Lately, we’ve all been feeling the pressure to get the perfect set of lips to show off on Instagram and Facebook. With celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Khloe Kardashian flaunting their pouts in every picture, it’s got us all thinking about how we can give our facial features a little boost. What most people don’t realize is there’s a difference between lip enhancement and lip augmentation. Here’s everything you need to know before committing to the perfect pucker.
Lip enhancement is the most common way for people to add volume to their lips with little repercussion.
· What is Lip Enhancement?
Lip enhancement, more commonly known as lip filler or lip injections, is what we usually think of when thinking about adding volume to the lips. This is generally done using a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler, like Juvederm®, Restylane Silk® or Volbella®. These gels are injected directly into the lips to add volume to the area and give you a more defined and plump pout.
· How Much Does Lip Enhancement Cost?
The cost of your lip injections is going to depend on the product you use and how much product is needed to help you achieve your desired results. Generally, lip injections cost anywhere from $500 – $800 per treatment. These treatments are temporary and require follow-up treatments about every four to six months.
Lip augmentation is the lesser-known solution between the two but is a more permanent solution to help you get the lips you crave.
· What is Lip Augmentation?
Lip augmentation is a surgical and permanent solution to help you get the lips you want. The procedure involves the insertion of a lip implant made from a soft, silicone material that is tapered at the ends to mimic the shape of the natural lip. The implant is placed underneath the fat of the lip and above the lip muscles, creating a natural look.
· How Much Does Lip Augmentation Cost?
The average cost of a permanent, surgical lip augmentation using an implant can cost upwards of $4,000. While this may seem like a lot of money, it is a one-time cost for the perfect lips.
If you are interested in learning more about how you can get the perfect lips for all your kisses and selfies, call us today to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Troy Austin. He’ll sit down with you, answer any questions you may have, and give you a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your ultimate aesthetic goals.