How Common is Lip Augmentation in Men?

What gender specific techniques or guidelines work best for men?

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Male Lip Augmentation

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The occurrence of male lip enhancing treatments increases by more than 10% year over year. Thinning lips are a common problem among men as well as women, as aging and stress reduce collagen production, which is responsible for keeping lips full and youthful. Fillers are administered in a series of small injections on each side of the lips over a half hour treatment time, giving natural, immediate results. There is no downtime to the treatment, making this the perfect treatment for men.


Washington DC Dermatologic Surgeon
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Lip augmentation using fillers like juvderm is common

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It may not seem so, but it is actually not unusual for men to get lip augmentation. Many of them prefer not to disclose this information. Obviously,  men have different lip shapes compared to women. Aesthetic standards for men do not include large billowy lips, similar to Angelina Jolie.  Instead, men will opt for subtle enhancements & this is another reason why lip augmentation in men is not obvious to most people.

The types of fillers than can be used are the same for both men and women. This includes hyaluronic fillers like Juvederm and Restylane. However the quality of the results depend on the ability of the physician to understand aesthetic principles for men and be able to apply the right dosage in the lips to achieve desired results.

Sanusi Umar, MD
Redondo Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

Male Lip Augmentation

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Lip augmentation is actually more common than you might think for men.  The difference is that men have different facial features and goals than women.  Please consult with a board certified specialist who can best assist you in achieving the look you desire.

Kimberly Lee, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Lip augmentation in men helps facial balance

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Male aesthetics is all about balance. Men are generally ideal candidates for lip augemtation with gel fillers becasue they often have other strong features (jaw and nose). As we all age, the lips deflate and go from "grapes" to "raisins," with the lips shrinking and becoming wrinkled. Some men also have sun exposure problems to the lips causing them to beocme prematurely aged. A technique which places just a small amount of the gel fillers (such as Restylane or Juvederm) into the lips can restore a natural fullness and never get close to the overdone look.

Lip augmentation in men

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I think a lot of middle aged and older men would benefit from a subtle lip augmentation.  The HA fillers are perfect for this because if the patient did not like the look, it could easily be reversed with hyaluronidase.  Men are subjected to much less physical scrutiny than women in our society and I think that is the main reason why most cosmetic surgery patients are women.

Male lip injections

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Recently more men have been showing interest in lip augmentation. There are obviously difference in female lips and male lips and therefore men should find expert injectors who understand the aesthetic differences. Men can benefit from lip injections with Juvederm or Restylane, but your goal should be to achieve results that are very natural looking and not over filled.

Mitchel P. Goldman, MD
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 25 reviews

Lip augmentation in men

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Lip augmentation is not nearly common enough in men.

The corners of the lips turn down and men develop an "old man scowl", even though they are not scowling!

Men, as they age, develop thin, droopy lips just as women do.

With a cleverly performed gullwing lip lift, DAO release and autologous fat fascial grafts to the lips, men are quite satisfied with the appearance.  Rejuvenation many areas of the face instead of just the usual ones results in a more believable youthful appearance.

Especiallly important in all patients (especially men) is not to overaugment the lips, just restore nice fullness.

Brent Moelleken, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 188 reviews

Lip Augmentation for Men

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Roughly 99% of my lip augmentation patients are women, and the most common modality used is Hyaluronic Acid (Restylane or Juvederm).  Lip augmentation in men is generally performed more conservatively in than in women, respecting the tapered fullness and anatomy of the lip.

Lip Augmentation in Men

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Lip augmentation in men is common in my practice. As men age, just as in women, our lips flatten out and loose volume.  This needs to be restored as we get older.  There is a sexiness to the right proportions of lips in a man's face. It is up to the injector to achieve this result. Men in their 20's, 30's and 40's all get their lips injected.  It just needs to be done very carefully.  I use all different products such as Vobella, Juviderm, Restylane, and Fat transfer. Adding the right lips on a male face is important. All the male facelifts I do, I always add fat transfer to the peri oral area and the lips. It is an enhancement that makes a big difference in the result.  Goood Luck. 

Male Lip Augmentations

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Most men chose not to disclose information about cosmetic procedures, but that doesn't mean they don't have them. Typically men that have lip augmentation want the lip to still remain "natural" looking and this can be easily achieved with an experienced plastic surgeon.

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