Lip Augmentation consists of injections, and is considered a non-surgical, cosmetic procedure.  It involves the injection of collagen, fat, or other medical-grade substances in order to create the appearance of thicker, fuller lips.  The procedure can also be used to reduce fine lines around the mouth.  This procedure is not permanent, as the substances injected into the lips are eventually absorbed into the body.  In order to maintain the appearance of augmented lips, patients should repeat this process as determined by your doctor.  The procedure takes place as an outpatient basis, and is normally performed with local anesthesia and mild sedation if necessary.  You should be allowed to leave the office shortly after the procedure.

You might want to consider lip augmentation injections if you experience one of the following symptoms:

  • You are in good physical condition
  • Your lips are thinner due to heredity or aging, and you dislike their appearance
  • You desire a fuller look to your mouth
  • You have tiny wrinkles around your mouth from aging

Some complications associated with lip augmentation injections include swelling, itching, redness, asymmetry, and general irritation of the lips and surrounding skin.  More serious side effects include bleeding and possibly infection. These risks are not very common with this procedure, and most patients are very satisfied and return to have more lip augmentation injections.

You should not have lip augmentation injections if you suffer from diabetes, nerve conditions, blood clotting issues, or herpes simplex lesions.  Talk with your doctor before deciding to have lip augmentation injections to find out if they are right for you.