The lips are important features of a person’s face. Beauty and sensuality are often associated with full lips. As much as people would like to have plump lips, not everyone is born with it. Fortunately, a person can have better lips through lip augmentation. There are several techniques in lips enhancement. Some are temporary while others are permanent. Every patient has a unique goal, so every procedure should be individualized.

Injectable Fillers

There are different types of injectables available with Restylane and Juvéderm being the most common. Choosing an injectable filler for your lips will depend on your needs. The effectiveness of each filler varies. The procedure is fast and simple and only lasts for a few minutes. It provides temporary enhancement that lasts for about 6 months to a year.

Lip Implants

Implants that match the consistency of normal lip tissue are used. A small incision has to be made in the corner of the mouth so the implants can be inserted. Implants offer long-lasting results as they are not absorbed by the body.

Fat Injections

Fat injections improve the volume of the lips. It is done by removing fat tissue from the abdomen, buttocks, or thighs of the patient. Fat tissue is purified then injected into the lips. There is less likelihood of rejection in this technique since the tissue comes from your body. Compared to injectables, fat injections have more permanent outcomes. It also results in natural-looking supple lips.


The red portion of the lip is elevated and rotated through surgery. It gives a permanent result. However, as with any other surgery, there will be scars. Down time will also be longer than other lip enhancement techniques.

Lip augmentation is one of the easiest ways to improve the appearance of the lips and to enhance overall facial appeal. Since each patient has a distinct need, it is very important to consult a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Randy Proffitt of Mobile Alabama to learn more about different lip enhancement techniques. Dr. Proffitt is double board certified in Plastic Surgery and General Surgery. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Proffitt will provide you with the needed information that will help you come up with the best choice. Set up an appointment today and find out how you can have full and plump lips.