The best available options for lip enhancement

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Fuller and plump lips always have been the most sought after look. Although you can find many makeup tutorials online which teach you tips and tricks to create fuller and luscious lips, but all these are only temporary solutions. So if you wish to have enhanced and plump lips for a longer period of time then you have to look for the surgical and non-surgical cosmetic solutions of lip enhancement.

Luckily, in addition to surgical, there are also non-surgical lip enhancement treatments available which allow you to achieve lip volume without the need of going under the knife. Some of the lip augmentation treatments are explored below;

  • Lip fillers enhancement: This is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment for enhancing the size and shape of the lips. It is also used for adding volume to the facial areas that lack volume or become hollow due to the process of ageing. The lip fillers offer following benefits:

    Quick and simple procedure: the complete treatment takes around 15-20 minutes so you can have it during your lunch time.

    Little to no downtime: the downtime is limited and the patient can instantly resume with routine life. There is only mild swelling and bruising.

    Instant results: the patient can instantly see the results following the treatment.

    Low cost: as compared to other options it has low cost.

    Temporary results: the effects of the treatment usually last for about 6-12 months.

The most common type of lip fillers used for the purpose are the hyaluronic acid fillers including Juvederm and Restylane  which are FDA approved for lip augmentation. For more information regarding fillers lip enhancement visit

  • Fat Transfer: Another way to add volume to the flat and small lips is through fat transfer procedure. In this treatment, a small amount of fat is taken from the patient’s own body and is harvested. It is then injected into the lips to achieve structural enhancements in lips shape and size. This metho of lip enhancement has more downtime and the results are unpredictable as compared to dermal fillers while taking some time to appear.
  • Lip implants: It is a surgical procedure which requires general anaesthesia. It is a suitable option for those who want to achieve permanent lip enhancement. The procedure involves the surgical placement of lip implant in the inside of the upper or lower lip then closing the opening. The implants used nowadays are safe and comes in different sizes which enable the cosmetic surgeons to achieve the custom based outcomes according to patient’s desires and facial features.

The procedure has long downtime and recovery. The side effects include swelling, bruising, bleeding and wound which take weeks to heal. It is an inpatient procedure and has cost much higher than the non-surgical lip enhancement procedures.

No matter which lip enhancement procedure you choose to have, conduct a thorough research and consult trained and experienced cosmetic doctor or plastic surgeon to know the suitable treatment option which fits your requirements and your budget.


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