Lip Procedures

lip augmentation:

procedure preformed to
increase the fullness of lips by both surgical
and non-surgical techniques

dermal fillers:

hyaluronic acid fillers
such as Juvederm, Restylane,
or Perlane are injected to make lips more plump

lip implants:

saline or silicone implants
inserted in the lips to
make them more full

"A smile starts on the lips...."

    -Carolyn Birmingham​

Photo by Chirobocea Nicu

What is the most common procedure for fuller lips?

Hyarulonic Acid fillers orHA fillers are most commonly used in making the lips fuller.  Most doctors use Juvederm or Restylane to temporarily give more volume to the lips.

How long do HA fillers last?

They usually last 4-6 months.  But if you don't like the look you can get rid of the HA filler sooner.  Massaging the area after getting the procedure can dissipate the results.  But it needs to be done within a day or so of receiving the treatment.  Hyaloronadase can also be injected to dissolve the HA filer. 

What are the benefits of using a temporary lip enhancement method?

A temporary lip enhancementis beneficial because if you don't like it, you don't have to live with it forever.  Also, the temporary treatments are easy to fix if you don't like the look.  Another benefit is you can test out different amounts of fullness to get your ideal look.

Do you recommend lip implants?

Your doctor will be able to assess whether lip implants are the best option for you. Some patients think lip implants feel odd and make the lips stiff.  However, newer silicone implants have better results than those in the past.  If I was going to have lip implants, I would first get a temporary HA filler treatment to help determine what is the best size lips for my face.  This way you and your surgeon will have a better idea of what size implants will be better for you.

What are fat graft enhancements?

This is when the patient prefers to use the fat from their own body in order to obtain fuller lips.  The area of the body in which the fat is taken from can vary. A lot of doctors seem to not prefer this method because the results can be unpredictable and not as good as other options. Although, a surgeon with a lot of experience in using this method can produce great results.