Not sure whether you’d benefit more from lip fillers or a lip lift? That’s no reason to pout! Most people aren’t quite sure when it comes to the differences between these two popular lip-rejuvenating treatments, which is why the experts at CNY Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery are here to help clarify.
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That being said, here are the key differences you should consider when thinking about enhancing your look with lip fillers or a lip lift!
Lip fillers offer natural-looking fullness for up to one year
● What kind of results can I expect with lip fillers?
Lip fillers are popular for providing volume tailored to your goals, without surgery. Your results depend on the kind of filler you choose, guided by your specific goals and the advice of our experienced physicians and physician assistants. For example, we offer Juvéderm® Ultra XC for more noticeable volume and Volbella® for more subtle enhancements. Juvéderm uses larger hyaluronic acid (HA) molecules to provide a more plumped-up look while Volbella uses smaller HA molecules to offer the more subtle look. We have many different types of lip filler for you to choose from. No matter which filler you and your provider decide on, our staff are trained in customizing your treatment to target your specific goals and deliver the results you’re looking for.
● Is downtime required after a fillers treatment?
Although you should expect some bruising and swelling initially, dermal fillers involve little to no downtime, meaning you can resume your regular daily activities as soon as you like.
● How long will my results last?
How long your results last can vary based on the type of filler you choose, but on average, filler results will last between one and one and a half years!
Lip lifts offer a permanently fuller, more defined upper lip
● What kind of results can I expect with lip lifts?
A lip lift is a delicate and extremely subtle in-office procedure that shortens the space between the nose and the top of the lip, known as the “philtrum.” This subtle lift, which can be discreetly hidden, helps to enhance your upper lip by exposing the amount of pink lip tissue that’s visible, making the upper lip look permanently fuller and more pronounced. A lip lift can also help restore balance and symmetry to aging lips that have thinned and sagged, and also help provide a little more tooth show. This procedure can be tailored to your unique facial contours to ensure natural-looking results.
● Is downtime required after a lip lift?
You can expect minimal downtime after a lip lift procedure, as your skin incision below your nasal area heals.
• How long will my results last?
The results of your lip lift are considered permanent. Some patients see a slight relaxation of the skin between the nose and upper lip over the first year as the skin settles, but generally, the initial results are there for the long term.
Have you heard of lip implants?
There is one other option we want you to be able to consider when thinking about enhancing your lips. For long-lasting fullness, our board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Gregory Baum and Dr. Anthony Deboni offer lip implants here in Syracuse with Perma Facial Implants™. Perma Facial Implants are made of soft, solid, FDA-approved silicone and are surgically placed during a simple office procedure using local anesthesia. Many patients want their overall lip volume increased while others desire definition of the lip margins. Lip implants provide many benefits, including:
● Soft, natural feel
● Permanent improvements
● Available in a range of sizes for natural-looking, customizable results
Plus, lip implants give you flexibility. They can be easily exchanged for a different size or completely removed through a subsequent office procedure.
As you can see, when it comes to lip enhancement, we provide multiple options so you can find the solution that’s best for you! Our highly skilled and passionate team is ready to help you love your lips, so call us today at (315) 663-0112 or request a consultation online.