As people age, their lips naturally begin to thin out, losing much of the plumpness that they have when we are younger. Fortunately, there are options when it comes to restoring your lips to the fullness that they used to have – or that you’ve always wished they had. The two most common ways to improve lip size and shape, performed at Nuance Cosmetic Surgery, are through fat injections or fillers. Both approaches have their upsides. But which option is best in your case?
Fat transfers are a popular approach to lip injections for a variety of reasons, one of which is the versatility of the procedure. Fat injections allow users to take from one problem area to improve another, which can be an appealing option for some.
The fat used in a transfer procedure can come from virtually anywhere on the body that has excess fat deposits. This means that patients get to slim and shape a specific area, plus it means that all tissues from the procedure come from your own body.
That fat is then injected into the lips, where it is shaped to fit the natural curves of the mouth. Using fat gives a natural, healthy look to the lips and can help patients appear younger or more like the self that they’ve always wanted. It can be used to smooth wrinkles, fill out cheeks, and is generally considered the more versatile of the two procedures.
Dermal fillers are another option for people who are attempting to solve issues like thin, wrinkly, or shapeless lips. They can help people to take control of their appearance and to shape specific features that may need work.
Dermal fillers are made of a hyaluronic acid gel, which is a safe, hypoallergenic material that will dissolve over time. They tend to last for multiple months before needing to be renewed. Fat injections tend to last much longer and require less upkeep over time.
One factor to consider is that with dermal fillers, there is no surgery to remove the fat from other areas. While this makes the procedures faster and lowers impact, it also means that patients do not get the added bonus of removing fat from a problem area.
Making the Choice
Regardless of which method a person chooses, they are both considered safe and effective for helping to revive their appearance. For a consultation to determine if fat injections or dermal fillers are right for you, call Nuance Cosmetic Surgery in Folsom. Whether you live in Sacramento or the surrounding area, feel free to contact us today and schedule an appointment!