Lip filling, also known as lip augmentation, is a cosmetic procedure that involves injecting dermal fillers into the lips to enhance their size, shape, and overall appearance. The fillers used are typically made of hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the body that adds volume and moisture to the lips. Lip filling can help achieve fuller, more defined lips and address concerns such as thin lips, asymmetry, or loss of volume due to aging.
What is Lip Filling?
How does Lip Filling work?
During a lip filling procedure, the doctor will carefully inject the dermal filler into specific areas of the lips using fine needles or cannulas. The filler adds volume, plumps up the lips, and enhances their shape and contour. The procedure is usually well-tolerated, and results can be seen immediately. The duration of the effects varies depending on the type of filler used and individual factors, but typically lasts several months to a year. Repeated applications are necessary to maintain the desired results over time.
Good candidates for lip filling are individuals who desire fuller lips, have thin or asymmetrical lips, or have experienced loss of volume due to aging. It is important to have realistic expectations and be in overall good health. Your healthcare provider will assess your suitability for the procedure during a consultation.
Lip filling is generally well-tolerated, and any discomfort during the procedure is usually minimal. Most fillers contain a local anesthetic to help minimize pain or discomfort. Additionally, healthcare providers can apply topical numbing agents or use other techniques to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.