What type of lip augmentation is right for me? Located in Toronto. Prefer to stay local but willing to travel. (Photo)

I desire the large pouty exaggerated doll lips. Unfortunately, this is unrealistic as I have very thin lips to begin with. I am 27. I have tried 1cc of Juvederm Ultra Plus earlier this year, it wasn't enough. I am interested in lip lifts. Will a lip lift give me more lip to fill with fillers? Should I get a lip lift plus fat transfer? Can I get a lip lift plus fat transfer & still use lip fillers? Or is there a recommended doctor who will use 2cc or 3cc in one go to achieve my desired look?

Doctor Answers 4

How to get pouty lips

As previously mentioned 1 cc (one syringe) of Juvederm is not enough to give most patient big, pouty lips.  The "ideal lips" models that you have shared likely had multiple syringes (from 2 up to 5, in come cases) of Juvederm.  This is achievable with you, or similar patients with thin lips.

I recommend going slow and spacing the syringes apart with multiple injections. For example, do 1 or 2 syringes and wait a week. Then do more, if necessary. Going slow helps with excessive swelling and allows you to determine exactly how full you want your lips to be.

For someone your age, a lip lift and fat transfer is too aggressive in my opinion. It also will not produce the result you are looking for.  A lip lift can produce undesired scarring.  Fat transfer to the lips is a good option, however, the end result is more unpredictable compared to Juvederm.

I would recommend an expert injector (facial plastic surgeon, plastic surgeon, or dermatologist) who performs a lot of lip injections. He/she will be comfortable using multiple syringes of Juvederm to achieve your desired look.

Best of luck!


Reno Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Full Voluptuous Lip Augmentation

You definitely require 2-3 syringes of hyaluronic acid (Juvederm Ultra Plus) to achieve your desired result. This is reasonable knowing your goal. 

Justin Yovino, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 88 reviews

What type of lip augmentation is right for me?

To achieve the larger pouty "doll lips" that you desire, you do not have to be limited to 1 syringe of Juvederm or resort to a surgical lip lift. The use of fat for lip augmentation is a reasonable consideration. But, sometimes the results are not always as predictable volume-wise as a Hyaluronic Acid filler. You should be able to find a plastic surgeon in your local area who will use 1 or 2 more syringes of Juvederm to augment your lips. Thank you for sharing your photos and questions. Best wishes.

Gregory Park, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 164 reviews

Lip Augmentation

Lip augmentation is a fabulous procedure for enhancing your own natural lips.  The amount of augmentation is based on your natural shape and the amount of fullness that you want.  From your photo it would take more than one syringe to get the result that you are describing.  For the best results please consult a dermatologist with a great deal of experience with facial injections.

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 69 reviews

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