I've had thin lips my whole life, I hate it. Is the change I want possible? And how much would it cost? (photo)
- Asked by Qwerty13
- 3 months ago
Yes you can enhance your lips with lip augmentation.
I agree with other plastic surgeons who have answered this question. I would recommend starting with a hyaluronic acid filler such as Juvaderm or Restylane. It is important to fill the central part of the lip mostly to maintain the lobby of the nature of the central part of the lip. The sides of the lip can be filled to a lesser extent. This will maintain the natural appearance of the upper lip and avoid the over filled appearance with lots of detail. The advantage of this is that it is reasonably priced and although it doesn't last permanently it does last 6 to 8 months at least and it will give you an idea if this is what you want to do permanently.
A permanent result can be accomplished with fat grafting if you wish after that. Fat grafting can be done under local anesthesia in the office. Fat is harvested from a suitable location and prepared and then injected with small cannulae into the lip. You should be aware though that this technique causes considerable bruising and swelling and it may take a few weeks before this resolves.
When properly done, lips can be enhanced yet look natural
Unfortunately, too many people are walking around with over-filled or improperly filled lips. When I perform lip augmentation, it's like you applying lipstick. First the border of the lips are filled, your "lip liner." Next we fill in the body of the lip or your "lipstick." Each person needs to be treated as an individual and different amounts are used to get a natural result. One hard and fast rule is that the lower lip should always be 1 1/2 to 2 times the size of the upper lip, so rarely do I fill just the upper lip, even though I'm often asked.
For a young person, usually one cc if filler, either Juvederm or Restylane is used. For mature ladies looking to restore a natural cupid's bow or a beginner who is worried about looking too big we start with 1/2cc. Costs vary by region and city.
Lip augmentation with filler
Filler is a great option for the lips. I like Juvederm, as it is very soft and yields a great looking and natural result. Cost can vary depending on the physician and your location. I would recommend seeking the advice of a board certified dermatologist, plastic surgeon, or facial plastic surgeon. They are all great choices, and will be able to advise you after examining you in person. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck.
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Thank you for your question! Lip injection with fillers is an art!! You have a thinner upper lip and to get the desired shape - it may take a few injections of HA to achieve.
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Trevor M Born MD
Lip Advancements for Substantial Enlargement
To possibly go from your lip vermilion size to what you have envisioned would require lip advancements. (rolling out the vermilion) While that is possible, oen has to carefully considering the fine line scar along the lip edge to do so.
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Thank you for your enquiry. The photo you have provided of "ideal lips" are fuller than yours and the corners are slightly upturned. Judicious use of dermal fillers will improve your lip volume, while the use of Botox could lift the corners of your mouth. Some food for thought...
All the best
You have both temporary and permanent options for increasing the volume in your lips. Hyaluronic acid based fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane can be injected into your lips in the office to give you a fuller look to your lips that will last around 6-9 months. These fillers disappear over this time as your body break downs the product naturally. One syringe of filler typically costs between $500-$600. Lip implants, such as the Permalip implant can give you more permanent volume in your lips. The Permalip implant is a solid silicone implant that is soft and flexible. The implant is placed along the wet-dry border of your red lip. The implant is permanent, but can easily be removed if needed down the line. The procedure can be performed in the office and usually costs between $2000-$3000 for both lips.
Fuller lips can be achieved with a fat augmentation or subnasal lip lift.
Fuller lips can be achieved with a fat augmentation or subnasal lip lift. As long as the lips are not overfilled creating a duck appearance you should have a good result.
Lips can be improved very easily with fillers or implants.
To achieve close to what you wish it would probably take 3 syringes of fillers such as restylane, juvederm or belotero at $550/syringe and last about 6 months. I advise to do that 1st then when you get the shape and look you want then switch over to the more permanent implants and look great forever. Sincerely,David Hansen,MD
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Lip augmentation can be performed with filler material like the hyaluronic acid products such as perlane, restylane, and juvederm.
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