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Lip augmentation


How can we improve the outline, the volume of the lips and the shape of the mouth?

On the lips and mouth we intervene:

  • highlighting the lip contour,
  • increasing their volume,
  • highlighting the filter (the two raised imaginary lines located between the upper lip and the nose), giving a more youthful appearance,
  • straightening and strengthening the corners of the mouth (mouth lift),
  • improving lip hydration that diminishes over time,
  • improving fine lines on the upper and lower lip (smoker’s wrinkles).

What material is used for lip plastic surgery?
In recent years we have been using non-permanent materials such as hyaluronic acid (Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm). Hyaluronic acid is a skin polysaccharide that has the ability to absorb water from our body like a sponge. In addition, it has been found that injecting hyaluronic acid stimulates fibroblasts to produce collagen, resulting in dual benefits: volume and new collagen production.

A more permanent material than hyaluronic acid is autologous fat. The fat injection procedure requires removing it from a part of the body, such as the abdomen, and then injecting it into the lips. For smoker’s wrinkles, Botox Dysport is used in combination to soften wrinkles and Restylane lip Juvederm to fill them, with excellent results.

Lip Augmentation Procedure – Improving the Shape of the Mouth
The procedure of lip augmentation is very simple, fast and with immediate results. We first apply local anesthesia or local anesthetic cream. The entire duration lasts a quarter of an hour, and the results are immediately visible. For this reason, we never overcorrect.

Side Effects – Complications of Lip Augmentation
Possible side effects are minor swelling (lasting 2 days) or some minor bruising (lasting up to 5 days).

Recovery – Lip Augmentation Recovery Time
Recovery is immediate. The person concerned can immediately return to her activities.

Results of Lip Augmentation – Improving the shape of the mouth – Duration
The volume on the lips with hyaluronic lasts 6 months. Fat injection lasts much longer. The other interventions (hyaluronic in the contour, in the wrinkles of the upper lip – smoker, lifting in the corners of the mouth) last more than a year. The results are reversible and controllable.

Cost of Lip Augmentation – Mouth Shape Improvement
The cost of lip augmentation is adjusted according to the amount of hyaluronic acid to be injected. In any case it remains low. Fat injection has a higher cost.


Lip augmentation is an easy procedure, fast, with a controlled and reversible result. The plastic surgeon corrects the shape of the mouth at the same time (mouth lift). Restoring the volume of the mouth and its shape (mouth lifting) is a very common treatment in plastic surgery.