the lips. Injected with a small needle, the temporary filler creates a result that lasts anywhere from 6-12 months. Complications are minimal but can include slight irregularities at the injection site. Due to a high satisfaction rate among patients and minimal chance for allergic reactions, Juvederm is a popular choice for lip augmentation.