Lip augmentation or lip enhancement is a cosmetic procedure that enhances the appearance, shape, and size of the lips of an individual. As we age, the lips that were once full and voluptuous become thin and develop vertical wrinkles, making the face look aged. Lip augmentation restores the youthful fullness of the lips.



As a part of aging, the collagen production in your skin begins to decrease. The end result is your skin begins to lose its elasticity. It’s also common to see a loss of volume, whether it’s hollows in your face or your lips lose what little bit of fullness that they had. If you have seen this change in your lips over time, lip injections could be the right solution for you.


You can consider lip injections if you never had plump lips and would like to give it a try. Lip injections are typically not permanent and will need to be repeated at some point in time. You can decide if you want something temporary to determine if you will be happy with the outcome or you can choose a type of injection that is known to last longer.




Lip injections or non-surgical lip augmentation: in this procedure, lip augmentation is done using dermal filler injections and no incisions or anesthesia is required. However, patients may choose to have the area numbed with topical anesthesia to avoid needle pain. Some dermal filler contain hyaluronic acid, which attracts and binds with water, further increasing the lip volume through natural hydration. Other formulas may also trigger the body to produce more collagen, a structural element that restores elasticity, firmness, and volume, enhancing lip fullness for several months. Dermal fillers are injected using an ultra-thin needle into points along the outline of the lips.


Lip implants: it provides results that are more permanent than dermal fillers but also require two small incisions through which the implants are inserted and positioned in the lips. The procedure is performed in about an hour and requires numbing the area. In some cases, implants and dermal fillers may be combined for a more comprehensive treatment.


Lip injections done with fillers are temporary. While this might seem like a con, if an individual does not like the look of fuller lips, it will fade away over the course of several months. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers can also be dissolved with hyaluronidase injections to reverse a bad result or avert a potential complication.


It gives the instant effect of an increased lip volume with any augmentation option.


Lip augmentation isn’t limited to increasing the size of thin lips; it can also improve the lip structure and correct imbalances.


All types of lip augmentations can be done under local anesthetic (or just a numbing cream, in the case of injectable fillers). Patients can be discharged home on the same day because the procedure lasts less than 30 or 45 minutes.


Fillers can be done gradually, over a couple of appointments, to slowly build-up to the desired lip shape.