What Is Lip Augmentation?
Lip Augmentation is a cosmetic procedure, performed to enlarge or reshape lips, not affected by trauma or congenital deformity. Our lips play a very important aesthetic role as they are the focal point of the lower face. This treatment is sought by people who either have considerable gum show or the shape of their lips/mouth is uneven or their lips disappear when they smile.
Ageing people also seek this procedure to balance out their thinning lips with surrounding facial features.
Furthermore, the treatment helps in smoothening fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. This treatment results in fuller, plumper lips, in terms of volume and structure, and improves the dimensional relation of the nose and teeth with the lips.
Lip augmentation can be done through various techniques, based on the ease of use, availability and acceptance. Injectable fillers, implants, surgical advancement, roll and lifts are the various techniques used. Upper lips are more commonly reshaped than lower lips, across the globe. In 2011, about 1.3 million women underwent the lip augmentation procedure.