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Lip Augmentation in Colorado Springs, CO

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About Lip Augmentation

It's possible you have naturally slim lips or you have lost fullness in your lips as you get older, nonsurgical lip augmentation may help to create a fuller, more shapely mouth. Surgical lip enhancement may be done with a fat transfer or FDA-approved dermal fillers to obtain the look you want. If you are interested in learning more about lip augmentation and which option is best for you, contact the Institute of Plastic Surgery in Colorado Springs, CO to schedule a consultation. One of our experienced plastic surgeons will explain the process and help you create your custom treatment plan for lip augmentation.

  • Fat Transfer:
    By taking fat from one area of the body with minimally invasive liposuction and injecting the processed fat back into your mouth, you can have natural enhancement.
  • Dermal Fillers:
    Injectable dermal fillers, like Restylane or Juvéderm, can add temporary volume to the mouth and improve the visibility of lip lines.

Ideal Candidates

Lip enhancement can help to give you more voluminous lips and a shapelier mouth. Based on your needs and goals, you may choose lip augmentation via fat transfer or dermal fillers. Ideal candidates for lower and/or upper lip enhancement will:

  • Have naturally thin lips or have age-related volume loss in the lips
  • Have asymmetrical or uneven lips
  • Want to balance the overall appearance of your face
  • Have general good health

Surgical Technique

Dermal filler injections such as Radiesse and Restylane can be performed in the office within 30 minutes with minimal risks and pain. Another option for patients looking for longer-lasting results is to undergo fat grafting. This is performed by removing fat from another portion of the body and subsequently injecting this fat into the folds and creases of the face and lips. Unlike fillers, which are done in the office, fat grafting is usually performed in the operating room under anesthesia. It must be performed in conjunction with liposuction to harvest the fat. 

What to Expect

If you had a fat transfer, you should expect the liposuctioned area to be tender. Cold compresses and nonprescription pain relievers are suggested to alleviate any discomfort and swelling. The improvements from a dermal filler may be visible anywhere from 3 – 12 months, based on the injectable used for your procedure. With fat injections, you can expect to retain approximately 40 – 50% of the fat grafting long term. You can talk to your surgeon about maintenance sessions to freshen up your lips.

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At the Institute of Plastic Surgery, we want to help you feel confident in the look and feel of your mouth. With nonsurgical lip augmentation options, you can have full, plump lips that enhance your overall appearance. Contact our location to schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons. They will evaluate your shape and contour to develop a customized augmentation treatment plan to accentuate your pout.

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