Not only do your lips help you kiss and smile, but the perfect lips can enhance your overall facial appearance. If your lips lack volume and shape, there are options to give you the look of your dreams.
Two popular treatments for lips are injectable fillers, and a surgical procedure called a lip lift. Each treatment helps you achieve fuller, plumper lips that last a long time.
If you're interested in cosmetic lip treatments, Dr. Anthony N. Dardano and his team offer these and other aesthetic treatments at his office in Boca Raton, Florida. Dr. Dardano is an expert cosmetic surgeon who evaluates your lips to determine which treatment is best for your goals.
If you’re struggling to choose, here’s how to know when to pick a lip lift versus fillers.
What's a lip lift?
A lip lift is a surgical procedure Dr. Dardano uses to decrease the space between your nose and upper lip.
You may want a lip lift if you want more height to your lips instead of just volume. The procedure improves the amount of lip tissue on your upper lip, providing more visible lips.
There are various types of lip lifts that Dr. Dardano offers at his practice, including the following:
- Central lip lift
- Direct lip lift
- Corner lip lift
- Subnasal bullhorn
- Italian lip lift
You may be a good candidate for a lip lift if you're older and have a lot of space between your nose and upper lip. Your lips may look thin, affecting your confidence and appearance.
People also have lip lifts after having dermal fillers that plump their lips too much. The lip lift can even out the fullness in your upper lip, offering a more natural look after surgery.
Understanding lip fillers
Lip fillers are a type of dermal filler that improve the volume of your lips. Aesthetic specialists use lip fillers for people who have thin lips or are unhappy with how their lips look.
As you get older, it's common for your lips to become smaller and thinner as you lose elasticity in your skin. Lip fillers can help restore volume in your lips to give you confidence and improve your appearance.
Most lip fillers are hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your body. Fillers use synthetic hyaluronic acid that mimics this natural substance.
You may also use lip fillers to correct asymmetrical lips, a common condition. Dr. Dardano injects the smaller parts of your lips to improve symmetry and fullness.
Dr. Dardano also provides lip fillers to decrease wrinkles around your mouth and lips, which may happen as you age.
Which one is right for you?
Before deciding to get lip fillers or a lip lift, Dr. Dardano evaluates your goals and lips to help you determine which is best for you.
If you only want to increase the volume of your lips, lip fillers may be the best option. Lip fillers are also best if you're not ready for a permanent change since they typically last about a year.
Lip fillers are also reversible, so if you don't like the results, Dr. Dardano can inject something to dissolve the fillers, restoring your natural lips.
If you're searching for a safe, low-risk option for fuller lips, you're a good candidate for lip fillers over a lip lift.
However, a lip lift is the better option when you want a permanent change to your lips that you don't have to maintain. Although this is a more involved procedure, the results are permanent, and you don't have to continue getting injections in your lips.
You can also have a lip lift if you've tried fillers and are tired of the upkeep or want a more permanent result. Ultimately, Dr. Dardano evaluates your lips and recommends the best procedure for you.
Don't hesitate to call the office in Boca Raton at 561-202-1248 or book an online appointment to find out if you need a lift filler or a lip lift.