Lip Augmentation


Lip Augmentation Overview: Treatment Types, Benefits, Ideal Candidate, Cost, and Aftercare

Beautiful lips are features that everyone aspires for. Some people are born with naturally full and well-contoured lips while some are not, and in many cases, pollution, disease, and aging make the lips to lose their original volume.

Fuller lips are a sign of youth and sensuality. In many cultures, thin lips are considered unappealing. Hence, there is a good demand for augmenting the lips. This can be accomplished by fillers or fat grafting. The filler used in lip injection includes hyaluronic acid. In the fat transfer method, a small amount of fat is obtained from another part of the body and is further purified and injected into the lips. The fat transfer provides more long-lasting results than fillers.

The fillers are used to add or restore fullness, correct lips that curl under, and also improve symmetry. The lip augmentation will change the facial features and bring changes in the lips and enhance their entire face.

Benefits of Lip Augmentation Treatment

  • Helps to add and restore volume to the thin or aging lips.

  • Helps improve the symmetry between the upper and lower lip.

  • Smooths out the vertical lines around the mouth and lips.

  • Offers natural-looking results.

  • Refines the shape of thin or flat lips

  • Safe and virtually painless treatment.

  • Augments the lining of the lip.

Types of Injectables

Plumper and youthful lips make one look more beautiful. With various cosmetic surgical procedures, one can achieve more smooth, youthful, and voluptuous lips. These include:

1. Lip Augmentation using Dermal Fillers

The fillers are made of cross-linked hyaluronic acid molecules. They are hypoallergenic and absorbable. Hyaluronic acid is a substance found naturally in the body and helps the skin retain moisture. Increasing age and prolonged sun exposure causes the natural collagen to disappear and contributes to volume loss and development of wrinkles. Fillers are available as preloaded 1ml injections. Nerve blocks or ice packs can be used before injection fillers to numb the lips. Fillers can be given into the white roll and vermillion of the lips to increase the sharpness and volume. Fillers can also be used to fill defects or deficiencies or irregularities, if any. There is minimal or no downtime following filler injections. Fillers are absorbable and need to be given from time to time. The duration for which the filler lasts depends upon the degree of cross-linkages in the hyaluronic acid molecules. Most fillers last between 6-12 months in the lips. Also, augmentation by fillers can be reversed if the results are not satisfactory.


  • Treatment time is only 15-30 minutes.

  • Very little to no downtime.

  • Control over lip volume.

  • Affordable treatment.

  • Immediate visible results after the treatment.

  • Final results can be seen after 12 days after the treatment.

  • Results can be reversed as the hyaluronic acid can be digested by adding an enzyme that dissolves the hyaluronic acid fillers.

  • Hyaluronic acid is a natural material, and there is minimal to no risk of side effects with these fillers.

  • The patient can resume normal activities immediately after the procedure, with no active restriction.

2. Lip Augmentation by Fat Grafting

Fat grafting is another technique used to augment the lips. Here local anesthetic is given to the subcutaneous fat in the abdomen. Fat is then aspirated using 1.5 – 2.0mm cannula. This fat is decanted, washed, and converted to micro fat globules. This purified micro fat can be injected into the lips using 0.8 – 1mm cannula, similar to filler. However, post-procedure edema can be expected, which can last up to a week. Up to 40% of the injected fat is expected to be absorbed in the following months. At times, an additional amount can be given to compensate for the expected loss in volume. This procedure can be considered permanent.


  • Fat is obtained from the patient’s own body, and the risk of allergic reaction is very less.

  • No incisions are needed in the lips.

  • Injected fat looks and feels very natural in the lips.

  • Long-lasting results.

  • Best results can be seen within a few weeks once the swelling subsides.

Dr. Dushyanth Kalva, an expert cosmetic and plastic surgeon in Hyderabad, during the consultation at Inform Clinics, assesses the individual’s condition and speaks with the individual about what she/he would like to achieve and any specific skin-related concerns. Then depending upon the individual's condition, the injectable (filler or fat) is provided to give one full and luscious lips.

Ideal Candidates For Lip Augmentation

  • Adults of any age can be a good candidate for lip augmentation.

  • Individuals bothered about the appearance of their thin lines and asymmetrical lips.

  • Individuals who want more plumper and voluminous lips.

  • Individuals who want to enhance the appearance of their lips.

  • Individuals who want to add roundness and curves to their lips.

  • Individuals who have realistic expectations from the treatment.

Not an Ideal Candidate

  • Individuals who have unrealistic expectations with the treatment

  • Individuals suffering from inflammations, active infections, and have a history of multiple allergies.

  • Pregnant women and individuals suffering from a bleeding disorder or facial nerve disorders.

Result and Expectation

  • Boosts confidence.

  • Natural-looking lips.

  • Fresh, smooth, and rejuvenated lips.

  • Enhanced facial appearance and smile.

Lip Augmentation Treatment Cost

The cost of lip augmentation treatment in Hyderabad depends on various factors like

  • Type of injectables used- filler or fat.

  • Individual’s concerns addressed.

  • Age of the patient.

  • Location of the clinic.

  • Experience of the doctor.

  • Medical tests.

  • Medications.

Risks and Complications

One must be aware of the potential risks and complications before opting for lip augmentation treatment. The risks and complications include:

  • Infection

  • Stiffness

  • Redness

  • Bruising

  • Tenderness

Will The Treatment Hurt?

Lips are a more sensitive part of the body, and it is normal to feel some pain once the needle enters the skin. The topical numbing cream is applied to the treatment area; this helps to manage discomfort during the treatment.

Aftercare Lip Augmentation Surgery

  • Avoid strenuous activities for a few weeks.

  • Do not itch or scratch the treated site.

  • Do not sleep on the injection site.

  • Protect the treated area from direct sunlight.

  • Do not eat junk food for a few days.

  • Stay hydrated and consume nutritious diet.

To know more about lip correction with fillers and fat augmentation surgery in Hyderabad, consult today with our experts at Inform Clinics.

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