Washington Univesity Facial Plastic Surgery Center
Washington Univesity Facial Plastic Surgery Center
Lip Augmentation
Lip augmentation has become a popular cosmetic enhancement in recent years. [Injectable fillers are used for plumper lip contour or a more defined lip line.]

This procedure creates fuller, plumper, more attractive lips by enlarging and reshaping the upper and lower lips.
It reverses the effects of aging on thinning lips while restoring lip definition and contour. Lips may be treated separately or both lips may be augmented at the same time. Watch a video on cosmetic dermal fillers.

Some types of lip enhancement involve the insertion of natural or synthetic materials.

Other procedures use tissue from the mouth or other areas of the body to restore the outer fullness of the lips.

Presently, hyaluronic acid  Juvederm™) and fat are the most widely used substances for augmentation of the lips. However, since both are natural materials, the body will slowly absorb them over a period of months, resulting in the need to repeat the injections. Click for more information on cosmetic fillers.

While injected fillers allow quick results and minimize a patient’s downtime, the treatment will need to be repeated periodically to maintain optimum results. New, longer-lasting options are also available and include implantable materials like AlloDerm™, Gore-Tex™ and SoftForm™.

If you are considering lip augmentation, many different types of treatments are available. Talk with an expert to find out the risks and limitations of each product, along with the details of the procedure. Dr. Branham can provide the information you need to make an informed decision regarding cosmetic enhancements.
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Dr. Branham demonstrates and discusses nonsurgical cosmetic procedures that are gaining in popularity. Play video.