Are Lip Injections for Me? | Thomas Taylor, M.D.


Are Lip Injections for Me?

Posted November 24, 2015 in Blog, Injectables, Lip Augmentation

Lip Augmentation Before and After PhotosIt is hard not to notice the recent revival in full lips, increasingly due to the popularity of celebrities like Kylie Jenner. While there are a few at-home tips and tricks to help you plump the appearance of your lips, for many people who have a thin, undefined mouth, these tricks are short lived or don’t provide quality results. For these women and men, lip injections can help achieve the luscious lips they desire.

Achieved Using Lip Injections

  • Fuller Volume: Increase lip size and add a plump to your pout
  • Defined Cupid’s Bow: Create a deeper, more defined “V” in your cupid’s bow
  • Smoother Surface: Restore a smoother and even contour to the surface of your lips
  • Definition: Create a prominent and defined lip border
  • Balanced Proportion: Achieve balanced proportions between your upper and lower lips
  • Curvy, Luscious Lips: Enhance round and curvy edges

Types of Lip Injections

At Taylor Plastic Surgery Center, we can use a variety of temporary fillers to restore volume to your lips. The most common filler used is JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC because of the quality, long-lasting results it provides. JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC is a gel made of hyaluronic acid, which is a volumizing substance naturally found in our bodies. This filler also contains a small quantity of local anesthetic to make each treatment as painless as possible.

Lip Injection FAQs

How long do lip injections last?

Depending on the type of filler used and the amount of correction needed, most results last between six and twelve months.

What are the potential side effects of lip injections?

While minimal, possible side effects include redness, swelling, and mild bruising.

Are synthetic injections the only option available for lip enhancement?

Synthetic fillers are the most popular treatment to increase lip volume. However, fat transfer to the lips is on the rise. This provides a more permanent result.

Lip Injection Warning

It is important you always choose a board-certified plastic surgeon when undergoing any cosmetic procedure, even something as routine as lip injections. You should also avoid any surgeon who offers silicone fillers. While silicone implants are FDA approved to increase the size of your lips, injectable silicone fillers are dangerous and harmful to your health. You should always choose a reputable, qualified surgeon who has patient safety and satisfaction as his or her top priority.

If you desire larger, fuller lips, schedule your consultation with Dr. Taylor today. He and his friendly staff are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Contact our office by calling (626) 577-7730, or fill out our online contact form for additional information.

“Exceeding Expectations with Natural Looking, Realistic Results!“ - Dr. Thomas Taylor