What is the Difference Between a Lip Lift and Lip Augmentation?
If you’re displeased with the appearance of your lips, the two procedures you may consider are lip lift and lip augmentation. Although lip lift and lip augmentation get used interchangeably, they’re actually two different procedures. Below, we’ll discuss the difference between a lip lift and lip augmentation so you can make an informed decision.
The goal of a lip lift is to remove a portion of the skin under your nose and reshape it to create a lifted, youthful look. During a lip lift, you can expect Dr. Schalit to make an incision on the base of your nose and follow your natural creases. Then, he’ll pull your upper lip, remove any excess tissue, and place sutures. A lip lift is typically performed under local anesthesia.
Lip augmentation can allow you to restore natural volume in your lips that you’ve lost due to the natural process of aging. Dr. Schalit usually uses Juvederm®, which is a filler made up of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your body. Believe it or not, lip augmentation only takes a few seconds to complete. In addition, this treatment delivers immediate results so you should be able to see a noticeable difference in lip size right away.
You may benefit from lip augmentation if you would like a quick and easy solution to thinning lips or significant lip lines and wrinkles or smoker’s lines.
Which Option is Right for You?
A lip lift is a more intense procedure than lip augmentation as it aims to resolve asymmetry. However, both lip lifts and lip augmentation are great options for patients looking to improve the appearance of thinning lips. In order to determine which method is best for you, we recommend scheduling an appointment at our office.
I LOVE my new lips! Thanks to Dr. Schalit’s artistry, I have lips that are fuller and more supple-looking without appearing overdone. I would trust my face to no one else!
If you have further questions about the difference between a lip lift and lip augmentation or are wondering if you’re a good candidate for one of these treatments, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with us in Daytona Beach, Florida today. Call us at (386) 204-0644 or fill out our convenient online contact form.