Lip Augmentation (Lip Fillers & Implants) - Fort Worth, TX

What to Expect During And After Surgery

Lip augmentation (surgical and nonsurgical) is performed as an outpatient procedure in an accredited surgical facility. The procedure to place an implant is done under general anesthesia and generally takes about an hour. Lip augmentation using injectable fillers is performed in-office and lasts about 30 minutes. Most times, a numbing cream is applied prior to injection. The lips will be swollen and sore for a few days following your procedure, but this will ease to reveal softer full lips.

Plan Your Procedure

Average Cost -
Recovery Time 1 Week
Avg Procedure Time 30 Min
Post-Op Follow-Up 4 Weeks
Recovery Location Out-Patient

Lip Enhancement Options

Lip Implants

This surgical process provides permanent increase in lip size. There are two main options available for most surgeons to use: PermaLip, which is a solid yet soft silicone material that offers a natural result; and AdvantaLip, a synthetic Gore-Tex material that provides a firmer, fuller-feeling lip.• Lip Implants: This surgical process provides permanent increase in lip size. There are two main options available for most surgeons to use: PermaLip, which is a solid yet soft silicone material that offers a natural result; and AdvantaLip, a synthetic Gore-Tex material that provides a firmer, fuller-feeling lip.

AlloDerm

This is a unique surgical method to augment and enhance the lips. Dermal components are harvested from cadavers and placed within the lips through tiny incisions. Your own tissues and fibers integrate with the injected components, creating a smooth, natural appearance.• AlloDerm: This is a unique surgical method to augment and enhance the lips. Dermal components are harvested from cadavers and placed within the lips through tiny incisions. Your own tissues and fibers integrate with the injected components, creating a smooth, natural appearance.

 

Fat Filler

Also called fat transfer, this is a nonsurgical injection which gathers fat via liposuction from the patient’s body, filters and purifies it, then transfers the fat into the lips to shape, soften, and volumize them.• Fat Filler: Also called fat transfer, this is a nonsurgical injection which gathers fat via liposuction from the patient’s body, filters and purifies it, then transfers the fat into the lips to shape, soften, and volumize them.

Injectable Filler

This nonsurgical injection creates a fuller look by the use of a variety of filler agents such as collagen, hyaluronic acid, and calcium hydroxyapatite. These are marketed under multiple brand names and offer varying results.

Surgical Technique

The approaches and techniques used to perform lip augmentation vary depending on few details, whether a procedure is surgical or non-surgical being the most significant. Patients electing surgical enhancement with the use of an implant or AlloDerm will have incisions made starting on the outer corner of the mouth. This best allows the surgeon to create a usable tunnel within the lip into which the implant can be placed. The same approach is used for AlloDerm. Once the implants are in correct position, the lips are finely reapproximated with dissolvable sutures and the incisions closed.

Lip enhancement procedures involving only an injection will employ a local numbing anesthetic for your comfort. These injections are made through a syringe that is placed inside the lip. Whichever filler is chosen, it will be injected in layers until the desired fullness is achieved. The process can be repeated several times depending on your body’s own absorption rate of the injected material.

Overview

Not everyone is born with a perfect Cupid’s bow upper lip. Not everyone has the skill or time to spend creating dramatic lips with makeup. For these reasons and more, if you have ever wished for more prominent lips, consider Lip Augmentation with temporary fillers or a permanent implant. Also called Lip Enlargement or Lip Enhancement, Anderson MedSpa offers several surgical and non-surgical options to enlarge the upper lip, lower lip, or both. Dr. Daniels recommends patients begin with nonsurgical lip enhancements that use an injectable filler (like Juvederm) in order to determine how much volume is wanted. Patients can get gradually increased amounts of filler until finding the perfect volume. Or, for more dramatic, longer-lasting lip augmentation, patients can consider lip implants made with a synthetic, flexible material. During a consultation with Dr. Daniels in our Fort Worth office, the different lip augmentation options will be discussed before creating your custom-tailored treatment plan.

Lip Augmentation FAQs

Implant or Filler?
The great news is that there are many options and alternatives, each offering benefits tailored to meet each patient’s specific aesthetic goals. Women who are confident in wanting permanent results are likely better suited with lip implants. Others who are slightly less adventurous may prefer starting with a lip filler, taking baby steps to gradually increase the amount injected until the perfect look is reached. Luckily, there are several procedures from which to choose to gain the fuller lip you want, and they don’t all last forever. During your consultation, all of these techniques will be discussed so that the right decision can be made.

Do Implants Look Fake?
Flexible synthetic lip implants are specifically designed to mimic the look and feel of natural lips. After a few months, the implants will integrate with the natural tissues and fibers of the lip for an even more organic appearance. Most patients marvel at how natural and soft their implants become. During your consultation, considerations will be made to your individual face shape and contours in order to pick the perfect implant and avoid the appearance of “overdone” lips.
Is This Reversible?
If you find that lip augmentation did not produce the effect you had hoped for, there are options for reversing the outcome. First, you should wait a sufficient healing period to ensure that all swelling from the surgery has subsided, as even a slight amount of swelling can appear significant in this part of the face. Patients who still do not like their lip implants for any reason can choose to have them removed. Also, injections will slowly absorb into the body and thus the lips will naturally become smaller over time. You may find that a slightly smaller implant or less filler is the more desired look for you.
What About Scarring?
Lip augmentation surgery leaves only nominal scarring because the incision is placed in the natural crease of the lips. Once healed, the incision is barely visible.