Like many cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, the movie industry has put Lip Augmentation on the map. Angelina Jolie is the celebrity most commonly associated with enhanced lips, although she seems to have come by hers naturally. Nevertheless, soft tissue fillers of several varieties have been developed and are now used by cosmetic plastic surgeons for lip augmentation. An experienced cosmetic surgeon, however, will point out that different fillers serve different purposes.
It is also important to point out that while Angelina Jolie may be the model choice for millions of women, the age group that seeks out lip augmentation is thirty-five years and up. For women in that age bracket, the lip augmentation procedure(s) they are seeking is restoration of their younger look rather that an increase in prominence for their lips. Patients seeking lip augmentation are really looking to get rid of the lines around their mouth or the lipstick lines on the lip edges.
Some fillers are more permanent than others. Cosmetic plastic surgeons also make the point that some fillers are more appropriate for certain areas than others. Semi-permanent fillers may be a good idea for areas around the lips and for the lipstick lines but not a good decision for the inner lip where they may develop visible clumping.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are recommended by many cosmetic plastic surgeons as the safest choice for the inner lip. They generally have a life of three to six months, so repetition becomes part of the choice. Brand names for these products include Restalayne and Juvederm.
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Dr. Brian Howard is a remarkably skilled cosmetic surgeon who is part of a select group of medical professionals who has Board Certification in plastic surgery. His Roswell office is the preferred choice for lip augmentation procedures in the Atlanta area. If you are interested in this procedure, contact the office of Dr. Brian Howard today.