86694538Having fuller lips is one of the assets most women wish to have. Having thinner lips may not look that bad, but plumper lips make a woman look more sensuous and younger. Good thing technology will not allow those dream lips only to remain a dream. Lip augmentation in our Minneapolis practice surgery practice is already widely used for women who wish to beautify their lips.

There are a lot of techniques used for lip augmentation, though. It is up to the client to choose what suits her best.

Dermal fillers

Most popularly used for lip augmentation, dermal fillers use the substance called hyaluronic acid in enhancing the lips. Widely known for being effective in treating wrinkles and lines as it adds more volume to the face, hyaluronic acid is proven to be safe since this substance occurs naturally in one’s body so allergic reactions will be unlikely.

Collagen injection

Collagen can also be used to make the lips plumper. The patient may need to undergo a skin test weeks before lip injection is done to ensure no allergic reactions will be experienced. This substance is gradually reabsorbed by the body, though, so the procedure may be repeated for maintenance.

Surgical implants

Placing surgical implants provide a longer lasting effect of fuller lips. Patients are given the option to use their own fat from any part of the body or to use synthetic material to plump the lips.

Lip augmentation with fat transfer

Fat injection can give more volume to one’s lips. Using liposuction, fat will be removed from the patient’s tummy or flanks and injected back to the lips. This technique ensures the patient of no allergic reaction since her own fat is being used in the procedure.

To ensure the technique that best suits you, visit Dr. James Hoffman, an expert in the field of cosmetic surgery, or fill out this online contact form so you will be guided throughout the whole procedure.