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Lip Augmentation Facts

Medical Name:
Lip Augmentation
Common Name:
Lip Augmentation
Estimated Cost:
$400 to $1,500
Type of Anesthesia:
Local
Length of Procedure: 30 minutes
Down Time: None
Recovery Time: 2 to 7 days
Discomfort Level: Mild
Procedure Location: Office, Clinic
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What is Lip Augmentation?

Lip augmentation is a procedure that involves injecting a cosmetic filler into the lips in order to enhance its size and shape. Implants can also be used to augment the lips. This can benefit those that desire a more sensual look, or restore fuller lips for individuals that have lost volume and shape in their lips as a result of age and other factors. Lip augmentation can temporarily provide enhancement to the lips appearance. The body eventually absorbs the injected material and for those wanting to maintain their desired results, they need to receive multiple treatments over time.

There are various injectable fillers used for lip augmentation. Some of the more common fillers used include Fat, Collagen, and Restylane. Fat injections involve fat harvested from the patient’s body and then injected into the lips. Collagen is a cosmetic product derived from purified bovine collagen. Restylane is a newer form of injectable filler, that lasts longer than fat and Collagen. Unlike Collagen, Restylane is non-animal based, meaning there is no risk of any allergic reaction. Each of these fillers, even the ones not listed, carries their own set of benefits as well as risks. Alloderm, another alternative, is donated human tissue that is inserted into the lips. To learn more about the different types of injectable fillers that can be used for lip augmentation, please consult with a cosmetic surgeon.

To answer some of the more frequently asked questions about lip augmentation, CosmeticSurgery.com has listed the following essential facts. Prices may vary depending on the type of procedure or filler used to augment the lips. You can also check out our “Research” section for more information on lip augmentation. If you wish to get more detailed information about lip augmentation, please consult with your cosmetic surgeon.

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