Lip enlargement is a cosmetic procedure performed to improve the appearance of the lips by making them look fuller and plumper. Generally, plump and full lips make a person look healthier and more youthful since the lips tend to thin out as a person ages. The ideal shape or size of the lips is usually considered in proportion to the size of the patient’s nose and surrounding facial features. The procedure has been in use since the early 20th century.
Lip enlargement with the use of injectable fillers achieves quick results with minimal downtime. Significant ease of use, “off-the-shelf” availability, and widespread acceptance by the public make HA one of the most commonly used fillers. Lip augmentation with fillers can be performed by injecting the material in any or all of the anatomic parts of the lip, allowing for a very controlled and predictable result.
Injectable dermal fillers are performed as an outpatient procedure in a cosmetic clinic. Prior to the injection, the cosmetic specialist first applies a topical numbing agent on the lips. If necessary, nerve block injections can also be used. The areas around the mouth where the injections will be made are marked and needles are then used to inject hyaluronic acid into the lips.