Question : Are implants the only way to get permanent lip augmentation?
Answer : There are permanent fillers that can be used to augment the lip. There are various materials that can be placed in the lip as well to augment the lip. It is very important to understand with a permanent augmentation as opposed to injectables that they are longer lasting and that a permanent solution generally is hard to reverse if you change your idea of how you want your lips to look. In that case, you may find it hard to change them. I always tell my patients it is very similar to tattoos. A lot of patients who put a tattoo on are very happy with the tattoo initially. However, 5 or 10 years later, they look at the tattoo and say how did I put this on or why did I ever put this on, how can I get it off. It can be quite difficult to get rid of the tattoo; that’s why I always try to steer my patients towards using a longer lasting lip augmentation rather than permanent lip augmentation.