There is no doubt that in Los Angeles and all across the country and globe, one of the most popular cosmetic procedures undertaken by clients in recent years has been anything and everything to do with lips. Thanks to the likes of Angelina Jolie and Kylie Jenner, big, luscious lips are very much on trend, and if you don’t have them naturally, there are plenty of options to get a little bit of artificial assistance! In fact, there are two leading ways to achieve the lips of your dreams, and that is lip lift surgery and lip augmentation. Let’s take a look at the differences between lip lift surgery and lip augmentation in Los Angeles.
What Is Lip Lift Surgery?
Lip lifts are an option for people who are experiencing long, sagging upper lips that are making them unhappy and self-conscious. As collagen production slows down with age, the volume of your lip will decrease, leading to upper lip elongation. Lip lift surgery works to shorten this space to create a natural-looking and subtly improved pout, appearing larger and fuller. Alongside aging, lip lift surgery can also be performed on younger people who have naturally long and thin upper lips.
Lip lifts offer really long-term results, so might be a good option if you do not like the idea of having to return again and again for top-up treatments.
What Are Lip Fillers?
Non-surgical lip augmentation is provided in the form of injections of dermal filler solutions such as Juvederm, Restylane, and Belotero. This safe solution is inserted directly into the lips in order to increase fullness and smoothness, as well as eliminate the presence of any wrinkles that might be gathering around the mouth. This is a quick and simple treatment to administer, and it can increase the volume, shape, and contour of your lip area.
Contrary to what some people might tell you, having dermal fillers does not automatically make you look like a plastic doll figure. The ‘overdone’ looks that you might see on the face of various celebrities sometimes look like that because they have made the decision to go too far. Any sensible cosmetic professional will always provide you with the best advice for how much you need, and they will never try to increase the volume simply in order to make more money.
In terms of recovery, your lips might be swollen for 2 to 3 days with some very minor bruising, and the effects of the fillers will last between 6 and 12 months depending on your chosen brand and how much you have.
If you are interested in either lip lift surgery or lip augmentation in Los Angeles, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with a trusted and reputed clinic like the Venice Beach Surgical Center. Dr. Rojas and his team of experienced professionals are ready and waiting to welcome you for a consultation to answer any questions that you might have. We very much look forward to meeting you!