Lip Augmentation Vs. Lip Filler: What’s the Difference?

Close up of lips with lotus Big lips have always been in style, but not everyone is blessed with a naturally full mouth. Thankfully, you can achieve the same pouty look that all the celebs have these days by undergoing easy cosmetic procedures right here at Smith Plastic Surgery.

There are a couple of options when it comes to attaining plumper lips, with lip augmentation and lip filler being two of the most popular. Knowing the difference between these two procedures can help you figure out which one is best for you.

Lip Augmentation

Lip augmentation is a broader term that can mean a number of different surgical solutions for patients wishing to add volume to their lips. Depending on what type of injection you’d like to use, these procedures are performed on an outpatient basis and only last about an hour. Lip augmentations have a more long-lasting effect compared to lip fillers.

At Smith Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety of lip augmentation options to our clients, including collagen injections, or injections using fat from another part of the body. Lip augmentation surgeries can potentially provide results that last a lifetime, depending on what options you choose.

Lip Filler

The term ‘lip filler’ is a popular buzzword, with many young people showing an increased interest in the procedure. Lip filler is a minimally invasive treatment that injects dermal fillers, a hyaluronic acid-based gel, directly into the lips.

While anesthesia may be used during certain lip augmentation procedures, clients receiving lip filler may only numb the area with a localized anesthetic cream. The results from lip filler injections last anywhere from 12-18 months.

Which Is Right for You?

Both procedures provide immediately visible results and require very short recovery times. If you’re looking for a treatment that allows you the flexibility to change your look every so often, lip fillers may be the best choice. If you’re looking for a more permanent solution, perhaps lip augmentation procedures would better suit your needs.

Scheduling a consultation with the doctor is the best way to figure out which type of injection is right for you. Contact Smith Plastic Surgery by calling 843-705-8940 to make an appointment today.


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