Full, sensuous lips are a universal sign of health and beauty. For patients who weren’t born with this enviable feature, we are able to artfully apply dermal fillers to plump the lips, enhance their contours and create a more beautiful overall appearance.
What is lip augmentation?
Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that gives thin lips a full, plump and youthful new look. It works by using injectable fillers to improve the appearance of your lips, enhancing their shape, structure and volume.
You may want to consider lip augmentation if you:
- Were born with naturally thin lips.
- Possess lips that are losing volume and becoming thinner as you age.
- Feel self-conscious about the appearance of your lips.
- Believe fuller lips will help balance out your other features, creating a more attractive overall look.
What kind of dermal filler is used for lip augmentation?
Typically, we use fillers with the active ingredient of hyaluronic acid for lip augmentation procedures. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that your body naturally produces. It nourishes and replenishes collagen, providing your lips with a voluminous new look. When the filler is injected, it acts like a cushion to support the tissue within the lips, restoring lost volume and elasticity.
Brand name dermal fillers that contain hyaluronic acid and may be used for your lip augmentation include:
An Overview of the Procedure
To begin your lip augmentation procedure, we will begin by applying a numbing agent on your lips to ensure your total comfort. It is then injected into your lips using a very fine needle. After the procedure, you may experience slight bleeding, swelling, bruising, redness and tenderness, though that should all resolve within a few days. Once you have completely healed, the beautiful effects of your full and youthful new lips will be there for everyone to see.
After a lip augmentation, your lips will not only appear soft and luscious on their own – but they will also enhance your natural beauty and bring increased harmony to your other facial features. Lips that were formerly thin and flat will appear naturally plump and fabulous, and the results will last for approximately six months.
Before & After Gallery
The best way to gauge a surgeon’s skill is to view his past work. Please browse our before and after gallery, to see for yourself the dramatic results you can expect to achieve from a lip augmentation with board certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Farzaneh.