Lip Augmentation

Some people want a full pout like Ange’s, while others are bothered by their asymmetrical one. Either way, lip injections are ever popular for transforming, not just lips, but the way faces look in general. Injectables can contain commercial fillers like Juvederm or fat that is removed from ones own body. After a topical numbing agent is applied to the area, the filler is injected in and around the lips and normal activities can be resumed immediately.

What is Lip Augmentation?

Thin lips are a concern for many women. Lip Augmentation can increase lip volume and reduce the appearance of lipstick lines by filling age-related creasing along the lip border. Most women are good candidates for lip augmentation, making lip enhancement one of the easiest ways to make the face more visually appealing.

About Lip Augmentation:

These days, an injectable dermal filler is the most commonly used method of lip augmentation. There are many types of dermal fillers that can be injected in your lips and around your mouth. There are several methods to augmentation or shaping the lips; including surgery, implant placement or filler injection.

The most common fillers today are products that contain substances similar to hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body. It helps increase volume in your lips. Collagen, once the most common dermal filler, is used less often today. Fat injections and implants are other methods to plump lips. But they aren't used as much today because the results vary and there is a greater risk of side effects.

Lips may be injected with collagen or with fat transferred from another site in the patient’s body. One injection is usually sufficient to produce the desired result. Injections may need to be repeated periodically. Proper placement of the injected material is important.

When to consider Lip Augmentation:

  • Your lips have always been thin and flat
  • Your lips have become thinner and lost volume as a result of aging
  • You need symmetry between the upper and lower lip
  • Having fuller lips will help balance out your face
  • You feel self-conscious about how your lips look
  • Your self-confidence will improve after lip enhancement