As we age, our lips can become thinner and end up looking exhausted. They are the sensual centers of the face, but when they do not look how we want, they can be anything but sexy. Dr. Zoran Potparic offers plastic surgery in Fort Lauderdale, including lip enhancement surgery, lip reduction surgery, and lip fillers. If you are considering some form of lip enhancement and are unhappy with the way your lips look, you should know the difference between lip fillers and actual lip enhancement surgery.
What are Lip Fillers?
Lip fillers are injections used to alter the look of the lips by creating more volume. There are a variety of lip fillers available, all offering different features for your lips. The majority of people just want their lips to be a little fuller where they meet the skin. These people will only need soft-tissue lip fillers, but fat grafts can be used as well for people who want more volume and a more definitive separation between the lips and the skin around them.
The lip filler procedure usually takes around 20 minutes to complete, and the results can last several months to several years, depending on each patient. Routine fillers can ensure that results are long-lasting.
What is Lip Enhancement Surgery?
Lip enhancement surgery goes one step further beyond lip filler. Surgery on the lips is used for patients who feel that lip fillers are not enough or those who even those who suffer from birth defects or scars that need major repairs. Some people start with lip fillers and eventually turn to lip enhancement surgery for better results.
Lip enhancement surgery can remove the intensity of deep groves knowns as marionette lines that are so named for their similarity to the mouth lines of the puppet. These marionette lines run downward from the corners of the mouth and can cause many people to feel uncomfortable with the way they look. While injections can correct minor cases, surgery is needed many times for the best results. This procedure will take about an hour and create a more permanent appearance change.
Lip enhancement surgery can also work to decreases the gap between the nose and the lip. This is can be called a lip lift and helps the lips to look fuller by showing more of the pink part. This procedure will once again create a more permanent physical change.
The best way to determine what your lips need is to talk with a professional about your plastic surgery in Fort Lauderdale. Dr. Zoran Potparic has years of experience with lip enhancement surgery in Fort Lauderdale and will help you decide what procedure is best for you. Contact us today to set up your consultation.
Dr. Zoran Potparic is a board certified plastic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, committed to performing surgery of the highest quality, safety, and artistry. He applies his years of global study and research, as well as more than 30 years of hands-on experience performing reconstructive and cosmetic surgery for patients coming from all over the United States.