Lip Filler vs. Lip Augmentation: Which Is Right for You?

Full lips are a highly desirable feature, but we aren’t all born with the plumpest pouts. While lip filler is an increasingly popular cosmetic treatment, it’s not the only way to achieve the look you want. Surgical lip augmentation can offer a permanent solution for thin lips. At Desert Hills Plastic Surgery Center, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hayley Brown achieves fantastic results with both options. Here’s what you need to know about the differences between the two.

Lip Plumping with Dermal Fillers

If you want a safe, effective, minimally invasive way to enhance your lips, dermal fillers could be the right pick for you. Hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane® or JUVÉDERM® can instantly smooth and fill out thin lips in a quick office visit. In addition, these injectables are highly forgiving and adjustable, so we can tweak your lips as needed to create a look you love. Lip fillers typically last around six to nine months, so it’s not a permanent solution. However, there isn’t any downtime, so touch-ups won’t interfere with your life.

Surgical Lip Augmentation

If you’re looking for a more permanent solution for plumper lips, you might consider surgical lip augmentation. Silicone implants can fill your lips to balance your features and enhance the Cupid’s bow. Fat transfer, where tiny droplets of fat are taken from another part of your body and injected into the lips, may also be used to add volume. If you’re a lip filler fan but aren’t loving the impact it has on your bank account, permanent lip augmentation could also be a good investment by saving you money in the long run.

Book Your Cosmetic Consultation in Henderson, Nevada

Whether you’re looking for a quick enhancement with zero downtime or you want a long-term solution for thin lips, the welcoming team at Desert Hills Plastic Surgery Center can help. In addition to her numerous qualifications and technical expertise, Dr. Brown is known for her ability to highlight every patient’s unique beauty with her artistic eye. If you’re ready to enjoy your perfect pout, call 702-260-7707 to book a consultation at our Los Vegas area practice.

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