Lip Augmentation at a Glance
Lip augmentations or lifts can be done using a variety of techniques and filler options. Depending on your surgical goals and facial anatomy, your doctor will discuss your options and provide a recommendation.
Length of surgery: 30-60 minutes
Length of recovery: A few days to a week
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Frequently Asked Questions
Injectable dermal fillers typically provide results that last between 6 and 12 months. Lip implants, on the other hand, can provide longer-lasting results — often lasting several years or more.
The most common types of lip fillers used for augmentation are hyaluronic acid-based ones. These fillers are safe and provide natural-looking results. Popular brand names include JUVÉDERM®, Restylane® and Belotero BALANCE®.
Lip augmentation procedures at our clinic in Minneapolis typically involve the use of local anesthesia or numbing agents to minimize discomfort. The injections themselves may cause slight stinging, but nothing intolerable. After the procedure, swelling and temporary soreness can be expected, but it’s nothing that can’t be managed with cold compresses and over-the-counter pain medication.