Lip Augmentation in Boston
Lip Enhancement & Injections
What is lip augmentation, also called lip enhancement or lip injection?
Lip fillers or lip enhancement uses dermal filler injections of Beletero®, Prevelle Silk®, Restylane® and Juvederm® for lip enlargement. Lip fillers make the lip look fuller, younger and more sensuous and lift the lip.
Why do people have lip augmentation, lift or enhancement?
Full lips have the appearance of youth and sensuality. As we age our lips become thinner and longer and the pink part of the lip turns inward. Lip lines and wrinkles appear. People choose to have lip enhancement or augmentation to:
- Make the lips fuller and larger
- To improve lip shape
- To push the lip up and make it appear shorter
- To fill lip wrinkles and lip lines
- To make the lips look younger and more sensuous
Is lip enhancement, augmentation or lift safe?
Lip augmentation with dermal fillers Beletero®, Prevelle Silk®, Restylane® and Juvederm® are safe when done by a board certified experienced plastic surgeon who has had training.
What does lip augmentation cost?
Lip augmentation with dermal filler injection costs $500-$750 depending on the filler that is used.
What will I look like after lip augmentation or lip enhancement?
You should see the nice puffing or plumping of the lip immediately after. Rarely there may be bruising. The lip swells so that the lips may look too large but icing and time will reduce the swelling after a day or two.
Who should do my lip enhancement?
A board-certified trained plastic surgeon who is experienced in dermal filler techniques should do your lip augmentation.
How do you remove lip lines, lip wrinkles or smoker lines?
Effective lip line or lip wrinkle removal requires a combination of techniques. The best lip enhancement technique to remove lip lines, plump the lip and lift the lip include:
- Combined laser resurfacing effectively removes lip wrinkles that you see at rest.
- When you purse the lips or activate the lip muscles the lip wrinkles or lines can come back. To prevent the wrinkles or lines from coming back very small amounts of Botox® or Dysport® can be used to prevent these dynamic lip lines.
- Lip plumping and lifting with dermal fillers.
What is a lip lift?
A lip lift is a plastic surgery procedure to shorten, elevate and lift the lip. The purpose is to make the lip look shorter and younger with more pink lip exposed. The problem with lip lift plastic surgery is that the scar is very visible beneath the nose. In my practice the scar is unacceptable and we achieve adequate lip lift with the use of dermal filler lip injections or lip augmentation.
What are lip implants?
Lip implants are biocompatible, permanent materials surgically placed into the lip for lip augmentation or enhancement. Common materials include Bioplastique® and Gore-Tex®. Because the lips have strong muscles and remove frequently non-biological implant materials are not well tolerated in the lips. Lip implants can extrude or become exposed in some patients. Dermal filers have replaced the lip lift in our practice.
Schedule a Lip Augmentation Consultation
Dr. Brooke R. Seckel is a renowned facial plastic surgeon who offers a number of treatment options to enhance the appearance of the lips. If you are unhappy with the appearance of thinning lips, consider lip lift or lip implants. Learn more about these procedures by scheduling a free consultation at Boston Plastic Surgery Specialists today. Call 617-455-2859.