How Much Does Lip Enhancement Cost?

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Price of Lip Augmentation

The price of lip augmentation can range from $295.00 for Prevelle Silk, a hyaluronic acid based product that lasts approximately 3 months, to several thousand dollars for structural fat grafting, a permanent option for fuller lips or for adding fullness to other areas of the face.

Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
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Lip Implants run $1500-2000 per lip

Lip augmentations have been so popular and the new permanent lip implants look and feel quite natural @ $1500-2000 per lip. Temporary fillers such as restylane and juvederm @ $550 per syringe do nice for 3-6 months. They are all done under local anesthesia and is very easy to go through. Fat grafting has had less than good results and look donald duck like and last about 6 months.

David Hansen, MD
Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
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Types of lip augmentation

Many patients want to enhance their lip volume. Maybe patients were born with thinner lips; others have noticed that over the years the lip volume has decreased and the corners of the lips have turned down, appearing to deflate. The most common goal is to create a beautiful, natural, full lip appearance.

Fortunately, there are now many ways to augment lips.

The most common method of lip augmentation is temporary augmentation with a hyaluronic acid (HA) product such as Juvederm or Restylane (or Prevelle, a new filler with lidocaine in it). This is an immediate, effective, non-surgical way of enhancing lip volume. Often, patients will want HA filler around other areas around the mouth as well, to achieve a more harmonious look.

In our practice we avoid Radiesse, silicone, Artecoll, etc. and other semipermanent and permanent fillers because of the long term risk of chronic lumpiness, chronic inflammation or migration of the filler.

In the past, many synthetic lip implants have been performed. Gortex, SAM, various threads etc. were threaded in the lips. Over the years, this technique has faded because of the patients complaining of feeling the unnatural implants. Some materials produced a great amount of scarring and constriction of the lips (i.e. Alloderm, cadaver material). Recently, actual lip implants were created to place into the lips. In our practice, we have removed numerous permanent implants and replaced them with LiveFill grafts, nontraumatized fascial-fat grafts from the patient's own tissues. Patients are now on our surgical schedule to have their lip implants removed and replaced with their own, softer, tissues.

Fat augmentation is a popular technique, athough many patients complain of initial swelling and slow loss of the graft material over time. This is due to the fact that fat grafts, once they are aspirated and then injected into tissues, lose many of the living cells and therefore consist primarily of dead cells and free fatty acids.

The most popular method in our practice for lip augmentation is the LiveFill lip augmentation graft (LALA). This involves grafts taken from the patient's own tissues and placed precisely in a non-traumatized fashion into the lips. Because of the high survival rate of the grafts (no miracle, you are just starting with live tissue), we do not overcorrect. In long-term studies with CT scans looking at the volume, graft retention is 75%. Therefore with the LiveFill technique the surgeon does not overcorrect, so patient's do not go through the initial "duck lip" phase.

Costs for lip augmentation vary from around $500 for temporary fillers to $6000 for LiveFill lip augmentation grafts, with fat injection somewhere in the middle.

Brent Moelleken, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 119 reviews

Betty Boop lips

 Lip shaping can be done with surgery, implants, or fillers which of course are temporary, or fat which is more "permanent." If you are looking to simply add some volume and curve to your lips, you might consider starting with a small volume (1cc) of a hyaluronic acid such as Juvederm to plump the central portion of your lips in what I call the "Betty Boop" effect. It's sexy but subtle, and you won't look overdone.
Remember you can always get more later, but a year is a long time to walk around with "duck lips." In our area, this procedure runs ~$550.00.
Best Wishes

Cost of Lip Enhancement

Depending on the use of adding to the fullness of the upper and/or the lower, as well as addressing the fine lines above the upper lip, the cost can range from $1000 to $1500. Of course this is just an estimate and it really depends on what you and your doctor are trying to accomplish.

Lip augmentation cost

In our practice, the cost of a filler syringe that we use in the lip varies between $600-700. More important than price, however, is the experience of the injector. I have had on many occasions to correct lip augmentations done by other injectors by either dissolving a filler agent if too much was placed or adding more to help fix asymmetry or an uneven result.
There are many techniques that can be used to help achieve an attractive, fuller and natural looking lip. Often combination techniques help tremendously. I would recommend going to a board certified plastic surgeon or a dermatologist who is well versed in the art of lip augmentation.

Lip Plumping Cost

At our office in Toronto, Canada, we charge $700 per syringe for lip injections. Keep in mind that only the facial plastic surgeon is injecting your lips for that cost and we usually recommend longer lasting lip augmentation fillers like Teosyal Kiss and Volbella to be used, so the results last longer! 

Cory Torgerson
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 48 reviews

Lip augmentation prices vary

Thanks for the question – lip augmentation prices vary with the type of filler used and the person
performing the procedure. Bargains exist out there but we always recommend that you have these done
in the offices of board-certified dermatologists or plastic surgeons as we understand these products the
best and the anatomy of the area we are treating. Most, in 2015, would recommend Belotero or
Restylane, and now with Restylane Silk available, this filler will see increased use with proper injection

Michael Gold, MD
Nashville Dermatologic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

Lip augmentation cost

It can vary depending on the type of filler and the amount injected. Around $500 to $600 is a good estimate, give or take a bit. 

Cost of Lip Enhancement

The exact dosing for you can be determined in consultation with your cosmetic physician with an in-person evaluation, as this will allow for a better assessment of your concern. Generally, clinics provide a per syringe price, and this can be anywhere from $550 to $850 in Toronto, Ontario. For minor wrinkles, less than a full syringe may be needed while for a dramatic enhancement, one syringe or more may be required.

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