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About Lip Augmentation
Smooth, lift, and shape your lips with lip augmentation. Various techniques can increase lip fullness, smooth vertical lip lines, refine lip shape, and provide youthful enhancement to lips that are thinning due to age. Surgical and non-surgical options are available to beautify the lips with stunning results.
Healthy adults over the age of 21 who wish to enhance the fullness, shape, and/or smoothness of their lips may be candidates for lip augmentation. Some candidates have vertical lip lines (perioral lip lines) or other noticeable lip wrinkles. Other candidates have naturally thin or thinning lips caused by aging. Most candidates want to improve the appearance of their upper lip line, feminize their lips, soften facial features, and/or improve the aesthetic balance between their upper and lower lips.
Non-Surgical Lip Lift
Non-surgical lip augmentation offers a quick and easy treatment experience with excellent results. Fillers such as JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA™ XC and JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC can increase lip volume to both enhance thin lips and smooth out lip lines. Injectable fillers can provide beautiful results that are best kept up with regular maintenance treatments.
Surgical Lip Lift
A surgical lip lift requires anesthesia and involves very precise, careful technique. The procedure can create a lifted upper lip border (giving the illusion of a fuller upper lip) as well as more definition at the corners of the mouth. Depending on the technique used, this may leave a small scar at the base of the nose, along the upper lip line, or at the corners of the mouth. Scarring is usually minimal and well-hidden.
Fat Grafting to the Lips
Fat grafting to the lips requires anesthesia. Excess fat is taken from another area of the body using liposuction, and the fat cells are then processed and reinjected into the lips. In addition to lip volume enhancement with the patient’s own natural fat, this lip augmentation technique has the added benefit of reducing fat in the area of the body from which the fat cells were harvested.
Frequently Asked Questions
Lip augmentation has long been popular among older individuals (especially women ages 50 and above) due to age-related lip thinning and vertical lip lines. Modern techniques have greatly increased the popularity and accessibility of the procedure, and many patients in their 20s, 30s, and 40s are getting lip lifts to improve their lip fullness and shape.
Lip augmentation with fillers has a very minimal recovery, and patients can usually go about their daily activities without interruption. For fat grafting, there may be a few days of downtime for recovery. For surgical lip lifts, specific postoperative instructions are given to ensure a healthy, smooth recovery. These include resting at home for 24 hours, avoiding straws, avoiding hot or salty foods for several days, keeping your lips relaxed and moisturized, ingesting soft foods for at least 48 hours, and cleaning the incisions as they heal. You will also need to avoid sleeping on your face and refrain from exercising for 7 to 14 days.
Lip lifts performed using fillers or fat grafting will not cause scarring on or around the lips. Surgical lip lifts may leave a small scar at the base of the nose, along the upper lip line, or at the corners of the mouth. Scarring is usually minimal and well-hidden, and every care is taken to ensure that the incisions are smooth and even so that the skin heals well.
It can take a few weeks to see lip augmentation results, as the body needs time to reduce any minor swelling and allow the soft lip tissues to adjust. As your lip settles, you will see further improvements. Improved lip definition and lip ratio can be observed after just 6 to 12 weeks, and results can continue to improve for up to one year due to softening of the lips and tissues over time.
The longevity of lip lift results depends on the techniques used. Fillers require regular treatments to maintain ideal results due to frequent lip movement. Surgical lip lift results are long-lasting and can provide great satisfaction.