Lip Augmentation

In recent years, full lips have become popular and convey a sense of youth and vitality. However, one should be careful to avoid overcorrection which results in an unnatural or fake appearance. Lip augmentation can be achieved with a wide variety of natural or synthetic products. Some examples would be a patient’s own fat or fascia, alloderm, silicone, or injectable filler such as Restylane Silk or Juvederm. Most doctors will have a preference on which method works best for them and their patients. 

My personal preference is to use a hyaluronic acid filler (Restylane Silk or Juvederm). I find these fillers are safe with virtually no side effects and the newer formulations last much longer. Hyaluronic acids are essentially a naturally occurring gel-like substance which bathes the cells of our body. This product feels natural to the touch and is easily injected with minimal bruising. The result is naturally appearing full lips without hardness, overcorrection, or lumpiness.

Case Study 1

Restylane Silk Lip Augmentation

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