Lip augmentation is a procedure that creates fuller, more shapely lips. If you’ve always had small lips, or if you’ve seen them shrink or develop wrinkles over time, lip augmentation may be right for you.
Bajaj Plastic Surgery can provide you with either a surgical or non-surgical method for lip augmentation, depending on your goals.
Benefits of Lip Augmentation
- Augmenting thin lips
- Treating lines around the mouth
- Correcting marionette lines
- Enlarging the kissable area of the lips
- Rejuvenating the mouth area
For a total rejuvenation, Oklahoma plastic surgeon Dr. Bajaj can enlarge lip size while treating lipstick lines or marionette lines. The doctor can tailor your procedure according to your goals, whether that means fuller lips, lip reshaping or wrinkle treatment.
Patients should be non-smokers, in good health, and not exhibit oral conditions such as dental abscesses or cold sores.
The most popular non-surgical lip enhancement techniques use injectable fillers made with hyaluronic acid gel. However, other options include collagen injections, fat transfer, or liquid silicone. These techniques provide immediate results and no downtime. Using a dental block or numbing cream to control discomfort, Dr. Bajaj will inject filler into specific areas of the lips, taking care to maintain the natural lip lines and borders.
Surgical placement of an implant, made out of Gore-Tex, Alloderm or other materials, is another option. These methods provide permanent results. The procedure can be performed with a local or general anesthetic. To insert the implant, Dr. Bajaj makes a small incision inside your mouth, where a scar will not show.
Post-treatment bruising and swelling is common, but should resolve within a few days (or longer with a surgical augmentation. After that, you’ll be able to appreciate the results of your lip augmentation.
The results will partly depend on the method that is used. Injectable fillers made with hyaluronic acid typically last last 6-12 months.