What's the Best Lip Enhancement and Plumping?

What options do I have for lip augmentation?

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Best options for lip augmentation

For patients interested in fuller, more pronounced lips, I would recommend hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane.  I usually perform this in the office under local anesthesia.  The length of time these fillers last is variable, roughly 6-8 months.  These fillers really have minimal side effects and your surgeon can fine tune the result to the look you want.  The result is usually immediate, but as the hyaluronic acid pulls in water, you can detect a slightly fuller look over the next 3-4 days.  If you don't like the result, you have a day or so to massage the HA and dissipate the result.  If massaging does not't get rid of the HA, there is an enzyme called hyaluronidase that can be injected by your surgeon to break down and dissolve the HA.  Patients who desire a more permanent lip augmentation can have autologous fat grafting.  Despite the fact that only about 40-50% percent of the fat is retained after 6 months, the 50% that stays is permanent.  You may need several injections to get the permanent lip augmentation look you want.  I have also used Alloderm in the lips with good long-term results.  If you are interested in lip augmentation, I would always recommend a patient use a temporary filler like Restylane before using something more permanent to ensure the patient likes the appearance of fuller lips.

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Best Lip Augmentation Options

The best Lip Augmentation dermal fillers available on the market today are the hyaluronic acid ones, such as Restylane, Juvederm, Teosyal Kiss and Volbella. Depending on the price point you are wanting to pay and the longevity of the results, you can choose which one you would prefer. We typically recommend Teosyal Kiss and Volbella for best results that plump the lips nicely and also give longer lasting results. 

Cory Torgerson, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Microdroplet Silikon-1000 injections may be well suited for permanent, natural looking lip augmentation.

In our practice, we may offer Silikon-1000 for lip augmentation. This is an off-label filler for permanent results. Several treatments may be necessary for a desired result. The familiarity of your doctor with the proper injection technique is critical when considering lip augmentation with injectable silicone.
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Eric M. Joseph, MD
West Orange Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Best Choices for Lip Augmentation

Restylane® Silk is expected to last 6 months up to 1 year, however this will vary from patient to patient. Juvaderm Ultra and Utlra Plus are also great options for lip augmentation that lasts 9-12 months on most patient.
Some studies show a collagen stimulatory effect that may allow longer lasting in certain individuals.

Restylane Silk is unique by its silky formulation of hyaluronic acid that will allow a subtle enhancement of lips and lip lines SILK allows a skilled provider to precisely shape and define lips for a natural effect.

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Prevelle Silk: The First Hyaluronic Acid Filler with Anesthetic in the US

I have been fortunate to use Prevelle Silk hyaluronic acid filler with lidocaine on a few of my patients. It is the first FDA approved hyaluronic acid filler available in the United States. The word "silk" aptly describes the product as it flows and fills very smoothly.

It is too early for me to judge how long it will last, but if it lasts as long or longer than Restylane and Juvederm, this "new kid on the block" will rapidly become the most popular hyaluronic acid filler.

Patients have been very pleased with the comfort of injection, and I appreciate not having to use dental blocks to fill the lips.

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Juvederm or Restylane

Juvederm or Restylane

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I prefer the hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane or...

I prefer the hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane or Juvederm Ultra for lip enhancement. I think they provide a soft, aesthetically pleasing lip augmentation.

Although this is an off-label use of these products, it is becoming more and more common. The benefit is that the HA fillers fade away with time, and do not cause as much tissue distortion of the lips as some of the permanent lip implants like Gore-Tex or silicone do.

Lip Enhancement

Lip fullness and definition can be achieved with the right filler. Discuss your desired results during your consultation and start 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 we 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.

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Lip Enhancement & Plumping

This all depends upon the treatment goals and lips that a patient has at baseline.  There are various HA (Hyaluronic Acid) dermal fillers available for lip augmentation with different properties. My two favorite being Juvederm Volbella and Teosyal Kiss. All the best.

Best Filler for Lips

Thank you for your question. In my practice our two favorite fillers for Restylane silk and juvederm. Silk gives a soft, natural look. It was specifically designed for this use. It lasts a little less time than some of the others, but that is because of where it is injected and it is a smother product that is more easily broken down. About 6 months is the average in my opinion. Juvederm will plump the lips a bit more still soft and natural. Again, it depends on the patient and their desired look. Juvaderm lasts about 9 months in the lips. The elegance and softness when injecting the lips takes an artistic touch. You need to do your homework and find an experienced injector who is familiar with all the available products. Allergan has a new filler coming soon, so our favorites could change.

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