Lip Augmentation

Lip Augmentation

Beautifully shaped, luscious lips are highly sought after by both men and women of all ages and ethnicities. When we assess the facial appearance of the people around us, the shape of their lips plays a very important role.

Thin, tight lips appear unfriendly, intense, or even angry. A more full rounded lip is softer and makes a person look happier and more approachable. There is a more sensual look to a fuller lip, but lips don’t have to be extra large to look nice.

There are several factors in determining the technique and the results:

  • Original lip size and shape
  • The position of the lips on the teeth
  • The shape and position of the teeth ( upper and lower)
  • The shape of the chin
  • The volume changes around the lips and mouth
  • Previous scars
  • The patient’s goals

The goal is create a lip shape that is natural and fits the profile and contour of the patient’s face, and not an obvious example of cosmetic enhancement.

“I advise all of my patients to carefully consider the look they want to achieve before undergoing this procedure. Although Angelina Jolie might have great lips, not everyone has the facial structure to support such a look! In some patients too much volume in the upper lip can look ‘ducky.’ The best proportion for most people is to have the upper lip about 2/3 the size of the lower lip.” – Dr. Allaei

There are a variety of methods available to enhance and reshape the lips. Injectible fillers offer a fast and easy way to achieve a natural looking lip, that is balanced and well-proportioned. When using fillers such as Restylane for lip augmentation, a topical cream is applied to numb the area being treated and the gel is injected into the inside of the upper or lower lip. It is also injected along the lip line. Fillers can be used to enhance the vermillion border (the outline of the lip), provide fullness where needed in both the upper and lower lip. Not only does this produce a fuller, more youthful look, it can also help prevent lipstick from bleeding into the small lines around the lips.

  • Results lasting 3 to 9 months
  • No downtime
  • Less noticeable creasing
  • Smoother, more youthful skin
  • Fuller lips