What is lip augmentation? A plumper looking pout is definitely en vogue. Patients of all ages are coming in with photos of celebrities, notably Jennifer Lawrence and Angelina Jolie, wanting to know how they can get a similar look to their lips. Our lip injections are a non-surgical procedure in which either filler or fat is injected into the upper or the lower lip to create a fuller but natural-looking result.
As with any other cosmetic procedure, your results are going to depend on your anatomy. During your lip augmentation consultation, Dr. Helen Allison will discuss your desired outcome and examine your lips. He is assessing their skin elasticity and the relationship of your lips to the rest of your face. While Kylie Jenner may have the lips of your dreams, it does not mean that you can achieve exactly that look – your lip augmentation must be fully customized to suit your facial structure.
Dr. Allison’s goal with all of his lip augmentation patients is to deliver a plump, youthful-looking lip that is proportional to the rest of the face. She will listen to your concerns to determine the best treatment plan for your needs to deliver natural results that exceed your expectations.
Gone are the days when a lip augmentation meant an overblown pout that made the patient look like a pufferfish. Thanks to the wide variety of new fillers on the market specifically designed for the lips, Dr. Helen Allison has quite a few tools in his tool chest for delivering truly natural-looking lips. He will often use a combination of our different lip fillers to create the best lips for your individual face.
This is also an HA (hyaluronic acid) filler from another respected manufacturer. Dr. Helen Allison uses this on both the upper and lower lip injections patients to restore lost volume.
Designed specifically for the lips, Volbella is less about pumping up the volume than it is about smoothing out the appearance of the lips. Patients who have tried this HA filler describe it as achieving a look of lip gloss.
Part of the Restylane family of fillers, Restylane Silk, was specifically designed to increase fullness in the upper and lower lip. It is a hyaluronic acid (HA)-based filler. HA is a naturally occurring substance in the body. The nice thing about HA fillers is that they are safe; most patients have no adverse or allergic reaction. Additionally, if you dislike your results, HA fillers can be dissolved.