Lip Augmentation

The lips are some of the most attractive features on the face, and as a result are often the focus of cosmetic surgery procedures. Lips that are full and plump are often considered signs of health, beauty and youthfulness, and are aesthetically attractive to all. A deficit of these characteristics in your lips can lead to a lack of self-confidence and a desire to alter this aspect of your appearance. Fortunately, regardless of whether you have thinner lips due to genetic factors, the natural aging process or some kind of defect or injury, cosmetic medicine offers many different ways to enhance them.

One common form of lip augmentation comes in the form of lip injections, which use natural or synthetic filling material to plump up your lips, keeping them looking full for months at a time. More permanent solutions include lip implants and other surgical procedures that last for longer periods of time (if not indefinitely). Lip lifts, vermillion advancement, and permanent makeup are other options that are used by thousands of people each year to achieve their desired goal of healthy, attractive-looking lips, with the added benefit if increased self-confidence that goes along with it.

There are many reasons to consider lip augmentation as part of your cosmetic surgery package. These may include the following:

  • Your lips have always a thin appearance, and all but disappear when smiling
  • Your lips were once fuller, but have thinned with age
  • The appearance of your lips makes you feel self-conscious or lacking in self-confidence
  • Your lips appear out of proportion with the rest of your face, and need filling out to compensate for this
  • Your lips are uneven (for example, one lip is larger than the other, or is larger on one side than the other)
  • You are unsatisfied with the shape of your mouth in general
  • Alternatively, your lips are too large or full, and require reductive surgery to correct this issue.

    Many methods for lip augmentation exist, and a combination of these are often required depending on the desired results and recovery time.

    In fat transfer procedures, autologous fat (fat from your own body) can be taken by means of liposuction and injected into your lips to fill them out. Repeated injections are often necessary until the correct level of fullness is achieved. Fillers made from natural or synthetic material can also be used as a fat substitute to fill out the lips in a similar manner to the above. Surgical procedures, such as the use of a skin graft to add area and fullness, implants to permanently alter the size or shape of the lips, or a lip lift, in which loose skin on or around the lips is lifted and tightened to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing appearance, are also commonly used depending on the individual in question.

    Cape Town, South Africa offers some of the cheapest rates for cosmetic surgery worldwide, while offering some of the world’s best doctors and medical facilities. This makes Cape Town a number one destination for medical tourism worldwide. Medical Tourism SA is on hand to facilitate all aspects of your visit to the city, and to ensuring that your procedure is as comfortable and successful as possible.

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