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

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.

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.

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.

Lip Augmentation FAQs

Implant or Filler?

Do Implants Look Fake?
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