Lip Augmentation

Lip augmentation alters and enhances the look of the lips via fat transfer, lip implants or lip fillers. The procedure can provide fuller lips to people that have lost lip volume due to the aging process or that have naturally thin lips. Lip fillers are injected into the lips and can include collagen-based, human-derived and hyaluronic acid lip fillers. Fat transfer is when fat is taken from one area on the body of the patient, via liposuction, and moved to the lips. Lip implants are inserted into small incisions at the corners of the mouth. A thin tunnel is created to place the implant and create a plumper look.

Ideal candidates for lip augmentation include patients that want plumper lips or want to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the lips. In addition, patients looking to make their lips more proportional to the rest of the face are also good candidates.

The cost of lip augmentation depends on the type of technique used to augment the lips, the part of the country where the procedure is performed and fees that are charged by the facility or the doctor. Fat transfer runs in the range of $1500-$4700 depending on the amount of fat that is removed and transferred. Lip filler costs depend on the amount of filler used and runs anywhere from $1000-$1200 per syringe. Lip implants generally cost in the range of $1500-$3000.

There might be some swelling and bruising that obscures the initial results. Fat transfer results are seen after the injected fat integrates with the current fat in the area. The results of a fat transfer are permanent. Lip filler results are visible right after the injections are performed and the results last anywhere from 3-12 months depending on the type and amount of lip filler used. Lip implant results are permanent.

Lip Augmentation

submitted on   Wed Feb, 04, 2015 by Misbah Khan, MD     
Lip augmentation alters the appearance of the lips through lip fillers, fat grafting or lip implants. Patients who are not genetically blessed with naturally full lips can still gain plump lips. There are several different ways to make the lip look natural and proportionate to the patient’s face.1