How Much Does Lip Enhancement Cost?

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Lip Implants run $1500-2000 per lip

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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.


Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Price of Lip Augmentation

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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.

Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

Types of lip augmentation

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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 92 reviews

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Cost of lip augmentation

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Since every patient has a unique treatment, it js difficult to say exact what it costs. But as a general guideline, 4 to 8 units if Botox would cost $92 to $184, and sometimes this is all a patient needs. If fillers are needed, generally a patient would have one half to one syringe of a hyaluronic acid filler such as Beletero, Restylane, or Juvedern Ultra, which would cost from $350 to $700 depending upon the filler and size chosen.   Patients typically return every 6 to 12 months for retreatment.

Sheryl D. Clark, MD
New York Dermatologist
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Juvederm for lip augmentation in Santa Monica

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The cost of lip augmentation has been reduced considerably over the last decade. The most common method of lip augmentation is Juvederm injections, which vary from city to city.

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Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Lip Augmentation Cost

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Lip augmentation costs vary by the product injected.  I prefer the use of HA's in the lips and cost can range from $500-750 depending on the geographic area and injector.  Lip fillers can last between 2 months to a year.

Anil R. Shah, MD
Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 66 reviews

Cost of Lip Enhancement

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The cost of lip enhancement or augmentation depends greatly on what treatment is performed (filler vs. fat grafting vs. implants vs. surgery) and where you receive the treatment. As a primary treatment, I prefer Juvederm or Restylane. Usually only one syringe is needed, and the price ranges from $550 to $650. Best of luck!

Evan Ransom, MD
Bay Area Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

$500 - $600

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Most lip augmentations can be done with a single 1ml syringe of Restylane or Juvederm.  This will run between $500 and $600 dollars.

Matheson A. Harris, MD
Salt Lake City Oculoplastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

Lip Augmentation

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Fees will vary greatly across the country and based on the approach used.  We prefer to use dermal fillers to augment the lips and the fee is $600/syringe for either restylane or juvederm.  One syringe may sufficient quantity to do the lips plus one other area depending on the amount of correction you need.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

Cost of lip augmentation

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The actual cost of lip augmentation depends on the geographic area and the actual amount used. Restylane, Perlane and Juvederm are typically used and cost anywhere from $450-$650 per syringe in the San Francisco Bay Area. Some patients would need entire syringe for lip augmentation where others may need a couple tenth of a syringe to achieve desirable cosmetic outcome.

William Ting, MD
Bay Area Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

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