Full, plump lips are often considered one of the marks of youth and vitality. If you are bothered by the appearance of thinning or asymmetrical lips, lines and wrinkles around your mouth or other similar cosmetic concerns, non-surgical lip augmentation with injectable fillers could help you achieve the youthful look you want.
What Is Lip Augmentation?
The most common type of lip augmentation uses non-surgical facial fillers to enhance the appearance of your lips. The filler is carefully placed in the lips to achieve fuller volume, treat asymmetry and fine lines and/or reshape the lips.
While non-surgical lip augmentation does have limitations compared to surgical lip enhancement, lip augmentation using filler is a relatively quick and easy procedure with little to no downtime and results that can last for several months.
Lip Augmentation at Sarasota Facial Aesthetics
The highly skilled team of injectors at Sarasota Facial Aesthetics in Southwest Florida are national trainers, instructors and consultants for Allergan and Galderma, two of the largest companies that manufacture facial and lip fillers like Juvéderm® and Restylane®.
Sarasota Facial Aesthetics is also a TOP 50 account in the country with Allergan Aestheticswhich places our practice is in the top percentile nationwide of practices offering injectable treatments of BOTOX, Juvéderm® and Juvéderm Voluma™. In fact, our practice proudly has two in-house Allergan Aesthetics National trainers that are recognized for their educational background and experience, and a true expert in medical aesthetics.
If you are interested in learning more about us or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our highly trained professionals, please feel free to contact us online or call our Sarasota office at 941-955-8384.
Areas of Treatment
Lip augmentation primarily addresses the lips, although many people choose to also include filler around the mouth and nose to address lines, wrinkles and other minor skin imperfections. Some of the most common uses for lip enhancement with filler are to:
- Add volume. Carefully placed lip filler can create a plumping effect, resulting in a fuller, natural-looking pout.
- Reshape. Lip filler can also slightly reshape the lips, creating more or less definition of a certain area of your lips.
- Address asymmetry. Most people have some level of asymmetry in their lips, though this may be more pronounced for some than others. Lip augmentation can temporarily address this concern.
- Treat lines and wrinkles. Fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth are a common cosmetic concern that can be addressed at the same time as your lip augmentation.
Am I a Candidate?
Virtually anyone looking to achieve fuller, smoother or more even lips and who is in good overall health can be a great candidate for lip augmentation. Before moving forward with any cosmetic treatment, it is important to maintain realistic expectations for your final results.
How Lip Augmentation Works
Lip augmentation uses facial fillers like Juvéderm and Restylane that contain a naturally-occurring sugar called hyaluronic acid to plump, reshape and/or address asymmetry in your lips. Hyaluronic acid is known for its ability to retain up to 1,000 times its molecular weight in water, allowing it to offer a smooth, natural-looking plumping effect.
Hyaluronic acid lip fillers can be dissolved before fading away on their own if you are unhappy with your results or would like to return to your normal appearance for any reason. Other types of filler cannot be dissolved, making hyaluronic acid a popular choice.
Lip augmentation results will be immediately visible, though swelling, redness and bruising will likely be present for several days following your appointment. These side effects should gradually fade away over the next few days, revealing your final results.
It can take up to two weeks to see your final outcome after your lip augmentation, so we recommend scheduling your appointment at least two weeks before an important event.
Lip injections can last around 6 to 12 months before requiring a touch-up treatment.
Lip Augmentation FAQ
How much does lip augmentation cost?
Lip injections can cost anywhere from $500 to $2,000, depending on the type of filler used, the skill and expertise of the provider, your specific goals and location and other factors.
Is lip augmentation permanent?
Lip augmentation using facial fillers is not permanent and usually lasts six months to a year before a touch-up treatment will be required to maintain your same results.
Do lip injections hurt?
Most people say that lip injections are a relatively comfortable treatment. Topical numbing creams and ice can be used to maximize your comfort during your procedure.