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George K. Verghese, MD
Lip Augmention and Dermal Fillers
Mid-Atlantic Skin Surgery Institute
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Lip Augmention and Dermal Fillers

Plump, luscious lips are a desirable trait for many, including celebrities like Kylie Jenner. The good news is that it's easy to accomplish this look without undergoing surgery. Lip augmentation is a simple cosmetic procedure to make your lips fuller.

The most popular method of lip augmentation today is injecting a dermal filler. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the body, where it boosts volume in your lips. Many dermal fillers are made with a similar substance. So, when the filler is injected into your lips, it will add shape, structure, and volume. This new technique is typically safer and longer lasting than alternatives, such as collagen.

If you're interested in having fuller lips, here's what you should know about lip augmentation using a dermal filler

What Are the Benefits of This Procedure?

Your doctor will have better control over how plump your lips will look.

Injections can be spaced out over multiple appointments to get the results you want at a gradual pace.

If lumps or bumps form because of lip movement, they can be easily dissolved.

You'll likely experience less bruising or swelling than with other fillers.

The results last longer (approximately six months), but they are not permanent.

There's a smaller chance of an allergic reaction because hyaluronic acid fillers are made from substances like those found in the human body.

What Is the Procedure Like?

A lip injection is a quick procedure that requires little to no downtime. First, the lip area is numbed with an anesthetic. Then, the doctor will mark the area that will be injected and use very fine needles to perform the injections. Afterwards, you may be offered ice to reduce swelling or discomfort. The difference should be visible right away.

What Are the Side Effects?

Luckily, the side effects associated with hyaluronic acid should only last a few days. You may experience bleeding where the injections were made, swelling, bruising, redness, or tenderness.

More serious side effects can include asymmetrical lips, lumps or irregularities, infection, ulceration, scarring, stiffening, or tissue loss.

If you experience extreme side effects such as severe swelling or a fever, you should call your doctor right away.

Who Should Consider Lip Augmentation?

If you are uncomfortable with the appearance of your lips and you want to make them fuller, this procedure might be right for you. Lip augmentation will add volume and shape to your lips for approximately six months.

Patients should be in good health before undergoing this procedure. If you have diabetes, lupus, blood-clotting problems, or an infection like oral herpes, then you might not be well suited for lip augmentation.

Before your procedure, you should tell your doctor if you have had a cold sore in the past, if you have any allergies (especially to lidocaine), or if you are taking any medications or supplements.

If you are interested in a lip augmentation procedure, be sure to seek out an experienced medical provider.

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