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Lip Enhancement

Lip enhancement can help you achieve the plump, fuller looking lips that you desire. Lip volume can be enhanced with injectable fillers such as collagen or with natural or artificial implants placed surgically inside your lips. Lip surgery can also improve projection and fullness.

How lip enhancement is performed

Lip enhancement can be achieved with injectable fillers, implants, or lip surgery.

Injectable fillers
are a popular way to increase lip volume quickly and easily. Your doctor will apply a numbing cream to your lips or inject anesthesia directly. Then a long needle is inserted into your lips at the corners of your mouth and the filler is slowly injected. Fillers can be made of natural collagen, fat harvested from your own body, or other chemicals such as hyaluronic acid that promote natural collagen growth. Different fillers have different longevities and effectiveness.

Surgical implants
are a more permanent means of lip enhancement, although they can be removed later if you wish. Your doctor will numb your lips using local anesthesia and make two small incisions at the corners of your mouth. The implant is then placed inside your lip using specially curved pliers. The implant looks like a narrow worm, and can be made of artificial materials like Gore-Tex or natural tissues like muscle or cartilage harvested from your body.


Lip advancement, lift, and roll surgery
improves projection and fullness using small incisions above and below the lips to lift and turn them outwards. Your surgeon will numb your lips with local anesthesia and make small v-shaped incisions above and below your lips. Excess skin is removed and the incisions are then stitched into a y-shaped pattern to pull on your lips and make them project more and appear fuller.

Recovery and results

After injectable fillers you may want to take one to two days off to recover, depending on how much filler was used. Your results will be immediate, but temporary swelling may distort your final look. Lip fillers aren’t permanent, and you may need touch-up sessions in a year or so.

Lip implants can require three days off of work and up to two weeks for a full recovery. You’ll have to stick to soft foods and avoid exercise while you heal. Your results will be immediate and permanent, although you can have the implants removed later.

After lip enhancement surgery you’ll have pain and discomfort around your incisions, but this should fade in several weeks. Your stitches will be taken out after a week and you can use makeup or lipstick to hide the incisions while they heal. Your results will be immediate and permanent.

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