Written by Dr. Julian De Silva
Lip augmentation is ideal for patients who have thin lips or disproportionate lips. Augmentation can be accomplished with surgery or the use of filler injections. The transfer of fat is an good method of enlarging and creating a more attractive lips, and is advantageous over the use of filers as it is long-lasting. Other injectible fillers (Juvaderm or Restylane) have an instantaneous effect, however they last for an average of 6 months. There are other fillers that can be used such as Alloderm, that have a long-term effect. Dr. De Silva will not inject silicone into the lips as there have reported risks associated with this technique.