Lip augmentation adds volume to lips that are thin and dull using either collagen or hyaluronic acid. And lip augmentation isn’t just about plumping plump the lips — it can also be used to rejuvenate the entire mouth area or smooth out lips. At The Maercks Institute in Miami, we offer lip augmentation with implants, collagen, Restylane®, or Juvéderm®.
Lip implants are a more permanent solution than lip fillers. Made of either soft solid silicone or expanded polytetrafluoroethylene, lip implants are typically placed using tiny incisions made inside the corners of the mouth. When done properly, lip implants create a very natural look and feel, and can be customized to your desired goals. Those who are interested in getting lip implants in Miami should have fairly symmetrical lips, as well as enough lip tissue to work with the implant. Although the lip implant procedure is a surgery, there is very minimal downtime — typically only about three days. However, you will need to avoid pressure around the lips for about two weeks after the procedure.
Although a lip lift is frequently confused with lip fillers, they are different procedures. A lip lift is surgical treatment in which the skin between the nose and the upper lip is raised to reveal more of the top lip, achieving a fuller and poutier appearance. A lip lift is permanent, while lip fillers are not, so for those who do not want touch-ups every several months, a lip lift or lip implant may be a better option. There is some recovery time with a lip lift, and patients may need about a week of downtime. Results will become visible approximately six weeks after treatment.