What is Lip Augmentation?
Lip augmentation is a procedure that can make a nice difference in your overall appearance with relatively little discomfort.
The procedure has received a bad reputation over the years due to widely publicized pictures of procedures that were done incorrectly by untrained or inexperienced technicians. When performed by a cosmetic surgeon with the necessary training and experience, lip augmentation can help decrease fine lines around the mouth and add definition, shape, and fullness to thin lips. Care must be taken to ensure a natural look that stays in proportion to the rest of the face without unnatural results.
Lip augmentation can be performed by either injecting a dermal filler (such as Juvéderm® or Restylane®) into the lips, or by placing a customized silicone implant surgically into the lips. Both surgical and non-surgical lip augmentation are typically performed in the office under local anesthesia with minimal to no discomfort.