What Is a Lip Augmentation?
Lip augmentation is a procedure that creates fuller, more shapely lips. If you’ve always had small lips, or if you’ve seen them shrink or develop wrinkles over time, lip augmentation may be right for you.
Benefits of Lip Augmentation
A lip augmentation improves the look of small lips and treats fine lines around the mouth. It can also correct marionette lines around the outside of the mouth and enlarges the kissable area of the lips for an overall rejuvenated look.
Candidates for a Lip Augmentation
Patients should be non-smokers, in good health, and not exhibit oral conditions such as dental abscesses or cold sores.
Lip Augmentation Procedure
Using a dental block or numbing cream to control discomfort, fillers are injected into specific areas of the lips while maintaining the natural lip lines and borders.
Lip Augmentation Recovery
Post-treatment bruising and swelling are common, but should resolve within a few days. Injectable fillers made with hyaluronic acid typically last six to 12 months.