Lip Augmentation Up 49% Since 2010, Reports ASPS

In today’s society, nothing says health and beauty like plump, full lips.  Unfortunately, however, Mother Nature doesn’t always deliver!  While in the past, women were forced to live with their dull, flat lips, modern plastic surgery now allows us to take control and achieve the type of luscious lips that every woman wants.

Surgical lip augmentation has quickly become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures among women.  A go-to treatment for thin, inadequate lips, the procedure uses implants – often silicone – to achieve a permanently fuller look.  So, just how many patients choose this procedure each year?  The numbers may surprise you!

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there were over 25,000 surgical lip augmentation procedures performed in 2011, alone.  Compared with the 2010 figures, that represents a remarkable 49% growth in just one year.  What’s more, this number does not include the countless women who undergo minimally-invasive lip enhancement each year.  Want to learn more?  Read on!

Minimally-Invasive Lip Enhancement

While implants are one of the best ways to permanently enhance the lips, many women opt for a less-invasive alternative: soft tissue fillers.  And, there are likely none more popular than Restylane®.  Long known for its ability to treat facial wrinkles, Restylane is now “…the first and only FDA-approved dermal filler for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years,” explains the company’s website.  A popular alternative to surgery, Restylane allows women to achieve fuller lips quickly, easily and with little to no downtime.

Lip Implant on Long Island

Of course, you may be wondering, “Which type of lip enhancement procedure is right for me?”  Thankfully, you don’t have to make that decision on your own!  To find out what lip enhancement can do for you, be sure to contact us today.  Our Long Island Plastic Surgery Offices are located in Huntington Station, and you can reach us directly at (631) 424-6707.  We look forward to working with you.

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