The lips are one part of the body that garner a lot of attention when they are perfectly sculpted. They add a lot of character to the face, and in many instances, people may feel like they are lacking volume or definition in their lips. Lip augmentation and enhancement make it possible to get natural, well-defined lips.

What are lip augmentation and enhancement?

Lip augmentation and lip enhancement are essentially two words that refer to the same process. This process involves adding fillers to the lips in order to increase their size or modify their shape.

When performed by a skilled professional, lip augmentation can be used to alter the appearance of the lips to great effect, while still retaining a natural appearance.

What are the benefits of augmentation?

Getting lip augmentation done has a number of aesthetic benefits for individuals. This is a versatile procedure that can provide a lot of positive influence on a person’s overall look. Some of the advantages include:

  • Can be used to achieve fuller lips, particularly noticeable in those with naturally thin lips
  • Minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, such as smoker’s lines
  • Can be used to define the shape of the lips, best for people who are fine with size but want definition
  • Can be used to balance out the lips when there is asymmetry
  • Has a positive effect on a person’s overall look

What products are used for lip augmentation?

Most commonly, hyaluronic acid fillers are used for lip augmentation and enhancement. These fillers are well-researched, with great results and a very low chance of side effects occurring.

The most popular brands used for the lips are Juvéderm®, particularly Volbella XC and Ultra XC, and Restylane® Kysse and its Silk variant.

How is the procedure performed?

Understanding the procedure for lip augmentation can make it easier for you to undergo, as there won’t be any surprises along the way.

The process will typically start with the lips being numbed beforehand, with a topical anesthetic. This will allow you to be as comfortable as possible during the process. Once the lips have been properly numbed, the professional will begin the actual process.

Using the chosen brand of hyaluronic acid filler, they will strategically and precisely inject the substance into the lips. This will be used to fill them out and create definition and volume as required. This is typically completed within an hour.

How soon will results show up?

While you will see some degree of change immediately after the procedure, this will not be an accurate summation of the true final appearance.

When doing a lip treatment with Juvéderm®, it takes less than a week for the results to be evident. However, with Restylane®, it can take a few weeks to properly celebrate.