Procedures

Lip Augmentation

Lip augmentation uses a variety of materials to create fuller-looking lips, and lip augmentation materials also reduce wrinkles in the mouth area..

Temporary solutions for lip augmentation are achieved through collagen and fat injections, both requiring repeat treatments to maintain lip augmentation, as the materials are readily absorbed into the body. Collagen used in lip augmentation generally lasts 3-4 months, and while fat injections last slightly longer, a lip augmentation using fat injections can be more unpredictable, resulting in lumping and scarring. Other lip augmentation solutions involve the use of implants, either entirely synthetic materials, or lip augmentation inserts using some amount of donated skin. Unlike the non-surgical, injection based systems of lip augmentation, the inserts require about one week for recovery, and allergies to the lip augmentation inserts have been known to occur. A permanent, low-risk solution for lip augmentation involves the use of Gore-Tex material, which the human body seems to tolerate well, but lip augmentation by these means may not be the best idea for someone who is only experimenting with lip augmentation. Someone in that position may prefer to start out with collagen to see how lip augmentation could affect them.

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A new injectable product is available for lip enlargement and the filling of folds and lines. Consisting of calcium hydroxlapatite suspended in a polysaccharide gel, Radiance is very similar to a tissue that occurs naturally in the teeth and bones.