Full lips have been a sign of youth and beauty throughout history. As we age, lips tend to wrinkle and thin out due to decreasing levels of collagen in the skin. Lip enhancements provide you with fuller, younger looking lips that will make you feel more confident. Anyone who desires fuller lips may be a good candidate for lip enhancement. Thinning lips can be made full using injectable fillers, fat grafting, or surgery.
Lip fillers can be natural or synthetic materials. Juvederm and Restylane are a few of the most common fillers. Both of these companies now have special fillers for the lips that help add fullness and get rid of nasty bar code lines around the lips.
Another option is fat grafting using your own fat. Dr. Koneru can liposuction fat from an area that you would like reduced and graft it into the lips. For more information, visit our Fat Grafting Page.
There are many surgical options, the best option for you will depend on your concerns and desires as well as what your lips look like now. Dr. Koneru will select a treatment plan and plan the best procedure for you.
After fillers, patients can return to their normal activities immediately, but may have some swelling and bruising for 3 to 5 days. After surgery, most patients take at least a week off work and may have swelling and bruising for about 2 weeks. Patients can return to their normal activities the day following the procedure, and the results typically last six and twelve months.
Filler results will typically last 6 months to a year. Fat grafting and surgical results are generally considered permanent.