Lip Augmentation

Are you craving for those sexy fuller lips? Lip plumpers could give you the desired lips only for a few hours. For permanent fuller lips, perhaps you have no option other than asking a cosmetic surgeon to help you solve your problem. To enhance the appearance of your thinner lips, you can try lip augmentation. There are several types of lip augmentation procedures. After consulting your cosmetic surgeon, select the one that is appropriate for your lips. Before going for lip augmentation, it is advisable to ask your doctor about the pros and cons of the procedure. Remember, just like other cosmetic surgery procedures, you could not rule out risks in the lip augmentation process.

Types of lip augmentation process

The lip augmentation processes are divided into two groups – lip augmentation in which fillers are injected to give the lip a fuller appearance and implants.


Women scared of the surgeon’s scalpels will find injectable fillers a safer lip augmentation option. However, this is not a completely painless procedure. The cosmetic surgeon might use a topical anesthesia for numbing the lips. Fillers commonly used for lip enhancement include artecoll, bovine collagen, autologen, dermalogen, alloderm, fascia, fat injection, juvaderm, hylaform and retylane. The fillers injected into the lips will keep the lips plumped temporarily.

Moreover, people allergic to certain synthetic fibers or cow collagen could develop allergic reactions after the treatment. Before moving ahead with the lip augmentation process, your doctor might test signs of allergy. Autologen fillers made from your own collagen and fat injections made from the fat of your thigh or abdomen are the safest option for lip enhancement. Risk of allergy is minimal for fillers made from natural substances. Restylane, hylaform and juvaderm have minimal risk of allergy. Your body might reject dermalogen made from collagen of donors.


Injecting fillers in the lips could fix your lips for several months. The effect of the best injectable filler would not last for more than a year. For a longer effect, you should opt for inserts. Fat grafting, local flap grafts and Gore-Tex, soft ePTFE and SoftForm implants usually produce permanent results.

Lip augmentation should be carried out on healthy individuals. It is unsuitable for women suffering from diabetes, blood clotting disorders, lupus, connective tissue problems and oral herpes.