With today’s craze of the perfect, plump lips, lipstick or lip liner just isn’t quite cutting it anymore – many people are seeking lip augmentation to obtain that fuller look.

Lets talk about two methods that you should consider when seeking lip augmentation near West Bloomfield, MI.

Injectable Fillers

Dermal fillers are the most popular form of lip augmentation. It is a quick in-office procedure that takes 15 to 30 minutes. There are various types of gel fillers that your plastic surgeon may recommend, and at Straith Clinic, we offer Juvederm for fuller, natural-looking lips.

Dr. Sabbagh will first numb your lips, making it nearly painless. There will be a day or two of swelling, but then you will see your results almost instantly! The results may vary between patients but will normally last up to a year. Volbella, is a new filler that is specifically designed to improve the fine wrinkles around the mouth. It can be used alone or with the Juvederm to give you beautiful lips.

Fat Transfer

Fat transfers in Birmingham are a more intricate procedure requiring outpatient surgery and about two days to one week of recovery time. Fat is taken from your abdomen, thighs, etc. and is transferred to your lips to add volume. Fat transfers are potentially permanent, although secondary treatments are sometimes necessary, depending on fat absorption after the treatment. If permanent it is possible that they will change as you gain or loose weight.

Injectable Fillers vs. Fat Transfer

Most doctors will prefer to use a filler rather than fat injections.  Fillers are more predictable and the lips can me more precisely sculpted. Fat is more unpredictable and less precise making it less desirable for the lips however it is better to increase volume in the face. However, a consultation with Dr. Sabbagh is important to determine which option is best for you!

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