Full, luscious lips are an important sign of both youth and femininity. Although many aspects of women’s appearance such as large breasts or buttocks change over time, large lips have always been sought after. Regardless of age, full lips are considered a consistent marker of feminine beauty. Unfortunately, many women do not have large, shapely lips and even women with large lips when young find that these lips often shrink as part of the normal loss of fat that occurs during the aging process.

Lip AugmentationLip augmentation is used to enhance the appearance of small, aged, or deformed lips. It is the perfect way to achieve that seductive, fully plump pout. It can also help provide a harmonious balance to facial features.

There are many options to improve the appearance of your lips. The methods used may also reduce fine lines and wrinkles around your lips. If you have narrow, thin lips that contribute to an old, masculine, or severe appearance, here are the options to consider for making them fuller and shapelier again.

Injectable Fillers

Because of the skin and internal texture of the lips, not all injectable fillers and treatments are good for lip augmentation. Achieving a smooth texture for the lips is critical, so anything with a granular texture is not appropriate for lip augmentation. This includes fillers such as Radiesse, Restylane and Perlane.

The loss of collagen in humans is the reason for aging, wrinkles and lines on the face. Juvéderm and Artecoll, two fillers mainly made of collagen, have become the fillers of choice for lip augmentation procedures.

Fat Transfer

Unlike injectable fillers, which give relatively short-term correction of thin lips, a fat transfer has the ability to give permanent correction to thin lips. In this procedure, fat is taken from donor sites in the body and re-injected into the lips. Although not all the fat survives the process, enough fat “takes” in the new location to correct the thin lips. Since this fat is now a living part of the lips, it behaves in all ways similar to your natural lip material.