According to Marie Claire UK, the term "lip filler" is one of the most googledbeauty searches. The lips are one of the most sensual aspects of the body, often the first area others notice besides the eyes. The lips are a sign of femininity, covered in colors and lined perfectly to draw the attention of others with ease.
Although the lips may be a focal point for many, not everyone has the perfect pout. Thin lips with no definition can affect self-confidence that even the best color or liner may not be able to fix. There is a way to enhance the appearance of the lips though, with the help ofLong Island dual board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. James Marotta.
The lips are a detailed, noticeable area of the face. Any kind of lip enhancement or enlargement must preserve proper lip proportions. Dr. Marotta is trained in both the aesthetic and technical aspects of the lips, ensuring facial structure is balanced. Before undergoing any type of lip enhancement, a comprehensive anatomical analysis will be performed. During this analysis, deficient areas will be noted and changes will be decided upon with attractiveness and natural appearance in mind.
There are many reasons why patients choose to undergo a lip enhancement procedure. These include:
- A general desire for fuller lips
- Hereditary disposition of smaller, thinner lips
- Volume and definition loss of the lips often associated with the effects of aging
The options for lip enhancement range from nonsurgical temporary fillers to more permanent solutions such as fat injections or V-Y advancement. Restylane is one of the most common choices for lips augmentation. It has been used in the U.S. since 1994.
Capable of producing immediate visible improvements, Restylane is made ofhyaluronic acid. Found naturally within the cartilage and joints of the body, its a soft clear substance that is completely biodegradable.
The effects of Restylane last about six months. Recent clinical trials have found that 95 percent of patients retained correction of the lips 18 months later when the area had been treated again within five to nine months of the initial injection.
Restylane is applied in slow, small amounts to the lips. This ensures that the finish is smooth and even, creating a natural but enhanced appearance. After the injection is completed, an ice pack will be placed on the injection site to soothe and minimize pain and swelling. Lip swelling may last longer than other areas but will dissipate with time.
To learn more about lip enhancements or your options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Marotta today.