Does one or both of your lips disappear when you smile? As you age have you noticed your lips are getting thinner? When you smile, does one or both of your lips disappear? Do the corners of your lips turn down making you look angry or sad?
Lips Get Thinner With Age
Part of the natural aging process is the thinning of the lips. Having fuller lips can make a person feel and look younger and boost self-confidence. However, not all lip plumping requests are coming from older women, now requests are coming from women of all ages starting as young as the late teens.
Lip augmentation procedures topped 28,000 in the United States for 2016, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Thousands of women want pouts like Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lawrence, and Kylie Jenner. The demand is growing faster than breast augmentation surgery!
Different Methods for Lip Augmentation
There are several methods available for lip enhancement. Injectable fillers with hyaluronic acid are the most popular and the most commonly used one is Juvederm. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the body, and it is not possible to have an allergic reaction. Juvederm is long lasting, usually 9 to 12 months.
Other procedures available would include dermal grafts; this is where a piece of skin is taken from another part of the body. Then there is the fascia graft which is Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D.’s preferred method that can be done during a facelift. Dr. Delgado takes a portion of the SMAS for a graft that is then threaded through the lips. The fascia graft can last many years.
Get an Expert for Your Lips
You may have seen some scary results on actresses who went overboard with their lip augmentation; overfilling can give the face a bizarre look.
Dr. Delgado has extensive experience with lip augmentation, call now (415) 898-4161 for a consultation if you have wanted fuller lips.