Whether you have naturally thin lips or have experienced thinning lips and lip lines as you age, lip augmentation can give you a fuller, plumper lip contour. Our board-certified plastic surgeon offers various options to enhance the size of and reshape your lips at Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery. Dr. Hause can help you achieve the perfect pucker through dermal fillers, fat grafting or lip implants.
Dermal Fillers for Lip Enhancement
Several types of dermal fillers can add volume to the lips. Juvéderm, Restylane and Perlane are fillers made with a synthetic hyaluronic acid, a natural sugary substance found in your body’s tissues and joints. These fillers increase lip size for 6 to 18 months, depending on the product and how quickly your body breaks down the hyaluronic acid. Lip fillers are a semi-permanent solution but are also reversible with hyaluronidase enzymes if you wish to return your lips to their natural size.
Dermal fillers for lip augmentation are administered at our Sacramento office. During your consultation, Dr. Donald Hause will assess your lips and overall facial balance and may take pictures to help determine which areas of your lips need to be plumper for a symmetrical lip shape. A topical anesthetic is used to numb your lips for comfort, and some fillers contain lidocaine to further decrease any pain you may experience.
Lip enhancement with dermal fillers may be done over your lunch hour, and the procedure typically takes about 15 to 30 minutes. There’s no downtime required, and you can return to your regular activities right away. Dermal fillers for lip augmentation have a low risk of complications and few side effects, offering a safe, effective (and reversible) option for enhancing your lip contour.
Lip Augmentation with Fat Grafting or Lip Implants
Fat transfer or silicone lip implants are other options for lip augmentation.
Autologous lip augmentation involves harvesting fat from another body area via liposuction, typically the abdomen. The fat cells are purified and transferred to the lips for lip enhancement that can last five years or longer.
Permalip implants are a permanent option for lip augmentation. Permalip is a solid silicone implant that won’t leak or rupture. However, lip fillers and fat grafting may offer a more natural look and feel.
Benefits of Lip Augmentation
The lips are one of many areas of your face and body that show signs of aging, losing volume and developing fine lines. Lip augmentation can restore your youthful lip contour or give you the luscious lips you’ve always wanted. Benefits of lip enhancement include:
- Restoring previous lip size
- Correcting asymmetrical lips
- Smoothen wrinkles around the mouth
- Fill in lip lines
- Reduce perioral lines (wrinkles above the upper lip)
- Boost your self-confidence
Why Choose a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon for Lip Augmentation
Whether you’re interested in lip implants, lip fillers or fat grafting for your lip augmentation, it’s crucial to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon. A qualified plastic surgeon knows how to avoid complications and provide a beautiful result. Dr. Hause has gone through additional years of training in plastic and reconstructive surgery and has extensive experience helping patients reach their cosmetic goals through surgical or non-surgical procedures.