Lip Filler or Lip Augmentation?



One of our most popular treatments has to be lip fillers for the perfect pout. Symmetrical, plump lips are immensely popular with all generations. Although the volume and size of a person's original lips are determined by genetics, lips can now be enhanced by implants and Restylane dermal fillers.


Lip Augmentation involves surgery to place implants or graft fat to enhance the lip size and shape, while lip filler involves a non-surgical injection of a medical gel, generally hyaluronic acid base Restylane or Juvederm. Most people prefer the non-surgical approach when deciding between lip filler vs. lip augmentation.


At Waterloo Medical Cosmetics, our experienced Cosmetic Nurses Anndrea and Carla perform lip filler treatments on a near daily basis and can advise you during a consult on your likely results. Read on to learn more about why lip fillers are usually a better alternative to augmentation surgery.


What is Lip Filler?


Lip filler is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment composed of hyaluronic acid (HA), collagen, and/or other medical gels that are injected into the lips to improve their shape and volume. Fillers give you fuller, more voluptuous lips to enhance your natural beauty. Lip fillers are ideal for creating a more flattering and youthful pout for individuals with noticeable signs of aging or people with thin lips or lips that disappear with a smile.


What is Lip Augmentation?


Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure designed to give you plumper lips through fat injections and implants. These procedures involve making an incision in the lips or the surrounding area and placing implants beneath the skin.


The results of lip augmentation are much more long-lasting than lip filler. Lip augmentation, however, is more invasive, more expensive, and comes with higher risks of side effects.


Benefits of Lip Filler


In addition to being non-invasive and causing infrequent side effects beyond time-limited bruising and swelling, some of the many lip filler benefits include:


  • instant results

  • shorter recovery periods

  • less expensive

  • lower risk

  • short treatment times (45-90 minutes)


In addition, filler injections are reversible. If you are unhappy with the results, your provider can reverse or tweak the treatment. We always schedule a 14 day followup for exactly this reason. If you end up unhappy with your results and would like to remove your lip filler, our Nurses, Anndrea or Carla can do so with an HA-dissolving enzyme known as hyaluronidase.


Lip filler also gives you a natural look while improving the appearance of thin lips and enhancing symmetry for the perfect smile. Filler can also be used to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth while boosting your overall youthful glow.


The result of this treatment lasts 6-9 months, so you are not committed to your results if you ever have a change in taste.


Try Lip Filler at Waterloo Medical Cosmetics


Looking to improve your pout? Lip fillers are the perfect solution if you want to perfect your lips, boost your self-esteem, and improve your overall body image. Trust the experienced and reputable team at Waterloo Medical Cosmetics with your next injectable lip filler treatment.


To schedule your appointment, give us a call at (226) 476-4367 or fill out our online contact form. We can’t wait to see your beautiful smile!


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