The desire to achieve a natural, fuller lip appearance is one that many people are familiar with. This can help improve facial appearance and boost confidence. Lip treatment exists for this purpose: to fill out the lips and reach a voluminous and plump appearance. Our team’s experience provides for a treatment experience that will provide the natural look that most strive for.

What is lip augmentation?

Lip augmentation is a quick medical procedure that is used to increase the volume of the lips. There are multiple techniques used for this, but the fundamental aspect is the injection of lip filler cosmetic substances into the lips. This is one of the most popular cosmetic techniques used to improve appearance.

When done by professionals such as our team, lip augmentation comes off as entirely natural without straying into an overblown or duck-like look.

How does lip augmentation improve appearance?

Lip augmentation is used primarily to increase the volume of a patient’s lips and achieve a fuller, plumper look, while still looking natural. However, there are other benefits that augmentation of the lips can provide:

  • Creates fuller, plumper lips
  • Can be used to balance the size of either the upper or lower lip with the other
  • Can be used for correction of lips that are lopsided or asymmetrical
  • Can reduce the appearance of wrinkles near the mouth

Which injectables can be used for lip augmentation?

When it comes to lip filling, we primarily use two brands for the procedure. However, note that lip augmentation is not limited to these two alone.

  • Restylane®: This product is a gel made of hyaluronic acid, which comes in different formulations. Restylane and Restylane® Silk are the two formulations approved by the Food and Drug Administration for lip augmentation.
  • Juvéderm®: Juvéderm® is also a clear gel with hyaluronic acid as the primary ingredient. Similarly, it has multiple formulations, with Juvéderm®Volbella XC and Juvéderm® Ultra XC being the approved forms for lip filling.

What is the procedure for lip augmentation?

Knowing the procedure for lip augmentation and knowing what to expect will help make the procedure more comfortable. The procedure is performed by trained professionals.

The lips may be numbed with an anesthetic prior to the procedure to ensure optimal comfort for the patient. Once it has taken effect, the professional carrying out the treatment will administer the injectable brand of choice into the lips. This will be done carefully and into precise locations so as to achieve a balanced look. The procedure is minimally invasive and should not take over an hour from start to finish.

What to expect after lip augmentation?

Lip augmentation can be very convenient for patients as the procedure itself takes relatively little time and there is essentially no aftercare required following the procedure. A patient can resume their daily routine immediately after receiving their injection, including going to work. It is normal to have a degree of swelling or bruising after receiving lip augmentation treatment. The area may also be painful to the touch. These symptoms will usually resolve over the next few days. The effect of the lip fillers will be noticeable immediately after the procedure, but it is only when the swelling subsides that the true effect will be seen. This is the period that clients should wait for before assessing the results. The effects may require regular visits for maintenance, as the effects usually last just up to a year.


Should I get lip augmentation?

For a way to fill out thinner lips and add volume, balance out asymmetrical lips, or correct slight lip deformities, a lip augmentation is a fantastic option. It is minimally invasive, and the very little downtime makes it a convenient procedure to undergo.

However, a consultation with our team of professionals may be the best option, as they can assess your facial profile and determine the best cosmetic treatments for you.


How can I learn more about lip augmentation?

Our team has trained extensively on lip augmentation and filling and can answer the questions or concerns that you may have regarding the procedure. You may also learn more about the procedure here.

Located in Sarasota, FL, you can contact us to learn more about this procedure and schedule a consultation with an expert.

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