Lip Injections Increase by 50 Percent Since 2000
By Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists, on July 21, 2017
America’s obsession with pouty, luscious lips has been on the rise in recent years and shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a lip augmentation procedure is done every 20 minutes! In 2016, there were approximately 27,000 lip augmentation procedures performed, which is a 50 percent increase from 2000. One reason behind this growing trend is the fact that there are more lip augmentation options available than there were at the start of the new millennium. Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists breaks down some of those options in this blog post.
Lip Implants vs. Lip Injections
Lip implant surgery involves augmenting the lips by inserting synthetic materials (via small incisions typically made at the corners of the lips). Several types of implantable products can be used, all of which are proven to be safe and durable. Lip implant surgery does require downtime. The initial recovery period for lip implant surgery can take one to two weeks.
Lip augmentation using non-surgical dermal fillers has grown in popularity in recent years, and for good reason. Dermal fillers are minimally invasive, can be performed in a matter of minutes in-office and require very little downtime. In addition, lip injections using dermal fillers can be performed in one session, or over time through a number of sessions, giving the plastic surgeon and patient greater control over lip volume and shape until the desired results are achieved. Today’s dermal fillers do more than just add volume to the lips. Dermal fillers are also effective for filling in lines and creases on the lips, for a younger-looking pout.
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At Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists, our team is trained and skilled in creating fuller, more beautiful lips with injectables. We offer Juvederm and Restylane, two hyaluronic acid based injectables. How long results last with dermal fillers depends on the specific filler and the amount used.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your naturally thin or aged lips, Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists can help. We offer lip implants and injections to help each patient achieve their desired outcome. To discuss your options with a board-certified plastic surgeon from our team in Atlanta, schedule an appointment by calling (404) 255-2975 today.