Getting a kissable pout for New Years is on everyone’s wish list. Having a mouth of Kardashian-Jenner caliber is more in reach now than ever. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, “the demand for lip procedures are growing faster than that of breast augmentation” and there is a significant increase in demand for fillers around holiday season. It is an easy procedure, especially when numbing cream is applied, and in 10-15 minutes you have a brand new set of lips!
What is lip augmentation exactly? Lip augmentation increases the fullness of the lips, using one of a variety of surgical or minimally invasive techniques. While the most popular methods use fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm, and Belotero; fat grafts, fascia grafts and/or allografts may also be options.
“A longer lasting, semi-permanent result can be achieved with fascia graft which is taken from the patient in local anesthesia,” says Dr. Zoran Potparic plastic surgery expert in Fort Lauderdale, FL. “Fascia is placed underneath upper/lower lip skin in order to enlarge and shape. The other option of using an allograft (usually a specially prepared cadaver or pig skin), is placed in the same way as fascia grafts to augment and shape. Advantage of allograft over fascia graft is that there is no need for another wound to harvest the graft. Longevity of result is similar in both procedures. Recovery time is slightly longer than with fillers.” explains Dr. Potparic.
With the explosion of social media celebrities in the past couple years, patients are becoming exponentially more comfortable with discussing and being open to cosmetic procedures. Lip augmentation is such a simple procedure and could pack the punch on building one’s confidence. ‘Tis the season of giving! For the month of December take 10% off soft tissue fillers Juvederm, Belotero, Radiesse, and Restylane! This also includes application in other facial areas for all fillers: Marionette lines, nasolabial folds, cheeks, chin, and under the eyes. Come in and see us at Dr. Zoran Potparic Plastic Surgery Fort Lauderdale to get your perfect pout!