Currently, lip augmentation is accessible to the general public and is not only the privilege of personalities and celebrities. Lips play an essential role in the aesthetic perception of the face. Lip augmentation is one of the most frequently requested aesthetic procedures. It is simple and effective. Thin, firm lips appear hostile, strict, and even angry. Fuller, rounded lips appear softer, making a person happier, younger, and more approachable. Fuller lips add sensuality and appeal. Liquids can significantly increase a person’s self-confidence. During the procedure, attention is paid to the volume and symmetry of the lips and the balance of the size of the upper and lower lips.

Lip augmentation is a procedure in which the lips are sensitively shaped to form a harmonious whole with the entire face and personality of its wearer. The lips are filled as needed during the process, and unevenness or asymmetry is corrected.

Who is lip augmentation suitable for?

The decision to have your lips enlarged can be based on a valid basis: narrow, drawn-in, wrinkled lips or on the feeling and desire to improve the natural condition of the lips. But, of course, everything depends on ideas and expectations.

People’s lips are narrow when they smile, and they want to eliminate this deficiency. Lips also shrink with age and change their shape. If a person feels discomfort and dissatisfaction with his lips and smile, he can quickly solve this problem.

Method 1 – Lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid

Several dermal fillers can augment the lips and around the mouth. But the most common fillers today are based on hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers can enhance the appearance of lips by adding shape, texture and volume.

Injectable implants based on hyaluronic acid are most often used for lip augmentation. Hyaluronic acid also solves the problem of swollen or puckered lips in older people and enhances lips in young women. With the use of skin implants, even small or drawn in and indistinct lips can be accentuated. Behind the problem of small pursed lips can also be improperly developed inwardly pulled teeth. After its correction, the lips also change shape and size when the teeth get upright and no longer point inward.

The course of the procedure

  1. An anesthetic cream is applied to the site or it is numbed by injection
  2. Hyaluronic acid is applied to the lips in the form of a transparent gel with a thin needle or cannula
  3. The procedure does not require hospitalization, our clients go home immediately after the application. It takes approximately 30 minutes.

The lip augmentation procedure can be repeated and corrected several times. Then, after applying the filling material and recommendations from the specialist, the patient goes home immediately.

The most significant advantage of fillers containing hyaluronic acid is that since the body produces this component naturally, there is no risk of allergic reactions. In addition, by enlarging the lips, the face will automatically gain more symmetry and at the same time be visually more attractive.

The benefits of applying fillers containing hyaluronic acid include:

  • Control over the volume of the lips. The practitioner can regulate the amount of injected substance, so he has much better control over how much lip volume is created.
  • Gradual application of fillers. Fillings can be given at intervals until the desired results are achieved.
  • Any lumps created by lip movement dissolve quickly.
  • Compared to other dermal fillers, there is less bruising and swelling after lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid.

Method 2 – Lip augmentation using the Lipofilling method

Lipofilling is a method in which one’s fat is transferred or structural fat grafting is carried out. The technique is among the favorites because it works with its material, which is very well accepted in the new place of the organism. This method uses the patients’ fat as a permanent filler to add volume to the soft tissues. Fat is collected with thin cannulas through small incisions using classic liposuction. After filtration in the laboratory, the isolated fat cells are injected into the labial muscle and contours of the lips, where the doctor creates a shape and increases the volume. In lipo filling, significantly thinner and finer instruments are used than those for the body. Scars are invisible, less than 1 mm and hidden in the corners of the mouth. After completing this procedure, the patient does not feel significant discomfort. If stitches are used during the process, they are removed after 4 to 5 days. The patient can return to everyday life after 4 to 10 days and start a physical activity after three weeks.

Result and durability

The results of Lipofilling are usually immediately visible. And the percentage of tissue graft transferred by lipo filling is between 30% to 60%. Moreover, the impact is long-term and permanent compared to the use of hyaluronic acid, which needs to be repeated after a few months.

Possible side effects

Possible complications or side effects can be swelling, sensitivity, and minor bruises. Even with lipo-filling, the applied volume may be more significant, and there is a slight asymmetry.

Method 3 – Lip augmentation – Permalip

Another way to increase the volume of lips is Permalip. This method is slightly more invasive than the previous ones. During this procedure, a small silicone implant called Permalip is inserted. Permalip is performed using a cosmetic surgical method and takes 30 to 45 minutes. Permalip implants are available in several sizes, depending on the desired result. The Permalip implant is safe and does not spread into the tissues around the insertion site after insertion.

The procedure is performed under local anesthesia. It involves two incisions in the corners of the lip – in the corners, which are sewn up with absorbable stitches. A soothing preparation is usually recommended for the healing process. The patient can integrate into everyday life after 5 to 10 days and perform physical activity after three weeks.

Results and duration

The result can be seen immediately, although stabilizing will take a few days. Finally, a permanent result will appear after approximately two months.

Side effects

The advantage of this method is that the result is permanent. However, the implant can be removed in case of patient dissatisfaction. Furthermore, it can be done without leaving marks and scars.