How Can I Get Fuller Lips?

lip plumpers sold at the beuaty counters are not making my lips poutier. What is recommended? Injections? Implants?

Doctor Answers 24

Use a temporary injectible before considering permanent lip augmentation

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I do a large number of permanent lip augmentation using the patient's own tissue (most ofter concurrently with a facelift).  However, for patients who see lip enhancement only, I would recommend that they try a temporary filler first to make sure they like the results.  If so, then these can be repeated or a permanent solution can be undertaken with the knowledge that the patient will definitely like the result.

Lip Plumpers, Lip Augmentation, and Facial Fillers

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Most plastic surgeons will agree that the safest and most predictable treatment choice for lip augmentation are the hyaluronic acid facial fillers including juvederm and restylane. These products are safe and have a very low allergic profile.

In many cases, Restylane and Juvederm are used to augment the upper lip elements and the lower lip. Juvederm is extremely safe and is used in my own practice to highlight upper lip anatomic elements and add volume to the upper and lower lip.

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

Dermal fillers are good to plump lips

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If over-the-counter products are not providing you with adequate results, the next step would be a dermal filler such as Juvederm. I would recommend against having any implants or permanent lip fillers (such as silicone) placed, since these can be very difficult to remove if you do not like the results. Good luck with your injections.

Juvederm injections are your best bet

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We have found that Juvederm injections are the best treatment for getting beautiful full lips. We like Restylane as well, but it can feel slightly lumpy, and Juvederm is fantastic for the lips. It looks natural and it is soft, so nobody else has to know what you have done. The amount of product varies, but most patients are happy with one syringe, and some want two syringes. As with anything, the person injecting it is the most important factor in your quest for fuller lips.

Stella Desyatnikova, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon

Your answer is Dermal Fillers!

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Dermal Fillers help create volume. 

We have a variety of different products used for the lips depending on the shape and volume you would like.

Some of the popular products that we use for the lips are: Perlane, Juverderm, Ultra Plus and Emervel Lip among others.

Prices are between $300-$600 for 1ml and results may last from 6 months to over 1 year depending on the person and the product used.

Price is one factor but should not be the determining variable. The practitioners at Star Cosmetic Medicine are very experienced and mentor other doctors in some of the more complex cosmetic procedures.

How to get Fuller Lips

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Lip fullness and definition can be achieved with the right filler. I recommend starting off with less rather than more. We customize your treatment to make your natural beauty stand out by injecting different areas. For example: enhancing the border rim, plumping the middle or enlarging and elongating the entire lip. Lips should contour the proportions of your face. If you desire youthful looking lips and would like to add volume I recommend Hyaluronic Acid Fillers, such as Restylane or Juvaderm. Since your body produces less hyaluronic acid over time, these fillers can add volume back in the most natural looking way possible. Research shows that repeated Hyaluronic Acid filler injections may help stimulate your own production of the skin-firming protein collagen. Plus, I believe these fillers are especially excellent for molding to get the exact shape your lips need.

Dennis Gross, MD
New York Dermatologist
4.7 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

Fuller lips

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Dear Janet 2007:

I would recommend having a thorough facial assessment with an expert injector whom can balance your treatment goals with your facial dimensions.  There are great Hyaluronic acid dermal filler like Juvederm Volbella available that can help augment and enhance your lips.  All the best.

Lip fillers are a safe, natural way to increase lip size.

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The best way to achieve fuller lips is with hyaluronic acid gel filler injections. HA fillers are safe and effective, and if you don’t like how it looks for any reason they can be dissolved. My recommendation is to visit a board-certified dermatologist for a consultation to discuss your goals and come up with the best treatment plan to get you the lips you want.

Douglas Wu, MD
San Diego Dermatologist
4.9 out of 5 stars 53 reviews

HA fillers are great for fuller lips

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Fuller lips can often be achieved successfully with hyaluronic acid gel fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm. When injected by a skilled, board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon, filler injections can plump the lips in a very natural looking manner. I recommend visiting a skilled injector for an in-person consultation to find a custom treatment plan for your goals.

Mitchel P. Goldman, MD
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews


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The best and safest way to get bigger lips is by using fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane. These are not permanent procedures because the FDA has not approved of any permanent filler for the lips area yet. Depending on how many cc’s are injected price can vary.

Keith S. Berman, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon

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