Associates In Plastic Surgery
Proportion is key when considering lip augmentation. It is important to maintain proper balance in size between the upper and lower lip.
A lip augmentation procedure can be done with the use of a number of different materials.
- Injectable Fillers: Most patients choose injectable fillers to augment the shape and fullness of the upper and lower lips. Injectable filler augmentation of the lips is done under local anesthesia with an expected return to one’s normal daily activities as early as the same day. Since the injectable material can be placed in either large or very tiny amounts depending on the patient’s wishes, there is more flexibility in refining the result than with any of the other techniques. The limitation of injectable fillers is that they are temporary. The results will last between 6 months to 1 year.
- Perioral Fat Grafts: Small amounts of fat injected to the lips through small incisions. The results can last much longer than injectable fillers. Fat can also be placed as shaped strips called dermal-fat grafts.