Lips are probably the most important complementary elements that contribute to overall facial aesthetics.
They are also accepted to be sexual figures, which have an ability to attract the opposite sex for both genders. This social role of the lips arises the desire to make them more attractive or striking.
Volume, shape and harmony with the overall facial look are the three main factors that are of key importance about lip aesthetics. No matter how thick or prominent it is, if the lips do not fit well to the general architecture of the face, they will look definitely unnatural. For this reason, lip alterations should be planned very carefully and modestly.
Lip shaping is usually done with synthetic injectibles today. These injectible fillers are made up of “hyaluronic acid”, which is one of the natural components of the human connective tissue. As hyaluronic acid has a natural turnover cycle within the body, the injected extra volume slightly fades away within time and totally vanishes by the end of one year. The injection needs to be repeated afterwards.
Another popular way of lip augmentation is fat injection. Since the lips have a very rich blood supply, the grafted fat almost totally survives in this area. It has a longer lasting effect, but the application is a little bit more traumatic.
If one seeks a permanent solution for lip augmentation, then permanent lip implants should be considered as an option. Lip implants are made of silicone, and have their own shape. They are inserted to the lip through almost invisible incisions and stay there for a lifetime. If the patient has any complaint about the implant, it can be removed within minutes.