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Lip Augmentation: What are my options?

Are you thinking of having lip augmentation but unsure about your options?   There are several treatments available for achieving fuller, more luscious lips, including dermal fillers, fat grafting, and lip implants.  

Why lip augmentation?

Lips become thinner with age and lip augmentation increases the fullness of the lips, and gives them a more youthful appearance. The lips are one of the most outstanding facial features and that’s why fuller, shapelier lips enhance facial beauty.

Lip augmentation options

  • Dermal Fillers

Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane are the fillers most often used to plump the lips.  The fillers are injected into specific parts of the lips, to add volume and definition.   Dermal fillers are a temporary lip enhancement treatment as they typically last 1 year.

  • Fat grafting

Lip augmentation fat grafting is a process in which fat is removed from one part of the body (such as the abdomen or hips), and transferred to the lips, after being purified.  The fat grafts are injected into the lips, to achieve the desired fullness and definition.  Since fat grafting uses the patient’s own tissue, there is little risk of an infection or allergic reaction.   The results of fat grafting can last up to 5 years.

  • Lip implants

Lip augmentation with implants is a procedure in which implants made of soft silicone or dermal tissue, are used to add volume to the lips.  The implants are inserted into the lips through small incisions made in the corners of the mouth.  Lip implants are a long-lasting option for lip enhancement.

Would you like to know which lip augmentation option would be right for you?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Greenbrae or Walnut Creek, CA areas, contact board certified plastic surgeon Robert Aycock, MD, for a consultation.

You can reach Dr. Aycock at www.aycockmd.com, or by calling (925) 854-4174 (Walnut Creek) or (415) 903-8463 (Greenbrae).

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