Achieve Fuller Lips with Lip Implants
If you think that the concept of lip implants is new, think again. All over the world, even in Africa, full lips have been considered a thing of beauty. Some tribes would even insert implants into their lips to add to their shape and sensuality. In the Western world, there is a similar desire for full, accentuated lips.
Lip Fillers Versus Implants
Lip fillers are still in large use today. In fact, that’s the method many women and men who want thicker, fuller lips choose. Lip fillers are produced from a variety of materials; silicone being the main one. A mixture of silicone and other liquid or gel-like materials the body has a very small chance of rejecting are injected into the lips to add to their fullness and shape. Silicone isn’t the only material used; there are many others.
Lip implants, on the other hand, are surgically placed into the lips after having been formed according to the patient’s desires. They are typically manufactured from a variety of materials. These provide a permanent and also more desirable result than the temporary fillers because they don’t break down over time and are easily sized and shaped to meet the unique needs of the patient.
Types of Lip Implants
Depending on the type of results you want, there are different choices available to suit your needs. At Princeton Plastic Surgeons, we proudly offer silicone lip implants for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, they produce very natural-looking results because they are customized to fit your lips. Another benefit is that they don’t rupture or harden, and they do not degrade over time. The same cannot be said for lip fillers, which provide only short-lived results and require touch-up treatments.
What is the Recovery Like?
The amount of downtime varies from person to person depending on the size of the implants and the overall health of the patient. However, after about three days or so, most patients are able to go about most of their regular activities. Ice packs can be used to alleviate any swelling.
Enjoy Full and Luscious Lips
If you feel like you might benefit from a lip implant procedure, set up a consultation at Princeton Plastic Surgeons. Let Dr. Hamawy and his team guide you on your way to fuller and more shapely lips. Our office is located in Princeton. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more about how lip implants can benefit you.